Don't miss this movie: PetFooled

The list of petfood recalls continues to grow and mutate. Please check at these links for a list of foods to watch for:

Shelter feed links: has been sold:
Interesting and Fun Links!
Kitty Discovers Colorful Mini-Ball-Pit
Save The Tiger Stamp
The law passed by Congress to create the tiger stamp in 2011 directs 11 cents from the sale of each stamp to the Multinational Species Conservation Fund, which helps protect elephants, rhinos, great apes, marine turtles, and of course, tigers.

Shockingly, this incredibly popular and simple mechanism to help save wildlife will be the one to vanish if Congress fails to renew it.

If you're in the U.s., go here to tell Congress to renew the Save Vanishing Species Act for 4 more years.

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Preparing a Pet First Aid Kit
I have put these links in again just in case you missed them last month. Having a First Aid Kit is very important.
Is this the coolest cat tree?

May 7, 2017
Here are some animal holidays for this month:
National Pet Month (US)

Responsible Animal Guardian Month

Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Sponsored by Pet Cancer Awareness and the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research.

Chip Your Pet Month

May 1-7: Be Kind To Animals Week.  This week-long event has been celebrated since 1915. Always the first full week of May.

May 1-7: National Pet Week. Always held the first full week of May by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

May 3: National Specially Abled Pets Day, aka, Disabled Pets Day

May 3: Hug Your Cat Day (See May 30, too)
May 8: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day (Visit for preparedness tips. Also, check below for information on Fire Safety for you and your pets.)

May 19: Endangered Species Day - Third Friday in May
May 30: International Hug Your Cat Day
Why it Pays to be a Cat Lady

The next time someone ridicules you for being a "cat lady," just tell them about this study, showing that women who own cats benefit in many wonderful ways.

The Most Affectionate Cat Breeds
If you're looking for a feline companion who's more of a lover than a fighter or a lone wolf, you might want to check these kitties out:
Important Webinar on Cat Food
Here's a webinar worth watching:
Dr. Andrew Jones presents the 'real truth' about cat food, what is best to feed, what to avoid, and how to naturally treat your cat with food and at-home remedies.

May 9, Tuesday, 5 p.m. PDT, 8 p.m. EDT

If you think you'll be too busy to attend, I recommend signing up anyway and then you'll be on the list to get a link to the replay afterward. You can watch it at your own convenience, since it's a recording. But you'll have to make note of the expiration of the video so you don't miss it again.

Fire Safety

There have been several stories so far this year about cats and kittens being burned in home fires. Not only do we need to be more aware of how to prevent these tragedies, but we also need to know how to treat burn victims (humans as well as our pets) so they stand the best chance of recovery. I just read a story about 4 kittens that were rescued from a home fire but were immediately euthanized at the shelter. Perhaps they could have been saved with better knowledge of their
injuries? I don't know. From the photograph I saw, my guess is they suffered smoke inhalation and not flesh burns.

Be sure to download the free booklet, "Burns First Aid For Pets."
Travel Advisory
Swiss Woman Smuggles Cat Into Iceland
Iceland Authorities Promptly Put It Down

This story is important because it highlights our responsibility as pet parents to do the right thing. They have no voice in the outcome of our own choices. This pet owner should have checked with authorities at her destination before sneaking her cat along for the ride.

Do you travel with your pet? Write in with your stories, opinions and advice to others who are considering traveling with their pet.
My Latest Rescue
This is Romeo. He is a lovable guy and is fitting in with the other kitties here already.
Take note of his condition: Slightly overweight, and he has what I call "harness dents."

He was abandoned in his yard when his owners moved away, leaving him to fend for himself, probably with a large bowl of food to last "a while," and wearing his harness. He outgrew it and it dug into his hide, leaving scars and bare spots. I had to cut it off. There was not enough slack to undo the clip.

Can anyone answer the question: why do people do this?

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