Resource Guarding: What is it, and what can you do about it?

We all have resources that we value, whether it's our cup of coffee in the morning, our favorite armchair, or quality time with our best friend. This is true for dogs, cats, and other species as well! A valued resource is something that we'll seek out deliberately, and be reluctant to give up if someone tries to take it away. (How many of us would respond with a snarl if someone grabbed our morning coffee out of our hands? I sure would!) Resource guarding stems…

0 Comments

There’s a Cat Hanging Around, What Do I Do?

Oh look, there’s that tabby cat hanging out in the garden again! What should I do? We get questions about cats seen outdoors all the time! Here are some questions to ask yourself when you see a cat outdoors, before you take action. Please be aware that in the state of Maine, if you feed an animal for ten days, that animals is legally yours. That doesn’t mean you can’t get help if you’ve already been feeding a cat, but it does change what specific…

0 Comments