June 7, 2013
Hello Fellow Cat Lover!

Thanks to everyone who made the switch to this delivery service.

Happy Father's Day to those who are celebrating the holiday!

Welcome to the "new and improved" (I hope) Kitty Times!

Here's what's in this issue:

7 things that drive vets crazy...
Oklahoma pets get second chance in Chicago...
Prepare for disaster...
Myths of exotic hybrid cats...
Does your cat have high blood pressure?
June 4 was Hug Your Cat Day...

Cat food news...
   Heartless FDA vets on pet deaths...
   click to donate...

A smile for you...
   a new video on my web page!

Take action...

Thought for the day: June is Adopt a Shelter
Cat Month! Visit www.petfinder.com

Cat News
7 Things Pet Owners Do that Drive Veterinarians Crazy



PAWS Chicago Received 76 Pets From Tornado-Ravaged Oklahoma

16 PAWS Chicago volunteers drove to Oklahoma City to pick up the animals from Oklahoma City Animal Care & Control. The center needed space for the animals that were separated from their owners during the tornado, so PAWS drove the animals to Chicago in eight vans, then gave them complete medical care, vaccinations, microchips, and spay/neuter surgeries.
The animals were available to adopt starting last Monday, and 29 Oklahoma dogs were adopted the first day. Some are still in foster care to heal from illness or injury and will be put up for adoption soon.



5 Things to Do to Prepare Yourself and Your Pet for a Disaster



Breeders of 'Misunderstood' Hybrid Cats Dispel 'Myths' of Wild Animals



How to Tell If Your Cat Has High Blood Pressure



OK, we're a little late, but why not make EVERY day Hug Your Cat Day?


Cruel, Heartless Words from FDA Veterinarian



Sharing a great idea from Karen:

I kept forgetting to go to the feed animals links, so I
came up with a solution. I have been doing it for over a
month. I put a reminder on my daily calendar, so now I
get an alert every day at 10am. I also have these links
in a bookmark folder on my bookmarks bar in Safari.
(BTW, I am on a Mac, all this might have to be done
differently on a PC, but I am sure there's a way.) When
I get the alert to feed animals, I click the bookmark
folder and choose the option to open in tabs. I click
as appropriate and am done. It takes no more than 30
seconds in all, if that much. My links:

http://www.givelitter.com/vote/  (This one gives litter, not food.)


Check out the video on my website, at the top of
the page.



How to help the 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. IFAW responded when the animals of Oklahoma
needed help.  But they can't do it without you.  
Please help!



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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