Hi Cat Lover,

Here's what's in this issue:

Abandoned cat finds new home... across the street!
Dealing with pet loss...
Husband leaves wife, takes cats...
Cats and dogs in Massachusetts can keep their voices...
Cat food news...
Stuff for Cat lovers...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...


If you have ever lost a pet, you know the grief that can
stir up your emotions, and in some cases, stifle your
productivity for days, even weeks.
After I lost my special buddy, Radar, a friend pointed me
to this website for grief support. (Thanks Sara!)


Be sure to explore all the links, according to your needs
and interests. The article about Guilt is often particularly
applicable for some of us. Did we do enough? Did we do
too much? Dealing with the guilt:



Ambassador to Israel leaves wife, takes 40 cats and all

JERUSALEM (AFP) – A Latin American ambassador to
Israel abandoned his wife and left her with nothing, taking
her personal belongings and the 40 cats she raised, YNet
reported on Tuesday.

The man, who was not identified, called his wife while
she was travelling in Europe to tell her he was returning
to their home country and taking all the furniture, according
to the Yediot Aharonot newspaper.

The woman rushed back to Israel only to find their home
empty. Even her clothes, jewelry and cats were gone.
Her husband cancelled her credit card and medical insurance.

But she told YNet what hurt most was the loss of her 40
cats and two dogs. She filed a theft complaint with the police.



Cats and dogs have a voice under new Massachusetts law

BOSTON — On Wednesday, Massachusetts will
become the first U.S. state to ban surgery that
devocalizes dogs and cats, which many animal
rights advocates see as a cruel and unnecessary

Under the new law, anyone in the state who cuts
or removes an animal's vocal cords for nonmedical
reasons may be punished by fines and up to five years
in prison.

The law, signed by Massachusetts Governor Deval
Patrick in April, is dubbed Logan's Law after a dog
that underwent the controversial surgery but was later

More.... http://bit.ly/cITsTT


Here's a heartwarming story about a cat that got left
behind when his humans moved away and simply left
him to fend for himself outside the house. Lucky for
him, the neighbors across the street took him in.


He's one of the lucky ones. Sadly most of them don't
find a new life with caring people. Check out my ebook
on how to move if you have pets.... send it to someone
you know who might be moving and doesn't know what
to do with the cat or dog.

(Special link to the $5 offer, just for being a subscriber.
Normally $12.)


Nestle Purina topped the list of cat treats sold this year
thanks to its Fancy Feast Appetizers line, according to
the market research firm ACNielson. The company earned
US$25 million in domestic sales of its Fancy Feast product
just one year after it was launched. The company also broke
into the top ten list of wet cat food sold this year, ranking 10th,
according to the market research firm SymphonyIRI Group ...

What's neat about Fancy Feast is that the first ingredient is
meat... not corn or some byproduct or meal.


Feline's Pride recall has been expanded due to Salmonella concerns...
The previous recall, issued on July 1, included only the 2.5
pound bags of Feline's Pride Natural Chicken Formula raw food
produced on June 10, 2010. It was expanded to include the 2.5
pound packages of Feline's Pride Natural Chicken Formula raw
food produced on June 2, 2010 and June 21, 2010, because of
concerns about the products being contaminated with Salmonella.
The food is sold frozen to consumers across the US.


Other than that, there doesn't seem to be any pressing stories
on cat food this week, that I can find anyway, but here's an
interesting twist on what some owners want their vacation cat
sitters to do for their cats at meal time:

It's nice to be devoted, but sometimes people can go overboard.
One cat owner insisted on the sitter sprinkling holy water on
the cat's food and saying a prayer before serving.

For more odd pet sitting requests, read on...



http://bit.ly/4E9bZj (How to report a petfood complaint)


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)




WEB SITES to explore

Video on pets choking

Flea Control Secrets http://bit.ly/daZr9h

Pet Poison Helpline


The cartoon Sylvester and Tweety was first introduced
in 1947 and was on TV as recently as 2002.
("I tawt I taw a puddy tat!")

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

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


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 out.
5 quick, easy ways to help rescue pets NOW! http://bit.ly/1YfBeo
I don't know if there is anything we can do about this one, but
if you have any suggestions, let me know. This story is
disturbing, so you may wish not to read it. It's about the
cat meat trade in China... yes, they definitely still eat cats
there, and a recent study says the people there have no
feelings of compassion for the suffering of others, especially
animals. Apparently, the only hope of protecting the cats may
be through the government licensing of foods, and cat meat
is not licensed. Enforcement could be problematic, however.


If there was a way to boycott China, I would. I will at least
try to prevent myself from buying anything that comes from there,
if possible. It can be very hard to figure out what that may be.
Not everything is labeled "made in China" but just about everything
we use has some connection with them, thanks to politics.


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