Cat behavior specialist, Molly DeVoss, returns to the podcast this week to talk about the effects of stay-at-home orders and physical distancing on animals and shelters across the country. We also revisit some advice on adjusting cat behaviors and making sure our homes are well-adjusted for every member of our family, those of us with two legs and those of us with four.
A new feature here at LGBTSR, for those who like to listen in: a regular Podcast Pick. This week I’m recommending Cat Talk Radio, with cat behaviorist Molly DeVoss and co-host Dewey. I met Molly through a friend when we’d adopted our cat Wilma from the Bucks County SPCA.
What is your cat trying to tell you?
Article written by Molly DeVoss
Communication is important for every relationship; without an understanding of what someone is trying to tell you, we are left
to assume intentions. We know how dangerous that is in human relationships, and it can also be detrimental to the bond you have with your cat.
Molly was approached by Korean search engine, Naver.com, and asked to give an interview of all she does to help save cats.
South Korea’s largest search engine, Naver, handling 75% of all web searches in South Korea, has over 42 million enrolled users. More than 25 million Koreans have Naver as the start page on their default browser and mobile application with over 28 million daily visitors. It is referred to as “the Google of South Korea”.
"Ms. DeVoss' piece focuses on challenges of the senior cat in the shelter environment. Her sensitivity in highlighting the medical, nutritional, behavioral and enrichment needs of these deserving geriatric shelter residents opens the reader's eyes to life from the aging cat's point of view. the awareness Ms. DeVoss brings to the geriatric shelter cat's needs will create positive and meaningful change." Dr. Liz Bales, Judge
Feline Paw Foundation's "Kittens, Cats and Cowboy Hats" Cat Show
Molly DeVoss spoke at “Kittens, Cats and Cowboy Hats Cat Show” on April 13 and 14th in Mesquite, Texas. In the Education Ring she presented “Bad Cat to Good Cat: 5 Reasons Cats Develop Behavior Issues and the Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Punishment” and “Bad Cat to Good Cat: The Big 3 – Pee/Poop, Blood & Guts, and Destruction – How to stop and prevent these unwanted behaviors.”
It’s a Cat’s World with Molly DeVoss and ‘Cat Talk Radio'
We’re cat lovers and several months ago, after adopting a cat with some behavior issues, I was connected to Molly DeVoss, of Cat Behavior Solutions. Her advice was essential in resolving the problems, and today we have two great girls, Wilma and Peanut, who brighten our lives and each other’s. Molly knows her stuff!
Science has proven that stress is one of the most powerful experiences to influence our mental health and disease. the same is true for your cat. If an animal cannot participate in behaviors it is highly motivated to perform, frustration and chronic stress can be produced.
This week’s interview sheds light on an animal many of us share our lives with and many others consider mysterious: the cat. Having recently adopted a new one named Wilma who came from a hoarder situation, I found myself in need of help and was fortunate enough to be put in touch with Molly DeVoss. The results have been amazing.
IAABC - International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
HOW DO SENIOR CATS END UP IN SHELTERS?
For over a decade, I have volunteered in the cat areas at Dallas Animal Services (DAS), a municipal shelter which has the fifth highest intake volume of animals in the United States. I routinely see senior cats on their rescue list. In some cases, the shelter will allow adoption...
Don't give up on your crazy cat: How to get better behavior from your feline
We've all heard that it's a cat's world and we're just living in it. For people dealing with annoying or destructive behavior from their beloved pets, there's more than a little truth to that. Molly DeVoss, a Dallas Animal Services volunteer and cat whisperer, is on a mission...
Molly, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Shelter euthanasia is the leading cause of death in cats in the U.S. and I’m trying to reduce that, one behavior at a time.
Colorado cat missing for 10 months rescued from hole more than 790 miles away in Dallas
A missing cat was found 800 miles from his Denver home inside a 25-foot-hole in Dallas.
According to a post from the city of Dallas, Harvey vanished from his home in June. Almost 10 months later, he was discovered caked in mud inside a 25-foot-hole at a construction site in Highland Park.
Love, kindness, and plenty of patience change the world for a very special cat.
On Saturday, June 25th, someone abandoned a small, sweet, flame point Siamese mix in the night drop at Dallas Animal Services. She was friendly, but also understandably nervous. She was also paralyzed from the waist down.