24 May '11, 9pm

National Zoo Researcher Charged With Poisoning Feral Cats

A month-long investigation has led to animal cruelty charges against a Ph.D who specializes in bird conservation at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. after caretakers of a feral cat colony found a connection between the woman and rat poison in the cats' food. When caretakers of a feral cat colony in Columbia Heights noticed an unusual material in the cats' food bowls, they took it to the Washington Humane Society to be analyzed. The group was very surprised to learn the substance was rat poison and they were even more surprised to learn it traced back to Nico Dauphine, a postdoctoral fellow with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center at the National Zoo. ABC News reported the Humane Society conducted a month-long investigation "monitoring video surveillance and matching card swipes in and out of an apartment complex near the scene of the alleged crime." After viewing the ...

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Success! Howley Feral Cats Safe From Gas Chamber

Success! Howley Feral Cats Safe From Gas Chamber

care2.com 21 May '11, 9am

If officials in Howley, Newfoundland had their way, the town's feral cats would all have been gassed and buried, but that ...