You don’t see this on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation every day: British crime investigators used DNA from a cat to convict a man of manslaughter. Investigators found cat hair on the body of a murder victim discovered on a British beach in 2012. Detectives matched the hair to a cat belonging to the victim’s friend. The hair was then matched to a database of DNA gathered from 152 cats in England over a six week period. “This is the first time cat DNA has been used in a criminal trial in the U.K.,” said Jon Wetton from the University of Leicester. “This could be a real boon for forensic science, as the 10 million cats in the U.K. are unwittingly tagging the clothes and furnishings in more than a quarter of households.” Read the full story on the ABC News website.
If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: On Monday, we showed you how to give subcutaneous fluids to your cat, on Tuesday, we reviewed the Bird Catcher PRO interactive toy, on Wednesday, we announced that we’re the Learning Ring Sponsor at the National Capital Cat Show in September, and on Friday, we reminded you that my new book, Adventures in Veterinary Medicine, is now available for download. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a Catit Home Decorative Scratcher for your kitties!
Being a kitten is very tiring, and this video of a kitten falling asleep while eating proves it! Enjoy!