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Cat Food Recall 2021: Meow Mix Recalls Cat Food Over Salmonella

Some 2021 trends have been fun. Others? Not so much. After a seemingly endless string of salmonella-induced recalls this year that’s already taken hummus, sesame oil, ground turkey, and—most notably—pet food off the shelves, we’re facing another that once again potentially puts cats and humans at risk.

The J. M. Smucker Company recently issued a voluntary recall for two lots of its Meow Mix cat food over concern that it may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, the company announced in a press release. The affected products were sold at Walmart in at least eight states: Illinois,

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Meow Mix dry cat food recalled for potential Salmonella contamination

The J. M. Smucker Company announced a limited, voluntary recall of two lots of the 30 pound bags of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food due to potential salmonella contamination. The Company has received no reports of pet illness or adverse reaction and has issued this recall out of an abundance of caution. The impacted products were sold at select Walmart stores in IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY. No other Meow Mix® products are impacted by this recall.

If pet parents have products matching the following description in their possession, they should stop feeding it

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Cat reunited with Richfield family 4 months after being inside carjacked vehicle

He said they took off with Bentley, the 4-month-old kitten, inside. 

Like many cities around Minnesota, Richfield is seeing a dramatic rise in car thefts; the city saw a 73% uptick just in the first eight months of 2020. 

Days later, though, the car was found about 7 miles away in Minneapolis. 

“It was beat up. And everything was gone. And we actually found quite a number of different articles in it, some shell casings, some scary stuff,” Renee Lipinski said. 

Bentley was still missing. So they posted on different Facebook groups, hoping someone spotted the Maine coon cat. 

“After

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What happens to street animals when tourists suddenly disappear?

The trip from the ferry dock to Cem Arslan’s home on Kınalıada is a short one, but it’s not just the steepness of the hilly streets that keeps him from zipping along more quickly. As he drives around this small island district of Istanbul, Arslan frequently slows his electric scooter to a crawl—either to let stray cats dart safely across the road or to greet a pack of dogs that knows him well.

Istanbul is famous for its street animals—especially its cats. They are the subjects of documentary films, viral videos, popular Instagram accounts, and countless

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Soon, the internet will make its own cat photos and then it won’t need us

This cat doesn’t exist:

AI-made cat.

This one doesn’t either:

Fake cat.

These are computer-generated images from This Cat Does Not Exist, and folks: I think we are in trouble.

I understand this is going to sound crackpot, but hear me out. What if our computers are already smarter than us, and the only reason they’re pretending they aren’t is so we’ll continue feeding them their favorite thing, photos of our cats? I understand that in isolation this sounds ridiculous, but I don’t think it’s any sillier than the Singularity.

Under this theory, Skynet has already happened, but Skynet

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How Two Russian Men Saved a Scared Cat from Falling off 30 Feet-high Window

Feline luck | Image credit: Reuters

Two locals in Russia went out of their way to help a scared cat stuck outside a second-floor window.

What could possibly brighten up your day than a positive story of a cat rescued by fellow humans, restoring your faith in humanity? One such heart-melting news came from Russia when two locals went out of their way to help a scared cat stuck outside a second-floor window. The scary clip took a positive turn when two men came forward to help.

In the half-a-minute video, the distressed cat seemed to be struggling to get

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