Hello Cat Lover!

Here's what's in this issue:
Zip code 32211... get your cats fixed!
National Feral Cat Day, Oct. 14...
Updated book on senior cat care...
Cat food news...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...

Good news for Florida residents... if you live in the right
zip code, that is. If you're near Jacksonville, with a zip code
of 32211, you are eligible to take any cats you are caring
for to the vet to be spayed or neutered... either free or only $15.

For the full story, with information on how to contact the
agency to get involved, go here:


National Feral Cat Day (NFCD) is your opportunity to
help protect and improve the lives of cats across the
county—and it's just around the corner!

On October 16, celebrate NFCD by reaching out to
others with the message that feral cats are healthy
and happy outdoors and that Trap-Neuter-Return
improves cats' lives.

National Feral Cat Day is the perfect opportunity to
get involved by distributing educational materials or
hosting local events like workshops, fundraisers, or
special spay-neuter clinic days.

At www.alleycat.org/NFCD, you can read about ideas
for holding a local event of your own. Also, download the 2009
poster to hang in your veterinarian's office and other high
traffic areas in your community, and participate in our “I’m
an Alley Cat Ally” Photo Pledge to tell the world that you
care about the lives of feral and stray cats.


New guidelines for senior cat care have been released to
the public, with veterinarians from all over the world contributing
to the new material.

Topics in the new book include wellness visits, nutrition and
weight management, dental care, pain control, common senior
diseases, and end of life care.

Here is the story:


And here is the site they recommend we go look at:


Download the ebook, Senior Cat Care Guidelines


For lots of industry-specific pet food information, this is a very
good site:



Help Feed Shelter Animals

Don't forget to visit these sites as often as you can
to 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.theanimalrescuesite.com/ (Just click to donate)

http://pets.care2.com/i?p=868775137 (click to donate)

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.


Is your cat killing birds? Wish she wouldn't? Try this:
Look for the "Cat Bib."


If your cat hates having to wear that darn big cone/collar
for certain problems, here is an alternative that may be
more comfortable: inflatable E-collars!


WEB SITES to explore

(How to move when you have pets)

(Because every cat deserves to be comfortable!)

(Information about getting pet insurance)



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and then go clear to the bottom of the page, where I have
a "Video Bar" with several cat videos that change out every
so often. So there is always a fresh one there in case
you need a cat video fix and can't wait for the next Kitty Times!

This section may contain stories that are potentially disturbing,
as they may be about abuse or other sad situations. They are presented
only if there is some action we can take, such as signing a petition.
No stories will be listed that are sad with no way to handle it.
If you do not wish to read about these, do not click on the links.


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