With so many recalls of
just about every brand
of petfood out there,
it's very confusing and frustrating to find something we can safely feed our cats!

Thanks to Maggie for sharing this link:
Shelter feed links:
FDA alerts vets and pet owners not to use this company for prescriptions:

Always remember to check with your local shelter to see what they need. Your donation will go directly to the animals, as a rule, in sharp contrast to some of the large national groups, whose donation income goes toward large administrative salaries and other expenses, not always for animals. But to be sure, be prepared to check out the shelter. Not all of them are as honorable as they proclaim.

Web Sites you might enjoy
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First Aid Awareness Month
April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month.
Do you know what to do if your pet has an emergency?
Check the Red Cross website to see tips on how to handle different situations.
April 7, 2015
Greetings dear Reader,

I hope those of you who celebrate Easter had a great weekend. Happy Passover to my Jewish friends. And happy Spring Season to everyone else because I don't even know all the religious/seasonal/secular holidays going on right now.

Also, thank you for your patience this past month while we handled some urgent situations here. I have decided to make this a once a month newsletter, though. There is just too much going on and I'm not getting any younger! I'm happy to continue with twice a month if you would prefer that schedule, but I'll need some help. You can send me links to stories, or write one of your own. Tell us about your cat or an experience you've had or an opinion you'd like to share. Pictures are welcome, too!
Thank you! 
Heartwarming stories department

Emotional Reunion! Cleo the Cat Reunited With Her Human After 6 Years!

Kitten and Puppy Who Kept Each Other Warm in the Rain Have Been Rescued Together! (VIDEO)
Good News Dept.
Euthanasia controversy sparks new law in Richmond, Virginia, thanks in part to the despicable work of PETA.
Vets Who Refuse to Declaw Cats:
Declawing will always be a controversial topic, and if you've follwed me for any time, you will know I am opposed to it. If you are, too, here is a list of veterinarians who refuse to declaw cats.

Obviously, of course, if you're against it, simply do not ask anyone to declaw your cat.

Sort of Good News
Cat stuck in wall for 5 years at Cairo train station is freed.

Glad he's out of there, but it seems someone could have done something sooner, not to mention capturing him before letting him just run off. So, calling this a happy ending isn't exactly true. He has no knowledge of survival on the streets, for one thing, and could have some physical issues that need to be treated.
Health News
Have you heard of MRSA? This is the usually fatal bacterial infection that doesn't respond to treatment.
MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Not many people have survived it.
Now, we discover our pets can get this, too. On top of that, there is yet a new infectious threat. It's called MRSP, caused by a different, but similar, bacterium.
It affects animals and can be spread to humans, but it's not nearly as damaging as MRSA. The best prevention available at this time is diligent hand-washing when handling animals.

Important info:

I just attended a week-long, online forum on this topic and will be sharing more links with you in future issues.
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