Here's what's in this issue:

Home 4 the Holidays...
Infographic: cat anatomy...
White lion cubs born at safari park...
Wild cats in India depend on forest corridors...

Cat food news...
petfood comparison tool...
canned or dry?
click to donate...

A smile for you...
outdoor shelters for stray and feral...
It's all about the cat!
a new video on my web page!

Take action...


Thought for the day: There is no such thing as the
perfect pet, mostly because there is no such thing
as the perfect human.

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NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
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Iams Home 4 the Holidays, one of the world's largest
pet adoption drives, announced that more than 1.2 million
pets were placed in forever homes during the last 3 months
of 2012. The program was begun in 1999 and has become
one of the most successful adoption programs in the world.

Read more, here:

http://www.iams.com/pet-adoption/home-for-the-holidays

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Do you know what an infographic is?
A very simple example would be a pie chart, or a
colorful bar graph showing some statistics as a picture,
or image, usually a drawing. Infographics are very
popular right now, and here is one that will show you
why. It's about the anatomy of cats:

http://conservationcubclub.com/2013/01/cat-anatomy-101-the-cute-factor/

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Rare baby white lion cubs born at safari park in Germany
are the cutest!

http://screen.yahoo.com/6-baby-white-lions-112015729.html

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Wildlife conservationists are using genetic analysis to
determine the future of India's leopards and tigers.
Studies show that it's imperative to protect the forest
corridors they use to connect with others of their kind,
to ensure genetic diversity and gene flow, according to
this article:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130116123013.htm#.UPoYpQJ6rbI.twitter

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CAT FOOD NEWS
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I put this into the last newsletter, but just in case you
didn't get a chance to try it, I'm repeating it:

Handy 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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Are you still trying to figure out what to feed your cat?
Here is a blog by a vet with some good insights to help
you decide. I've copied Point No. 4 as it might be the
most helpful one:

"(4) These days, the only reason to feed a cat diet that
is just dry food is one of convenience to the owner.
The cat's best interests are served by feeding only
canned food. Canned food has far more water in it and
is now recommended for all cats, not just those with
urinary tract problems. It is pretty much impossible
to make a cat drink more, so canned food provides extra
water to cats, who by nature are not big drinkers."

For the rest of Dr. Neely's advice, visit her site:

http://www.askthecatdoctor.com/catdiet.html

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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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Thanks to Judy for this article. More outdoor
shelters for feral and stray cats are showcased:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/garden/for-feral-cats-a-few-new-places-to-call-home.html?ref=garden

and this one:
http://bit.ly/Vi0YEG (It's all about the cat!)

and here's one to bookmark:
cheezburger.com (home of the LOL cats!)

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

Check out the video on my website, at the top of
the page. It shows a cat playing the shell game!

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
help support all the cats here. Thank you.

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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