In the "Mews"

Read up on cat related news and learn more about the world of your feline friends, locally and nationally.

Local "Mews"

Athens commission approves affordable housing, moves animal control to new department

The Red & Black

Spencer Donovan

The Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission moved forward on animal control reforms, extended a moratorium on scooters and approved measures dependent on Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2020 funds at a marathon meeting on Oct. 1.

Athens officials hear concerns regarding animal shelter controversy at town hall

The Red & Black

Lorna Ramage

More than 50 animal advocates attended a town hall meeting hosted by Athens-Clarke County District 5 Commissioner Tim Denson on the evening of Sept. 25 to discuss the past, present, and future of ACC Animal Control.

Animal advocates optimistic about change at Athens Animal Control Shelter

The Red & Black

Spencer Donovan & Lorna Ramage

From concerns of poor conditions to allegations of publishing misleading information, local animal advocates have repeatedly called for Athens-Clarke County to take a closer look at the ACC Animal Control Shelter over the last four months.

ACC Animal Control Supervisor Resigns After Scandals


Blake Aued

David Fluck, director of Athens-Clarke County’s Central Services Department, resigned last week at the request of Manager Blaine Williams.

Head of embattled Athens-Clarke Animal Control forced to resign

Classic City News

Joe Johnson

The official who oversaw operations at the embattled Athens-Clarke County Animal Control Division was forced to resign this week, according to an announcement Thursday by County Manager Blaine Williams.

Athens-Clarke commissioners push for animal control audit

Athens Banner-Herald

Lee Shearer

An Athens-Clarke County Commission committee wants a performance audit of the county’s troubled animal shelter.

Athens animal shelter dog section under quarantine for virus exposure, community calls for better management

The Red & Black

Lorna Ramage

Another fatal virus has hit the Athens-Clarke County Animal Control, resulting in three stray puppies being euthanized this month due to cases of contagious parvovirus.

State Quarantines ACC Dog Shelter After Parvo Outbreak


Dan Jackson

Athens-Clarke County Animal Control’s dog pound was put under quarantine and closed last week by an inspector with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which oversees the state’s animal shelters.

Virus prompts quarantine of Athens animal shelter's dog area

Classic City News

Joe Johnson

The Athens-Clarke County animal shelter’s dog area has been placed under a two-week quarantine due to the apparent presence of a virus that was introduced to the facility by a litter of puppies that was taken in last week, the county announced in a Wednesday morning media release.

Athens-Clarke dog shelter quarantined for parvovirus

Athens Banner-Herald

Lee Shearer

Officials have put the Athens-Clarke County Animal Shelter’s dog area under quarantine until Sept. 16 after three puppies in the shelter tested positive for a highly contagious disease called canine parvovirus.

National "Mews"

Cats actually do get attached to their owners, study says

CBS News

Caitlin O'Kane

"Dog people" and "cat people" have long debated which pet is better. A new study is putting one preconceived notion about stand-offish felines to bed.

Cats Like People! (Some People, Anyway)

The New York Times

Rachel Nuwer

In the perennial battle over dogs and cats, there’s a clear public relations winner. Dogs are man’s best friend.

Yes, cats really do bond with people, study says, even if they don't always show it


Ashley Strickland

Some cats may seem a little more aloof than dogs, but they respond to the people they've bonded with in a similar way, according to a new study.

For Fat Cats, The Struggle Is Real When It Comes To Losing Weight And Keeping It Off


Robbie Harris

Erin Shibley and Chirag Rathod are parents to Miko the cat. "Miko Angelo. Miko Angelo's his full name. Miko for short," Rathod says.

Mystery solved? Why cats eat grass

Science Magazine

David Shultz

Cats do a lot of weird things. One of the biggies is eating grass, often to throw it up just a few minutes later.

Cats understand their names and are probably just choosing to ignore you, a study suggests


Allen Kim

Have you ever wondered whether your cat is ignoring you because it doesn't understand its name? Several researchers from Japan did, so they tried to get to the bottom of it.

New York State Bans Cat Declawing

The New York Times

Elisha Brown

New York on Monday became the first state in the country to ban cat declawing, a practice that animal advocates consider cruel and unnecessary.

New York just banned cat declawing. It's the first state to outlaw the procedure


Scottie Andrew and Brian Ries

Cats in New York are free to scale couches, window screens and curtains with their claws unclipped.

Does Fluffy Really Want to Be an Adventure Cat?

The New York Times

Wudan Yan

On a cool, partly cloudy day in October 2017, Malaya Fletcher was about to go hiking near a cabin in Pennsylvania. The only thing left to do was to get her cat, Copurrnicus, into his harness.

Meet Instagram's Paul the Cat Guy


Meghan Dunn

Paul Santell spends at least 30 hours each week feeding and trapping stray cats throughout New York City's boroughs.

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