Hi Cat Lover!

Here's what's in this issue:

Holiday gifts for you!
Woman leaves $13 million to cat...
Cat food news...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...a new video on my web page!
Take action...


Well, first things first... I have some holiday gifts for you!
I appreciate having you as a reader of my newsletter this year,
even if it's not the most fancy newsletter on the Internet.
I enjoy writing it and finding interesting stories for you to
read. So, I set up a special holiday page for you here:


Just in case the download page doesn't come up, though,
you can use this link as an alternate:


And here's a separate gift from my good friend, Cathy:


Feel free to share these links with your friends if you like,
but I will be taking the page down by the end of the year.


Woman leaves $13 million to pet cat:

This cat has no idea how lucky he is to be a millionaire.
However, who gets his estate when HE goes? Think he has
a will? Personally, I think it would have been better spent to
fund a shelter that could guarantee his welfare, along with
that of many others.

His name is Tommaso and was rescued from the street by a
wealthy widow of a property tycoon in Italy. She died in late
November at 94. There are no kids to fight over this.

Read more here, but it's a pretty short 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.

NOTICE: Here's a new site to click on to help feed the


Thanks to Lara for finding this one!

WEB SITES to explore

Now here are some neat ideas to help the street kitties.
And for once, they started with cats first. The dogs will
get some help later.


Visit this link to see examples of the shelters
they built:



Amazing cat's compassion for ailing owner:


-------- LATEST VIDEO -----------

Check out the video on my website, at the top of
the page. See Simon's Cat playing in the Christmas



These sites provide up to date information on how to help animals:

1. http://www.hipaws.com/help.html
Help feed the ones that never got adopted.

2. Special case: About this time last year, a cat was left
alone in a house in Florida when the owners had to leave
due to a failed mortgage.

The cat, named Tavia, was in there for many weeks, with
neighbors helpless to rescue her because the authorities
refused to allow anyone to get her out. She became frantic
and was screaming in agony, to the horror of people peering
in the windows. By the time a judge eventually signed a
release to allow entry, the cat succumbed.

I'm so mad I could spit nails. Instead of an angry letter,
however, I decided to send a card, "In Memory Of Tavia," a
victim of human political correctness. I'm sending another
card this year, too. I hope it helps them to remember why
it's important to rescue animals, and not look the other
way when they need help. (A broken window can be fixed.
A dead cat can't.)

Osceola County Animal Control
2300 Kissimmee Pk. Rd.
St. Cloud, FL 34769


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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