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Here's what's in this issue:
Oregon cat attacks its family...
Mountain lions in your area?
10 strange cat behaviors
Cat food news...
Click to give...
A smile for you...
Donate to worthy causes, sign petitions, etc.
Thought for the day...
NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
Two camps have emerged regarding that poor cat
in Oregon. Lux, a 22 pound Himalayan mix, reportedly
"attacked" his family last month and the story has gone
viral on the Internet. Many local television stations have
even picked up the story.
Some people feel it's the cat's fault, but pet lovers everywhere
feel it's the humans' fault. After all, our pets are often
reflections of how we treat them.
"Cat whisperer" Jackson Galaxy is heading to Oregon to
work with Lux and his family. His crew will film the visit
and it will be televised on April 26 on Galaxy's popular show,
My Cat From Hell, on the Animal Planet channel.
Would you know what to do if you encountered
a mountain lion?
(Thanks to Amy for this link)
This article is about wild mountain lions in California,
where they are very common. However, they are found
in other states also, including Nebraska (where I am) and
are often called cougars or pumas, another name for the cats.
As humans encroach more and more on wild habitats, a
competition for the territory often results in some unhappy
or even tragic results. Knowing how to share the area with
them will help everyone get along without having to kill
the cats. They are not the intruders....people are.
The advice in the article is worth reading, even saving,
especially if you live in an area where wild animals of any
species (not just cats) can pose a threat to your safety. Bears,
coyotes, wolves and other wildlife can be found in many places,
too. The focus is on common sense, which isn't really very common
Most wild animals are active between dusk and dawn,
when there is little or no light. Thus, it makes sense to
stay indoors at night. Keep pets and children inside, do not
leave any food outside, and never try to approach or interact
with the animals in any way. If necessary, report your sightings
to local wildlife authorities.
Here's the link to the story again:
10 Strangest Cat Behaviors Explained
CAT FOOD NEWS
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Roberta, the Cat Lady
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