Hi Fellow Cat Lover,

Here's what's in this issue:

Today is "Hi-5 Day" at FreeKibble.com
Free spay/neuters in Florida...
Over-vaccinating...
More pet food recall info...
Some random cat stories in the news...
Web sites to explore...
This shelter needs help to rebuild...

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NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
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I'm sending this issue out a couple of days early because I just
discovered something and it will be too late if I wait.

Go to http://www.freekibblekat.com to help feed shelter cats all
over the country. Today (Nov. 5) is their Hi-5 campaign, when clicking the
feed links will result in 5 times the amount of cat food being donated!

(Thanks to Al for sending this in.)
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For anyone living in Florida, here's something that might help you
or someone you know:
FREE cat spay/neuter in Palm Beach, FL on Sunday Nov 8.
Details: http://bit.ly/3vzIG3 Appt. required

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CAT FOOD NEWS
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Another company with a petfood recall...

Wysong expanded the recall of its extruded dog foods manufactured
in June, July and August of 2009 with lot numbers Maintenance 090817,
Senior 090811 and Synorgon 090629.

Those lots join five others recalled earlier (Maintenance 090617, 090624,
090706, and 090720 and Senior 090623).

The company attributed a problem with mold to unusually high heat
and humidity during the summer in combination with a malfunctioning
moisture checking device, according to its Web site.

Wysong reported its foods were tested for mycotoxins and came back
negative.

http://petfoodindustry.com/ViewNews.aspx?id=26238
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http://bit.ly/4E9bZj (How to report a petfood complaint)
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An article about the petfood industry:
http://bit.ly/xot1w
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Here is a new pet food company that uses natural ingredients:

http://www.laughingdoginc.com

They are producing "Laughing Dog" and "Dancing Cat" formulas.

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SOME CAT STORIES
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These feral cats are getting a home:
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local-beat/Feral-Cats-Get-a-Home-68976717.html
http://bit.ly/1W5jL8
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A Massachusetts town has made it illegal to
own more than three cats without getting a special license. Voters
at a town meeting in Dudley added language to a town bylaw that
makes it illegal to own more than three cats without a $50 residential
kennel license.

This action was in response to a neighborhood feud over 15 cats
owned by a local resident who is now looking to sell her home and
move to a "more cat-friendly community."

One neighbor claimed her cats have ruined his yard.

Dudley is about 60 miles southwest of Boston.

http://bit.ly/1UJdJ8
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Cat survives 2 mile ride on car engine:
http://www.aspca.org/news/national/10-30-09.html

Read these cold weather tips to help prevent tragic endings in these
situations::
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-care-tips/cold-weather-tips.html
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The impact of over-vaccinating our pets:
http://bit.ly/2sx6VD

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WEB SITES to explore
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Vet writes new book on cat care:
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20090923-BIZ-909230311

Nationwide veterinarian directory:
http://www.healthcarehiring.com/veterinarians/

Flea Control Secrets
http://451f4xodu61fjns0ucg0iydp7l.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=FLEAS

Pet Poison Helpline
http://urbanpawsmagazine.com/archives/1137

http://www.theproblemcat.com/letsmove/
(How to move when you have pets)

http://www.thebestcatfurniture.com
(Because every cat deserves to be comfortable!)

http://www.everypetmatters.com
(Information about getting pet insurance)

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A SMILE FOR YOU
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This video shows a cat who likes to drink from the faucet:
http://www.wimp.com/inefficientdrinker

(Thanks to Margaret for sending that in.)

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

Check out the video on my website, at the bottom of the page.

http://www.theproblemcat.com
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If you want to see more videos, go to my blog:
http://loveablecat.blogspot.com
and then go clear to the bottom of the page, where I have
a "Video Bar" with several cat videos that change out every
so often. So there is always a fresh one there in case
you need a cat video fix and can't wait for the next Kitty Times!

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TAKE ACTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
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This section may contain stories that are potentially disturbing,
as they may be about abuse or other sad situations. They are presented
only if there is some action we can take, such as signing a petition.
No stories will be listed that are sad with no way to handle it.
If you do not wish to read them, do not click on those links.
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This shelter in Texas just lost 115 animals, mostly cats, due to
a fire that destroyed their facility. http://budurl.com/kltx

One thing we can do to help them is to send donations to them
at their web site, or, go here and vote at this site to get
them into the running in a shelter makeover contest:

Vote for Cen-Tex Humane Society -
http://bit.ly/pxLX2 Lost 115 animals to fire.
[note: don't forget to use the hyphen in their name or their shelter
doesn't show up in the list.]
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Stop the gassing of innocent shelter animals. Sign this petition:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/tell-a-friend/5846441
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http://www.dosomething.org/whatsyourthing/Animal+Welfare
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5 quick, easy ways to help rescue pets NOW! http://bit.ly/1YfBeo
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Help save the American Jaguar, sign this petition:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/976724429?z00m=19798808
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Do you have any interesting stories to share about your
cats? Send them in and I'll put them here in
this newsletter. (Include your name and website
if you have one, and I'll give you a "plug" for
your website. Or, anonymous is OK, too. It's
up to you.)
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In other words, if you send (or sent) me a Friend request
and I haven't responded, it isn't because I haven't tried.
There does seem to be something wrong with my account
as there is no way for me to accept Friend requests.
I have someone looking into it for me....
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