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.
Illinois\' Cook County Makes History
From the ASPCA website:
ILLINOISâ€™ COOK COUNTY MAKES HISTORY WITH ITS APPROVAL OF HUMANE FERAL CAT ORDINANCE
On October 16â€”the day recognized by animal advocates as National Feral Cat Dayâ€”the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed landmark legislation making Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) the approved method for managing the countyâ€™s feral cats, whose numbers are estimated as high as 800,000. The ordinance will take effect on November 15, 2007.
â€œThis is great news for ferals in Illinois,â€ says Ledy VanKavage, Esq., ASPCA Senior Director of Legal Training & Legislation. â€œAnimal lovers throughout the state should demand that their city and county councils adopt feral cat ordinances like Cook County. If your city or county recognizes feral cat caretakers, then farmers and caretakers can get their cats vaccinated and spayed or neutered for only $15 through the Illinois Public Health and Safety Animal Population Control Program.â€
Illinois advocates, please call and write your legislators today and ask that they recognize feral cat caretakers in your local ordinances.