Hi Cat Lover,

Welcome to the New Year! Here's what's in this issue:

Man Saves Cat On Busy Bridge...
Cat falls from tree and lives!
Blind Dog Gets Seeing-Eye Cat...
Cat caught sneaking tools into prison...
Cat food news...
A smile for you...a new video on my web page!
Take action to help animals...

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NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
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Man Walks Onto Dangerous Rush Hour Bridge to Rescue Cat:

This is one lucky kitty!

http://www.care2.com/causes/man-walks-onto-dangerous-rush-hour-bridge-to-rescue-cat.html

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"MARION, Mass. - A stray cat that spent at least
a week stuck in a Massachusetts tree before plunging
80 feet to the ground and fleeing has been found, and
all things considered, appears to be in good health.

"A Marion Animal Hospital veterinarian said Wednesday
it's 'unbelievable' that the cat dubbed Fortunate has
just a couple of pulled muscles and a possible parasitic
infection.

"The cat was spotted in a Rochester, Mass., tree on
Christmas Eve. Several rescue attempts failed before
firefighters cut the branch it was perched on Sunday.
Cat shelter founder Pam Robinson finally trapped the
skittish feline on Tuesday.

"Robinson tells The Standard Times (http://bit.ly/Wngz47 )
she will keep the cat for a few weeks so it can regain
weight before putting it up for adoption."

http://news.yahoo.com/cat-survived-week-mass-tree-80-foot-fall-162010279.html

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Blind dog gets a "seeing-eye" cat!

http://www.yourcat.co.uk/Your-Cat-Blog/guide-cat-takes-blind-dog-for-walks.html

We're not sure just how "stray" the cat was that she let
into the house...usually a pretty bad idea, unless one is
prepared for such a rescue.

And who says cats and dogs automatically don't get along?

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Authorities are still investigating how this was
accomplished and who's responsible, but a cat was
apprehended on New Year's Day sneaking contraband
tools into a prison in Brazil.

http://news.yahoo.com/cat-caught-sneaking-saw-phone-brazil-prison-145407675.html

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CAT FOOD NEWS
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Nice comparison charts for the various cat food brands:

http://www.1800petmeds.com/pet_food_compare.jsp?CID=12330&PID=1000&MID=1435

Just select brands from the list provided and the tool
compares up to 3 products at a time.

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If you want to keep up with current recalls, you can
check here, although they don't list all the brands:

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/newpetfoodrecalls

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Help Feed Shelter Animals

Don't forget to visit these sites as often as you can and
click on the shelter-feed links. There is no cost to you
to do this.

http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/

http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/animal-rescue/

http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/big-cats

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/

http://www.freekibblekat.com/ (Answer a trivia question...
even a wrong answer gives a donation.)

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A SMILE FOR YOU
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-------- LATEST VIDEO -----------

Check out the video on my website, at the top of
the page. It's called "Double Escape."

http://www.theproblemcat.com

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TAKE ACTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
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How to help the animals:

1. http://www.hipaws.com/help.html
Help feed the ones that never got adopted.

2. Always remember to check with your local shelter
to see what they need. Your donation will go directly
to the animals, in sharp contrast to some of the large
national groups, whose donation income goes toward
large administrative salaries and other expenses, not
necessarily for animals.

3. Buy my book if you haven't yet. Sales are used to
support all the cats here. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1480292559

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Watch for your next issue of The Kitty Times in 2 weeks!

Purrs and nosetaps,

Roberta, the Cat Lady
mskitty @ theproblemcat.com


May all who are lost, be found. May all who are ill,
be well. May all in harm's way, be saved. May all
without homes, be loved.
~~Author Unknown


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