Tag: Cats

Pets and Pesticides

March 4, 2009
Flea and tick season are fast approaching, and it's time to start thinking about how to combat these pests to keep our pets comfortable, safe and healthy. In years past, I've been diligent about regularly applying topical flea and tick control to both my cats and dogs during the time of year when these pests are at their worst. However, more and more information is coming out about the dangers of these pesticide products, which has me reconsidering my use of them.

ALDF T-shirts & Animal-Loving Tough Guys Sport Tats

October 14, 2008

­In late August, the time of year I can conjure nights spent outside as a teenager shouting with friends and feeling the steam creep off of Manhattan sidewalks, ­The New…

NASCAR driver Nolan Wilson Races to Rescue!

September 16, 2008
ALDF had the opportunity to chat with NASCAR driver Nolan Wilson about what fuels his passion for animal protection, why he loves racing fans, and what his feline co-pilot, Pipet, is meowing about these days.

Companion Animal Spotlight: TomTom and Bootsy

July 23, 2008

After receiving this picture of TomTom and Bootsy, we couldn’t resist sharing it. Thank you Will and Liana for sending us your picture and story! Glad you like our little…

See Us On Bay Area Pets

July 16, 2008

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is excited to be joining the SFGate.com Bay Area Pets blogosphere! Be sure to check out this fun new network of pet lovers. You can…

Pet Custody: Fighting Over Fido & Fluffy

April 25, 2008

There’s a reason a song named, “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” was written – because, as so many of us know, breaking up is indeed really hard to do!…

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

March 21, 2008

Animal Legal Defense Fund member, Daina, took this picture of her rescued cat, "The Cookie Man," perched in his favorite spot next to their ALDF sticker. Daina writes: "His name…

Polly Want a Cracker… Now!

March 10, 2008

Walk with me while we go peek over the edge of a new frontier. (For purposes of this walk, let’s save the objections to studying animals in captivity for another…

Dangerous Levels of Lead Found in Toys for Companion Animals

March 5, 2008

The Dallas Morning News published a story yesterday after Florida’s St. Peterburg Times screened two dozen pet toys and products for lead content. While the tests found that most of…

Getting Active for Animals

January 22, 2008

The power to act for animals – to work for change on behalf of the voiceless – is within all of us. It does not require a vast amount of…

Where Souls Connect

October 22, 2007

I’m still amazed when I think about it–my daughter, Maggie, falling madly in love with a cat.  People assume that she’s a clone of me, possessing all of my passions…

Getting the Last Word

May 29, 2007

I have every intention of being one of those preternaturally preserved, vibrantly healthy, juice-drinking 115 year old vegans, schooling whippersnappers in Scrabble and sharing arcane tales of life before the…

Finding My Voice

May 21, 2007

Several years ago, a mandatory spay/neuter ordinance came before the Santa Cruz City Council. I worked part time as an animal care technician at the local SPCA, and euthanasia was,…

Woes of a Winter Wonderland

December 18, 2006

This time of year brings holiday celebrations, baked treats, and relaxing in front of a warm fire. It also brings frigid weather to animals stuck outside without proper shelter, and…

The Horror of Animal Hoarding

May 4, 2005

ALDF’s recent legal victory against North Carolina animal abusers Barbara and Robert Woodley, whose more than 300 dogs were living in wretched conditions on their Sanford, NC property until removed…

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