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July 30, 2014

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Just like dogs, cats love Las Vegas

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Steve Marcus

Leon,” 3 months old, plays in his cage during the annual Charlie’s Angels Pet Adoption Fair at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Scott Sibella, president/COO of MGM Grand, and his wife, Kim, picked up the adoption fees for any MGM employee who wanted to adopt a dog or cat.

Fresh on the heels of a report that says Las Vegas is a great place for dogs, another website says the city is also a top spot for cats.

If you're a cat lover, we'll also double the good news: A new scientific study says cat lovers are smarter than dog lovers.

More on that in a moment; first, let's talk about Las Vegas.

Real estate website Movoto ranked the top 10 cities for cats. Las Vegas came in second, behind Tucson.

Las Vegas did well because it has lots of sunny days, the third-highest number of pet stores per capita, and the 10th-most veterinarians per capita.

Plus, Southern Nevadans apparently aren't too fond of dogs — a good thing if you're a cat. Las Vegas had the ninth-fewest dog adoptions per capita.

So if Las Vegas is the second-best place for cats and the second-best place for dogs, what does that mean for the humans here?

Well, that study we mentioned says dog lovers and cat lovers have different personalities, according to Live Science.

Dog lovers are apparently livelier and follow rules more closely, while cat lovers are more introverted, open-minded and sensitive.

But the real kicker: "In a finding that's sure to spark rivalries among pet owners, cat lovers scored higher on intelligence than dog lovers."

We won't vouch for that here. We're just glad that both dogs and cats can agree that Las Vegas is great.

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