Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Catster magazine, www.catster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
Mowmy and I are very sad about the big cats -- lions and Bengal tigers--killed in Ohio yesterday, along will all the other animals who were shot by law enforcement when their troubled "owner" set them free from his so-called sanctuary before killing himself.
We are also angry because Ohio has long had laws that let irresponsible people keep all kinds of wild animals as if they could be pets--not domestic kitties like me, but endangered species and even the rarest of rare cats, my distant cousins, the unbelievably beautiful Bengal Tigers. Eighteen Bengal Tigers died yesterday and we understand there are only about 2,000 left in the world today.
Honestly, we don't know if the police HAD to kill them or could have tried harder to find another solution. But we are very sure that the man who had bought them should not have been allowed to do so in the first place. He was not even taking care of them properly and Ohio law was just fine with that.
We think Ohio should have better laws controlling ownership and care of wild animals--then they would not have had to face the decision to slaughter so many.