Australian Retirement Village Is Exclusively for Cats

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Such a fine place for old pussies to hang out!
Homeleigh retirement village is a perfect place to spend the twilight years, with staff to clean and cook, a garden and immaculate quarters. But forget about signing up – unless you are a cat.

Inside a fully functional house next to Keysborough Animal Shelter in outer Melbourne, the only residents are twelve aged felines.

A shelter staff member visits every morning and night to feed the moggies and human visitors pop in to spend a few hours.

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Pet Owners At Increased Risk Of Acquiring Fatal MRSA Infection

Pet Owners At Increased Risk Of Acquiring Fatal MRSA Infection

Pet bites can cause potentially fatal MRSA infection 

Pet owners are at an increased risk of getting infected with the potentially fatal MRSA infection through dogs and cats, say researchers.

Dr. Richard Oehler, of the University of South Florida, says that MRSA and skin infections in dogs and cats can be spread to humans through bites.

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Tattooed Cats in Russia

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Dazed and Tattooed

Still dazed after being anaesthetised for three hours, a pedigree pet is hauled upright to show off its new tattoo.

The controversial “body enhancement” was carried out on Mickey – a rare Canadian Hairless breed also known as a Sphynx cat.

His female owner was said to be delighted with the Tutankhamun design inked on to his chest at a tattoo parlour. She said: “I wanted something new and different for the times we live in.”

But horrified animal rights campaigners have slammed the sick fad in Moscow as barbaric – and fear it could catch on among wealthy pet owners in the West.

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