Hi Cat Lover!

Here's what's in this issue:

Latest news media attacks on cats...
Natural remedies help cats become adoptable...
My next book, and you're invited!

Cat food news...
A smile for you...
New Monopoly token, a new video on my web page,
a cat with surprising eyebrows, and some impressive
"cat beards!" You gotta see this.

Take action...

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NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
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Have you seen the recent "news" articles about all those
horrible feral cats demolishing and decimating all the
wildlife all over the world? Well, OK, maybe they are
having a negative impact on some environments, but it's
very upsetting to see how the media is handling this.

They make it look like feral and stray cats are from
another planet and have invaded earth and their only purpose
while here is to destroy the entire planet....because they are
such awful alien beasts.

The FACT remains that these cats are only doing what they
must to survive, because some HUMANS put them in harm's way.
It was NOT their idea to live like that.

Responsible pet owners don't throw cats out like just so
much trash, littering the landscape as if they are bags of
dirty diapers tossed out the back window of the car as they
drive down the road.

Those of us who rescue these hapless creatures and work so
hard to rehabilitate them, often at great cost, are going to
have an even harder row to hoe now with the already negative
attitudes of many who either don't understand cats, or even
actively hate them.

How can we teach compassion when the mainstream media preaches
so much hatred without the least concern for the effect this will have?
Besides, just how scientific were the studies they cited?

Now it's going to be that much harder to find homes for even the
shy, easy-going and loving cats stuck in shelters everywhere.
There is way too much killing of sweet, gentle cats, and now
many people will feel even more justified to accelerate the kill
rate. Worse, more cat haters will feel justified in torturing them.

Why not take this opportunity to promote the spay-neuter agenda?
Or, why not put the birth control drugs back on the market?
FeralStat was working! Yes, it had side effects in some cases.
But what is the side effect of allowing abandoned cats to reproduce
at will? Hint: a short list includes starvation, disease, injury,
etc., all adding up to misery. People who let their cats "go free" have
no clue what that so-called freedom really is.

Here are some articles and websites if you'd like to explore
the issue:

http://www.catster.com/the-scoop/gareth-morgan-cat-ban-new-zealand-backlash-response

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/outdoor-cats-are-prolific-killers-study-finds

http://bunnyjeancook.blogspot.com/2013/02/catalyst-council-concerned-about.html

http://www.catster.com/the-scoop/unlikely-ally-cat-news-killer-cats-buzzfeed

http://www.birthcontrolforcats.com/

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Now here's a heartwarming story. Sara Goldenthal Turns
Fearful Cats into Adoptable Pets, using a surprising therapy.

http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/cat-rescue-sara-goldenthal-flower-essences-therapeutic-touch

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My next book: Would you like to see a story about a cat,
perhaps YOUR cat, in my next book? Here's your official invitation
to see your story published:

http://thumbnailbooks.com/invitation-to-authors/

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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.

And of course, here's the Blue Buffalo comparison chart:

http://bluebuffalo.com/cat-food-comparison/true-blue-test

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If you want to keep up with current recalls, you can
check here, though 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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Out with the iron, in with the cat!
Monopoly now has a new token!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/06/living/monopoly-new-token

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Sam the cat has an interesing look on his face, all the time:

http://www.catster.com/molz/sam-the-cat-photos-cats-with-eyebrows

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This is so funny, and it's something I never would have
thought of:

http://www.pawnation.com/2013/02/04/12-impressive-cat-beards/

-------- LATEST VIDEO -----------

Check out the video on my website, at the top of
the page and see a house designed for cats!

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. Thank you.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1480292559

4. http://www.alldogswelcome.com/pawsome-trucks--trans.html
(Could, possibly, be worth a call if a cat needs to be moved.)

5. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/183/022/603/
Ban declawing in Canada.

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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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