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.
Missourians - vote YES on Prop B
For any Missourians out there, please vote yes on prop B next Tues to stop puppy mill cruelty. Help our bow-wow siblings out! This law would not affect cats though but keeping breeders more accountable will help all of us pet owners.
Here's more on the issue for those of you who have not heard of it yet:
Proposition B, known as the â€œPuppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act,â€ would regulate puppy mills all over the state. The measure was proposed by Missourians for the Protection of Dogs, and more than $3.5 million have been raised from various agencies.
â€¢ If those voting â€œnoâ€ win, the status quo will be maintained.
â€¢ If those voting â€œyesâ€ win, breeders will be required to give their dogs food, water, veterinary care, sufficient exercise space and protection from the elements. Each breeder will be limited to 50 dogs; they will be required to keep the temperature between 48 and 85 degrees, and they may not stack wire cages.
Whatâ€™s at stake
Some argue that laws will hurt dog breedersâ€™ business and that the economy will be affected. Other opponents think it will place too much government control on the puppy mills.