Animal Holidays for June
National Microchipping Month

Adopt-a-Cat Month®. From the American Humane Association.

Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. From the ASPCA and the Humane Society.

National Pet Preparedness Month. This event, timed for the first month of hurricane season, urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster…and that includes making plans for what you would do with your dog and/or cat in case of a hurricane, tornado, flood or other natural disaster. More info here:

Social Petworking Month

June 4: Hug Your Cat Day.

June 4 - 8:  Pet Appreciation Week, first week in June.

June 9: World Pet Memorial Day.

June 18 - 22: Animal Rights Awareness Week

June 24 [not confirmed]: Take Your Cat to Work Day

Shelter feed links:
Tips for Buying Pet Food:
If you want a no-nonsense, EASY way to determine which dog or cat foods to eliminate from your top
choices, here is an easy tip:

Look at the pet food label, and if you see any of the following 6 phrases, put the bag or can down and move on to the next product:

1. Meat by-products
2. Animal fat
3. Animal digest
4. Ethoxyquin
5. BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
6. BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)

There are so many foods out there that have better quality ingredients, don’t bother with products that have any of the 6 ingredients listed above.
(Thanks to Dave at
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June 7, 2018
Welcome to June!
A difficult start to this month's obligations! My computer started acting up last month and I could not publish the Kitty Times here as usual. It turned out to be my router having a slow decay, eventually becoming useless. Since the change was so gradual, it was not immediately evident what the problem was. Now that it's fixed, things are looking up again.
Another issue, on the legal front, applies to everyone and anyone who has a website and either sells products or collects information from their visitors who live in the European Union, or EU. To comply with these new rules, I have had to update my sites with new legal notices, and am required to tell you this as well:
Because of the new laws that went into effect on May 25 in Europe, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have updated our website policies. The GDPR is the latest method in use to ensure that you have more control over what personal data any companies can store and how they use it.

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And now for the good stuff:
You gotta see this room designed just for cats:
This cat helps his human navigate around the world:
Show this to anyone who thinks cats cannot be trained!
Health and Behavior
Ten Most Common Poisons Affecting Cats:
Prince Edward's Cat Tie at the Royal Wedding

Share the TruthAboutCats with your friends:

Disaster preparedness tips:
My disaster preparedness page for animals and people:

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