Hi Cat Lover,

Here's what's in this issue:

Stereotypes of multiple-cat owners...
Dewey, the library cat...
Lola, the "handstand" cat...
World's longest cat! A Maine Coon...
Cat food news...
Stuff for Cat lovers...
Web sites to explore...
A smile for you...and a prize for a correct answer.
Take Action...


Many Americans without Cats at Home Buy Into the
stereotypes of Multiple-Cat Owners

A lot of people who do not own cats tend to have pre-
conceived notions about those of us who have more than
a few. Some of the opinions aren't very nice.



This is an engaging story about a cat that is a "mascot,"
of sorts, at a public library. "Dewey" was found in the book
return slot, and now there is a book about him!



This kitten walks on her front legs! Born with a deformity
of her hind legs, which are useless, Lola has to balance
on her front legs, or crawl. She's a happy little camper,
though, and is expected to live a "normal" life.

http://bit.ly/aAgZLe (Video)


Maine Coon cats are the largest domestic pet cats
in the U.S., and this one has just grabbed the record... at
four feet long, from nose tip to tail tip.

Meet Stewie:



http://bit.ly/4E9bZj (How to report a petfood complaint)


Here are two sites that provide the latest info on what's
being recalled:

1. www.avma.org/petfoodsafety/recalls/default.asp
(from the American Veterinary Medical Association -
a review of all the latest petfood recalls and alerts.)

2. www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/newpetfoodrecalls
(from the US Food and Drug Administration)


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.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.

STUFF FOR CATS (and cat lovers)




(How to move when you have pets)

WEB SITES to explore

List of FREE or low cost Spay/Neuter by State

Traveling with a pet? Find motels and areas that are pet friendly:

Pet Poison Helpline

(Because every cat deserves to be comfortable!)

(Information about getting pet insurance)


If you can tell me the name of the cat on the old TV show,
The Brady Bunch, email me and I'll send you a surprise.
Send your answer in the subject line to catsgalore4 @ hotmail.com.


Check out the video on my website, at the bottom of the page.
This cat enjoys boxing on TV!
You really need to go look at this one. It's a scream.


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

1. http://www.pet-abuse.org
If you're so inclined, it's a good resource to find petitions to
sign, letters to write, or other actions we can take to help pets in
abuse situations.

2. http://www.dosomething.org/whatsyourthing/Animal+Welfare
A good resource for helping people decide what kinds of help best
fit their own abilities and interests.

3. http://bit.ly/1YfBeo
Five quick, easy ways to help rescue pets NOW!


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