Hello Cat Lover,
Here's what's in this issue:
New York passes stupid stray cat law...
Cat rescued from icy driveway...
Name our new cat (Contest!)...cast your vote!
Cat food news...table scraps or leftovers?
Web sites and fun stuff...
A smile for you...a new video on my web page!
Take action...help this blind cat...
NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
Tell New York their plans won't work!
This new law in New York is worse than no law at all.
It gives any shelter worker the right to decide who
gets killed, and when. If they feel the stray animal,
especially a cat, is "psychologically damaged" or
too frightened, it will simply be put down immediately
when brought to the "shelter." (Why would they call it
a shelter? In reality, it's already just a butcher shop.)
Tell them what you think... however, more weight might
be placed on comments from New York residents. Still,
they need to know the whole world watches them and
yes, we judge what they do to the helpless animals.
Cat frozen to driveway gets warm rescue
Now named Trooper for his stamina in surviving a horrible
ordeal, this cat was frozen to a driveway for 24 hours after
being injured. A kind neighbor found him and took him to
a veterinarian, who said it's a "waiting game" to see how
well he will recover. There is a donation button at the bottom
of the page if you would like to help.
Should Fluffy have a new name?
OK, the names are in and the survey is posted.
Please go to this link and place your votes! Thanks!
I will send the winner one of my favorite ebooks, called
7 Steps to 9 Lives.
In case you didn't see last month's newsletter, here
is the story about this cat:
Help us name our new cat! We just received a new
rescue and he's gorgeous...almost pure white, with
just a touch of tan on top of his head. He has FIV,
the dreaded Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, so he
won't get to live with the rest of the cats. He's
very affectionate and hates to be alone, so that's
going to be hard. You can see him on my blog, at the
CAT FOOD NEWS
Table scraps or leftovers?
This site has comprehensive information about petfoods:
A recent article that caught my eye this week is this one:
It gives you a whole new perspective on the idea of
"leftovers." Basically, if you feed your pet any table
scraps, it's NOTHING compared to what the petfood
companies are doing.
The information here may come as a shock:
Just type into the search box the name of any pet
food or treat and find out if it's on a recall list,
and what horrible things have happened to pets who
ate it. Protect your pets...be informed.
Just to try it out, I typed in "jerky treats."
It brought up a rather long list of various brands of
treats with a bad track record.
The site isn't just about petfood, though. It has a lot
of information about everything from toys to clothes to
scams in the mail.
Thanks to Amy for this story!
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, but it can only be done once per day.
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 and FUN STUFF
This just in from a favorite reader:
"Check out this group. They sell vintage jewelry on eBay
to support their TNR work in Sayreville, NJ.
I can personally vouch for them because I have bought
way too much of their jewelry but I love it all! One of their
contributors makes fun cat-themed quilts and throws that
I think your readers would like."
Thanks, Judy! I already see a quilt I'd like to get.
Here's another pet newsletter you might enjoy. I often
contribute stories to them, and this issue has one, too.
Look for the story about Delta Airlines, from DrBert:
In case that link has expired, here's a direct link to
Welcome to Kitty Land!
Songs For Cat Lovers, by Terry McMahon:
A SMILE FOR YOU
LATEST VIDEO - iPad Games For Cats
Check out the video on my website, at the top of
TAKE ACTION TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED
How to help animals:
This is an especially sad story. The photos are
a bit graphic, so if you prefer not to look,
I understand. This cat was rescued in Beirut, Lebanon,
and had been tortured by unknown despicable humans,
and left to die. The group is called BETA, or, Beirut
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. (No, they are not
affiliated with PETA in the U.S.) They need help
with this cat's medical care, so if you do look, maybe
you could click the Donate button and send even a small
amount. Tell them it's for "Gaia," the name they gave her.
If you cannot send financial help, visit this site
to send healing energy if you prefer that approach:
If you do this, please let them know about it.
Even if you don't, please send them an email with
warm wishes for her recovery.
contact @ betalebanon.org
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.
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.
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