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Here's what's in this issue:
Fixed email account...
Cat stuck on utility pole...
Cat called for jury duty...
Cat food news...
Stuff for Cat lovers...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...
How to help....
NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
First things first: It's been a strange month. You know how
computers can be. I had to move all my web sites to a new
hosting account in December, but somehow that corrupted
my email accounts. I thought it was strange that no one was
emailing me, but several of my faithful readers tracked me
down and asked what happened.
Once I got over the shock, I contacted tech support and got
the settings fixed. What took so long was not knowing I had
to call the OLD host to get them.
So now my email is working again. At least, it seems to be,
after being tested for a week. That means the old account
is back up and running, at mskitty @ theproblemcat.com
Sorry if you were inconvenienced in any way. I was too!
If you need a backup email on me, you can use this one:
catsgalore4 @ hotmail.com
Here's an interesting story: A couple weeks ago, someone
put an ad on CraigsList.com about a cat stuck on top of a utility
pole near Toledo, Ohio. No one would help, and the woman
called everyone she could think of: fire department, police,
power company, tree trimmers, etc. All said no. Since it was
during a snowstorm, the cat's fate was iffy. He'd been up
there two days already.
Somehow the story ended up on Twitter. (This is what I love
about Twitter.) It spread like wildfire, and people from all over
the U.S. were calling people in Toledo to save that cat. I even
called my friend there, too. (Thanks for all your work on this,
Well, here are some links to get the complete story:
The outcome was good for the cat, who was finally rescued and
taken to a vet.
This story is almost funny, if it weren't also pathetic. What does
this say about our judicial system?
Cat summoned for Jury Duty! http://nydn.us/ehwNx3
[Boston] - Sal Esposito, the cat, was called for jury duty, and
though his owners filed to have him disqualified, their request
was rejected! So, Sal has to show up for jury duty on March 23.
CAT FOOD NEWS
Luckily, there have been no new petfood recalls this month,
that I know of. I checked the web site I mentioned in the Jan. 7
newsletter to see if anything had been done about the Kroger
petfood recall. Nope... nothing reported.
It's disturbing enough to see no new information, but if you'll
take a look, you can see what else has been recalled. It's a very
long list...of products for humans!
How to report a petfood complaint:
Here are two sites that provide the latest info on what's
(from the American Veterinary Medical Association -
a review of all the latest petfood recalls and alerts.)
(from the US Food and Drug Administration)
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.freekibblekat.com/ (Answer a trivia question...
even a wrong answer gives a donation.)
You can sign up for their daily reminders, too, if you need
a little nudge, like I do.
STUFF FOR CATS (and cat lovers)
(How to move when you have pets)
(Flea Control Secrets)
(Because every cat deserves to be comfortable!)
(Information about getting pet insurance)
WEB SITES to explore
List of free or low cost Spay/Neuter by State:
Helpful information if you're traveling with your pet:
Video on pets choking
Pet Poison Helpline
A SMILE FOR YOU
The Lion Whisperer
-------- LATEST VIDEO -----------
Check out the video on my website, at the bottom of the page.
This is "SantinaKitteh" as a kitten, just after she was rescued
TAKE ACTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
These sites provide up to date information on how to help animals:
If you're so inclined, it's a good resource to find petitions to
sign, letters to write, or other actions we can take to help pets in
A good resource for helping people decide what kinds of help best
fit their own abilities and interests.
Five quick, easy ways to help rescue pets NOW!
Help feed the kitties that didn't get adopted. There is a secure
PayPal donation button at the bottom of the page.
A truck drivers' network that helps transport animals.
Do you have any interesting stories to share about your
cats? Send them in and I'll put them here in
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if you have one, and I'll give you a "plug" for
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up to you.)
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click on the "Follow" button under my cat picture!
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