Hi Cat Lover!
Here's what's in this issue:
Litter box as a weapon?
Cat gets hero award, survived burning...
Hormone creams for us affect pets too...
Vet practices to get help from Congress...
Calendar cat Joey...
Cat food news... more recalls!
Stuff for Cat lovers...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...
NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
A Florida woman threw her cat's filthy litter box contents
onto her girlfriend, then slapped her around and tried to
strangle her. Why? Because her friend wouldn't share
her drugs with her. She's in jail while authorities try to
sort things out. (This would be funny, if it weren't for the
terrible conditions the cat probably lives in.)
This brave kitty survived some horrendous cruelty and was
given up for dead, at first. But this one has a happy ending...
Do you use any hormone-containing creams? Using lotions on yourself
can affect your pets, too. When you handle them, they can also absorb some
of the chemicals meant for you.
In response to the shortage of help in the workforce for veterinary
needs, Congress is being urged to vote for some initiatives to help
them. There could be better deductions for vet workers' expenses, vehicle
allowances, certain tax credits for rural practices, and other provisions.
10 AVMA initiatives to bolster vet practices and the vet workforce:
Joey, the "calendar cat"
My friend Jean Cornelius rescued a feral kitty by the side
of the road, and now he's a star! Joey is featured in the 2010
365 Cats Page-A-Day Calendar! He's on the page at March 8, 2010.
CAT FOOD NEWS
Oh great, more recalls...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 1, 2010 - Buffalo, NY –
Feline's Pride is announcing a voluntary recall of Feline's
Pride Raw food with ground bone for cats and kittens, Natural
Chicken Formula, Net Wt. 2.5 lbs. (1.13 kg., 40 oz.) produced
on 6/10/10, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
http://bit.ly/4E9bZj (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)
Books for Cat Lovers:
Furniture for Cats:
WEB SITES to explore
Nationwide veterinarian directory:
Flea Control Secrets
ticks and flea treatment
Pet Poison Helpline
ASPCA Guide to Pet-Safe Gardening - Link to full page:
(How to move when you have pets)
(Information about getting pet insurance)
A SMILE FOR YOU
In approximately 1950 B.C. in Egypt, the first cat
ever to be given a name was Bouhaki.
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Check out the video on my website, at the bottom of the page.
It shows some very cute kittens, play fighting!
TAKE ACTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
This site provides up to date information on abuse situations:
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.
5 quick, easy ways to help rescue pets NOW! http://bit.ly/1YfBeo
Extreme abuse case. View at your own risk:
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cats? Send them in and I'll put them here in
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