Hello Cat Lover!

Here's what's in this issue:

It's National Be Kind to Animals Week...
Pet Obesity, national problem...
Cat food news...more on the recalls!
Web sites to explore...vaccines, pet nutrition...
A smile for you...a new video on my web page!
Take action...


It's National Be Kind to Animals Week! May 6 - 12.


Here are 5 ways you can teach children how to spread the word:

1. Volunteer
2. Write to Congress
3. Create toys and crafts
4. Teach kids how to care for a pet
5. Foster a pet, if you can

The article above has details and links to resources
to help implement these ideas.


Pet Obesity - Why Your Pet's Weight Is a Crucial
Health Factor


Take a look at this article for advice and information
about the current trend for overweight pets. Their weight
problems tend to mirror our own and can have effects that
are just as serious to their health as it can be for us.

Also, get a load of that photo of the fattest cat around!


If you want to keep up with the recalls, here are
two sites to watch:

1. http://www.avma.org/petfoodsafety/recalls/default.asp

2. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/newpetfoodrecalls

If you would like a detailed report about the recent
recalls, here is a link to either download it or just
read it:



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.freekibblekat.com/ (Answer a trivia question...
even a wrong answer gives a donation.)

WEB SITES to explore

What you need to know about cat vaccines:

Dr. Jones' latest info on Cat Nutrition:


Check out the video on my website, at the top of
the page. Cats on a treadmill! Hilarious!


How to help animals:

1. http://www.hipaws.com/help.html
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.

3. Here's a special petition for all of us to sign to
help our neighbor kitties in Italy:

Hi, Roberta!
Many thanks for your news... May I ask you a favor?
Some months ago I started an international petition
in order to stop fireworks and bangs made in a little
rural town close to mine. May you please check it and,
if you agree, sign it and maybe spread the voice? I will
be truly grateful for each and every signature!
Here's the link:

Many thanks again and have a great week!


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.
~~Author Unknown


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