Hello Cat Lover,
Here's what's in this issue:
Post Office to issue animal rescue stamps...
Tiger populations declining...
Cat food news...
Kitten formula warning...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...
NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
U.S. Postmaster General John E. Potter unveiled the "Animal
Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet" commemorative postage
stamps and announced the "Stamps to the Rescue"
"These stamps continue a Postal Service tradition of
bringing attention to serious social issues of the day," said
Potter. "This campaign will increase public awareness about
sheltered pets and our hope is that it will encourage pet
adoption and promote humane and responsible pet care."
The stamps were introduced to the public on The Ellen
DeGeneres Show... and will be available by April 30.
The stamps can be pre-ordered at stampstotherescue.com,
usps.com/shop, or by calling 1.800.STAMP.24 (1.800.782.6724).
Tiger populations continue to decline worldwide, due to
increasing activity by illegal crime rings dealing in tiger
parts, as well as bear, rhino and elephant. The global black
market in wildlife products is worth about $10 billion per year,
making wildlife the third most valuable illegal commodity after
drugs and weapons.
If you want to help rescued pets, here is a pet-friendly
search engine to use instead of Google or Yahoo, etc.:
Use the DogPile search bar at the top of the page,
just under the picture of the cat.
For an explanation of how this helps the rescue effort,
CAT FOOD NEWS
Have you ever bought any of that powdered kitten milk
replacer formula for orphaned kittens? Here is a warning
about one of those well known products:
KMR kitten formula kills kittens if allowed to go rancid.
Here is the story: http://bit.ly/8YUtZg
Here are two sites that provide the latest info on what's
(from the American Veterinary Medical Association -
a review of all the latest petfood recalls and alerts.)
(from the US Food and Drug Administration)
How to report a petfood complaint:
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.
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.
WEB SITES to explore
Flea Control Secrets
Pet Poison Helpline
(How to move when you have pets)
(Because every cat deserves to be comfortable!)
(Information about getting pet insurance)
A SMILE FOR YOU
"People who hate cats will come back as mice in their next life."
~Faith Resnick (We can hope, right?)
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Check out the video on my website, at the bottom of the page.
It shows another adventure with Simon's Cat, chasing a fly!
TAKE ACTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
5 quick, easy ways to help rescue pets NOW! http://bit.ly/1YfBeo
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