Hi Cat Lover,
Here's what's in this issue:
Cat helps mute boy...
Ever seen a chimera cat?
Cat Video Film Festival...
Cat saves owner's life...
Call for authors...
Cat food news...
shelter feed links...
Products for pets...
Radioactive bowls recalled...
Web sites to explore...
if you need a poster...
A smile for you...a new video on my web page!
NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
Cat helps boy with selective mutism:
A form of autism, this boy has been helped to express
himself by having a bond with his cat!
Venus, a Chimera Cat, Has Two Different Colored
Halves to Her Face. What a unique look!
At Cat Video Film Festival, Stars Purr for Close-Ups:
Thanks to Judy for this story!
Cat saves new owner's life just hours after being adopted!
Another great reason to adopt from a shelter. Think of all
the great pets being "wasted" in shelters. It's a myth to
think they all have "baggage" and would be hard to bond with
in a new home. Not all pets taken to shelters have been abused
or neglected. Most, in fact, are simply there because their owners
had no other options due to some last minute changes in their own
lives. These pets usually are grateful for their new homes. Like
There's still time to have your story appear in my
next book. Just send me your cat story by Oct. 30
so I have time to look it over and format it to fit,
and we can have this book out in time for holiday shopping!
Guidelines can be found here:
CAT FOOD NEWS
There have been more petfood recalls, too.
Thanks to Pam for this new info.
(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, but it can only be done once per day.
http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/big-cats/ (A new site!)
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.
PRODUCTS FOR PETS
As if the food recalls aren't bad enough, now we have to worry
about the bowls too?
Stainless steel bowls are being recalled for radioactive
materials used in the manufacturing process. Yep, you read
that right. It appears that the country in question (they're
not saying which country, but I think we all have a real
good idea who it is) may have used scrap metal that included
Cobalt60, which is a radioactive material. Here's the story:
WEBSITES FOR CAT LOVERS
If you ever need to advertise a lost or found pet, or
promote one for adoption, this is a great site to use
to create nice-looking flyers:
Be sure to visit their adoption pages, too. In fact,
they also have a free service that allows people to
list their adoptable pets on their site.
A SMILE FOR YOU
Here's a fun Slideshow of 30 different cat breeds:
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Check out the video on my website, at the top of
the page. (Kitty Talking!)
TAKE ACTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
How to help animals:
Help feed the ones that never got adopted.
2. Always remember to check with your local shelter
to see what they need. Your donation will go directly
to the animals, in sharp contrast to some of the large
national groups, whose donation income goes toward
large administrative salaries and other expenses, not
necessarily for animals. That said, there is one large
sanctuary I do endorse: http://www.deltarescue.org.
Watch for your next issue of The Kitty Times in 2 weeks!
Purrs and nosetaps,
Roberta, the Cat Lady
mskitty @ theproblemcat.com
May all who are lost, be found. May all who are ill,
be well. May all in harm's way, be saved. May all
without homes, be loved.
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