The latest recalls:
Shelter feed links:
(It's in French, but you can tell where to click to help the animals.)


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.
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Jan. 7, 2016
Welcome to 2016 and a new year getting to know your cat and everything that makes you both happy!

Winter has been pretty brutal in several locations here is the U.S. so far this year. This frostbitten cat reminds us of the need to protect pets in bitter cold:

Kudos to the state of Illinois for passing this law.

It is wrong to consider companion animals living outdoors as good as "wild" and able to survive. Even IN the wild, many do not make it. If you see any outdoor cats in your neighborhood, perhaps you could set up some small shelters for them. If you are unable do that, call a local animal welfare group for help. Some cities have animal control departments that care, but don't count on it. There are websites, such as the ASPCA and Alley Cat Allies, that describe how to make small cat shelters on your own.
Every dog and cat deserves to be warm and well fed. They are no different than humans in this way. Please share this, and do something if you know of a dog or cat living outside with no cover. Share and be their voice! We may be all they have! Thank you.
Holidays and Observances for January
Jan. 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day.

How to take your cat on vacation with you:
They are located in the UK, but you can use these ideas to plan your holiday wherever you are.
(We took our cat, Twister, with us on a one-month tour of Alaska in 1995. We all had a wonderful time!)

Jan. 2: Happy Mew Year Day For Cats

Jan. 14: National Dress Up Your Pet Day.

Jan. 22: National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day.

Jan. 24: Change a Pet’s Life Day.
If you've ever wondered or would like to know how to start your own holiday, visit this site:

List of Dear Kitten videos on YouTube

Thanks to Andrea for sending in this information!

If you see something and want to share it, send it in and I'll try to fit it into the next newsletter.
Feeling Crafty?
On those cold days when the kids (and you) are stuck inside, here are some craft ideas to keep everyone entertained: