15 Cat Breeds That Didn’t Exist 100 Years Ago

With cute furry faces and mischievous characters, it is no wonder cats sit in second place in pet popularity, with a 2016 survey suggesting a quarter of U.S. homes enjoy a kitty’s company.

Like all other pets, new cat breeds can both naturally occur and be developed deliberately.

As a result, there are now scores of different breeds, meaning there is a perfect pussycat suited to every taste.

Newsweek picks out 15 cat breeds that have only come to exist in the last century.

American Curl

American Curl cat
Close-up portrait of a white American Curl cat with blue eyes. The American Curl
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Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter Supports Food Banks and Shelters Amid COVID-19 Related Pet Food Shortage

The cat is out of the bag, and starting to run low on food. Much like toilet paper and cleaning supplies at the beginning of the pandemic, the US is now seeing a shortage of pet food. There are many reasons for the shortage, including overzealous shoppers, bad weather, Covid-19 delays, and a massive rise in pet ownership.

Pet food manufacturer Royal Canin recently released this statement online:

“We take full responsibility for this, and deeply regret the impact that these issues may have on you and your pets that we are so privileged to feed,” Royal Canin said. “We

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Homeowners, pets safe after destructive house fire in northwest Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Two people and two pets are safe after a fire tore through a home on the Springs’ northwest side overnight.

Fire crews were called to Champagne Drive near 30th and Centennial a little after 3 a.m.

“We received multiple calls from homeowners in the area for the house on fire,” said Lt. Aaron McConnellogue with the Colorado Springs Fire Department. “First crew got here about 3:24, so about a five-minute response time for them. They reported heavy fire on the exterior of the home on the back side … they had fire on the first

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Purrfect pets – Portsmouth Daily Times

SCIOTO — “I think having an animal in your life makes you a better human.” Rachael Ray, American Television Personality says and for many animal lovers, there is not much that is more special than spending time with their animals.

This past year, pets became more important than ever as people were confined to their homes and were able to spend so much more quality time with their pets than they had in the past. People that didn’t have pets before also took to getting one while they were there to teach them and to keep them company when they

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How to protect your dog from being stolen

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Around 3.2 million UK households have bought an animal companion since the pandemic began, according to pet population figures from the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA). As a result, prices of puppies, in particular, have soared and, sadly, dog thefts have seen a massive spike.

Charity DogLost has recorded a 250 per cent increase in dognappings from March 2020 to March 2021, its senior police liaison coordinator, Wayne May, tells The Independent.

An RSPCA spokesperson tells The Independent that the organisation believes that a rise in pet thefts could be the result of “the surging popularity, and

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