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Hello Cat Lover!

Here's what's in this issue:
Dog saves kittens from pool...
Are you a dog or a cat?
Watch the Acro-Cats!
Help save Tony the Tiger...
Help the animal victims in Japan, too.
Cat food news...
Is your cat's food "green?"
Stuff for Cat lovers...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...
Take action...

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NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
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"Goose," the German Shepherd, bonded with some kittens
he and his owner found in a box by the side of the road.
When they were old enough to scamper around, they escaped
into the back yard and fell into the pool. Goose jumped in to their
rescue and they rode back to the edge of the pool on his back.
They are now inseparable buddies!

http://bit.ly/dZPhzF

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Are you a dog or a cat person?

Here's an interesting article that basically explores the idea
of liking dogs or cats best. You can submit your comments
at the bottom of the page there if you like.

http://bit.ly/dSKvot

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If you can watch video on your computer, this is a fun one to
see. It's the Acro-Cats, the world's only Cat Rock Band! Very
funny. They are performing in Chicago. Just goes to show the
non-believers that cats can be trained!

http://bit.ly/ejho0S
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A petition was filed to prevent the renewal of a permit for Tony
the Tiger, who has been kept at a truck stop in Louisiana since
2000. His cage is much too small for a cat this large. I'm sure
he's completely neurotic by now. Visit these sites and send in
your comments:

http://bit.ly/dWIOkf Read the story
http://bit.ly/h7l1xd Contact list to send comments
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A lot of animals are suffering along with the people in Japan
after their terrifying earthquake and tsunami last week. There
are many organizations helping people, but if you want to help
the animals, too, here is a site with some ways to do that:

http://bit.ly/gHgQmQ

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CAT FOOD NEWS
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Is Your Cat's Food "Green?"

Most commercial pet foods all come from the same few
"factories" differing only in name and packaging. This mass
production isn't geared toward environment-friendly processes,
nor toward optimum nutrition for your pet. If they are AAFCO
approved, they at least meet the minimum requirements that
allow the product to be a pet's only source of food to sustain life.

While organic foods are available, it's expensive and really
not necessary. The premium pet food companies are more
expensive, too, but the benefit is that you need less of it.
Since it's made with the correct ingredients, our pets don't
need to fill up to feel full. Average pet food is mostly grains,
and cats are carnivores! So it's pretty obvious that the grain
stuff is used just for cheap filler.

Not only that, but many pet food companies have ties with
human food companies, so whatever they can't use is thrown
into the mix at the petfood plants. Some people call it "floor
sweepings."

http://bit.ly/gR8pKY

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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.theanimalrescuesite.com/

http://pets.care2.com/i?p=868775137

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.

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STUFF FOR CATS (and cat lovers)
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NEW FROM Dr. JONES:
http://bit.ly/fvz5d7 Latest video on pet food and nutrition.

BOOKS:
http://www.theproblemcat.com/misc/catscapades.html
http://www.theproblemcat.com/misc/petpoetry.html
http://www.theproblemcat.com/letsmove/ How to Move With Pets
http://bit.ly/daZr9h - Flea Control Secrets

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

INSURANCE:
http://www.everypetmatters.com

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WEB SITES to explore
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Helpful information if you're traveling with your pet:
http://www.GoPetFriendly.com

http://www.catvets.com/professionals/guidelines/publications/?Id=398
Download the ebook, Senior Cat Care Guidelines

Pet Poison Helpline (Note, this is a new URL. The one
I've listed in previous issues is no longer online.)
http://www.pacc911.org/Poison_Control.html

Keep this information "on top," that is, don't bury
it in a notebook or on your computer. When or IF you
should need it, you don't want to waste time looking for it.

Send a talking cat E-card!
You choose what to say and this site either generates the
audio, or you can phone in your own voice.
http://petzume.com/Petzume/blog/73/

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A SMILE FOR YOU
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Check out the latest video on my website:
http://www.theproblemcat.com
It's another hilarious Simon's Cat cartoon.

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TAKE ACTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
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These sites provide up to date information on how to help animals:

1. http://www.pet-abuse.org
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
abuse situations.

2. http://www.dosomething.org/whatsyourthing/Animal+Welfare
A good resource for helping people decide what kinds of help best
fit their own abilities and interests.

3. http://bit.ly/1YfBeo
Five quick, easy ways to help rescue pets NOW!

4. http://www.hipaws.com/help.html
Help feed the kitties that didn't get adopted. There is a secure
PayPal donation button at the bottom of the page.

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