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In March 2016, Det. Sgt. Collin said that the perpetrator might be only mutilating the corpses after the animals had already died and could only face charges relating to public order or theft. He noted that of the six cases being investigated, five of the cats had not been claimed which would make it difficult to bring charges of theft or criminal damage. An investigating vet said he had found raw chicken in the stomachs of a number of the felines killed, believing the perpetrator was using the meat to lure the cats. The RSPCA believes that the deaths were due to , possibly from a moving vehicle. SNARL said some animals may have been thrown against a wall.
The authors are very grateful to Kelly Weinersmith and Zen Faulkes for organizing the symposium. They are also very grateful to Dr Simon Wolfensohn from Archway Veterinary Surgery, Wiltshire, and Prof. Alan Wilson from the RVC, Hertfordshire, for supplying the urine samples of domestic and wild cats, and to Dr Robert Deacon from the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, for supplying the two-choice maze, and to Dr Glenn McConkey at the University of Leeds for supplying the parasite strains. A final thank you goes to Prof. Janice Moore, Dr Peter Apps, and Prof. Harold Heatwole for comments on the text. J.P.W. and M.K.: designed the study; M.K. and J.P.W.: collected the data; S.K., J.P.W. and M.K.: analyzed the data; J.P.W., S.K. and M.K.: wrote the paper; and J.P.W.: presented the data at the symposium.
Archway Apothecary for Feline Medicine We care about happy, healthy cats. “How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.” —Robert A. Heinlein You can turn to Archway Apothecary for hard-to-find medications, unique, compliance-friendly dosage forms like tasty, chewable tablets, tiny tic-tac size pills, transdermal gel applicator, more than 30 feline-friendly flavors […]The person or persons responsible removed the head and tails of the felines, with it being assumed that the body parts are being retained as trophies. This led to local people signing a petition which reached 30,000 signatures requesting DNA testing to be undertaken on the corpses in the hope of getting a match. As of March 2016, no human DNA had been recovered. It is thought that the attacker or attackers could have worn protective clothes and gloves to avoid getting scratched by the cats. A geographic profile of earlier victims indicates the attacker may have a base in South Norwood.As any pet owner is well aware, animals can be extremely difﬁcult to treat with medications. Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow pills, and usually will eat right around one disguised in food. Dosages can be very tricky with dogs – a dose of medication that works for an 80-pound Golden Retriever may be far too much for a six-pound Yorkie to handle. Large and exotic pets pose many unique medication challenges. Archway Apothecary is equipped to help them all!Toxoplasma gondii is an indirectly transmitted protozoan parasite, of which members of the cat family (Felidae) are the only definitive hosts and small mammals such as rats serve as intermediate hosts. The innate aversion of rodents to cat odor provides an obstacle for the parasite against successful predation by the feline definitive host. Previous research has demonstrated that T. gondii appears to alter a rat’s perception of the risk of being preyed upon by cats. Although uninfected rats display normal aversion to cat odor, infected rats show no avoidance and in some cases even show attraction to cat odor, which we originally termed the “Fatal Feline Attraction.” In this study, we tested for the first time whether the “Fatal Feline Attraction” of T. gondii-infected rats differed according to the type of feline odor used, specifically whether it came from domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus) or wild cats—cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) or pumas (Felis concolor). In two-choice odor trials, where wild and domestic cat odors were competed against one another, consistent with previous findings we demonstrated that infected rats spent more time in feline odor zones compared with uninfected rats. However, we further demonstrated that all cat odors are not equal: infected rats had a stronger preference for wild cat odor over that of domestic cats, an effect that did not differ significantly according to the type of wild cat odor used (cheetah or puma). We discuss these results in terms of the potential mechanism of action and their implications for the current and evolutionary role of wild, in addition to domestic, cats in transmission of T. gondii.