Pet Fostering Is Tax Deductible

If you’re a pet foster parent, good news for you as tax season rolls around again: you can write off those expenses you’ve racked up for the animals you’ve been fostering. That includes vet bills, food, and even the gas needed to transport the pets to appointments and to meet potential adopters. In June 2011, Jan Van Dusen, […]

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What The Hell Is A Squitten?

Sometimes you come across something that just doesn’t sit right with you and you have to investigate it further. Such is the case with this week’s Raise A Paw. In trolling the internet one morning, I came across something that I found to be a tad unsettling. So, this week Raise A Paw takes a

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How Far Do Cats Roam?

A few years back, when I lived in Brooklyn, I cared for a colony of feral cats. I trapped and neutered them, set up a feeding station in my backyard, and, like a wildlife researcher, watched with fascination from my window as they lived their reclusive lives. One of my favorites in the gang was Mr.

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Takkoda Pet Presents

Takkoda Pet Presents

More pet-themed products for you animal lovers — this time Takkoda, a London-based site that offers t-shirts and decor items featuring pets dressed up like Michael Jackson, Audrey Hepburn, Spock, and other iconic characters. Takkoda (meaning ‘friend to all’ in Sioux) started because its founders couldn’t find cool t-shirts (and other products) with animal designs on

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Stephen Colbert to Save Cat Fancy!

Having been around the media block, I’ve amassed a large collection of acquaintances who work at a variety of publications, one of those being the esteemed Cat Fancy. As is the case with many magazines these days, the feline-friendly journal has been having a tough time selling advertising due to both the recession and a not-so-friendly

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Make a Cat Tree on the Cheap

It’s so hard to find a cat tree worthy of coming home with you. I mean, no offense, but those carpeted towers can sometimes look a little “cat lady.” Yes, the carpet on cat trees is there as much to stretch the talons as it is for taking cat naps and play fighting, we all

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