Month: February 2009

  • Contest: Spay Day Pet Photo Contest

    To support this month’s Spay Day, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International are sponsoring the Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest – a great opportunity to celebrate our pets, raise funds for spaying and neutering, and win great prizes! There are two categories: 1) Judged Category: A panel of celebrity …

  • What are the Special Requirements of Blind Pets?

    What can I do for my dog that has gone blind? Bob Walk-about, OK A number of conditions can cause blindness in pets. Fortunately, people whose pets have suffered vision loss can take solace from the fact that blindness almost never compromises pets’ quality of life. For both cats and dogs, smell is the most …

  • Going the Extra Mile to Find Your Lost Pet

    With the Australian wildfires raging, we can’t help but think of the family pets killed or displaced when disaster strikes. Are you prepared? Cats have an uncanny ability to hole up in a snug safe spot and survive the initial catastrophic event, but would you be able to locate them afterward? In several recent stories …

  • Contest: Skeezix’s Valentine’s Day Contest

    Hey, evrybuddy, Skeezix heer. This is a message JUST FUR CATS ‘N’ CRITTERS. Every yeer I sponser a Valentine’s Contest fur all online cats ‘n’ critters. It’s always a lot of fun, and yoo don’t have to have a sweethart in mind to enter: single cats hoo are looking fur love can post a “lonely …

  • Fort Wayne: Neuter for a Nickel

    If you live in Indiana and your tom hasn’t yet had his hoohaectomy, check out Fort Wayne’s Spay Day event: Neuter for a Nickel. You can bring in up to seven male cats (they must be older than 8 weeks), and after a snip-snip here and a snip-snip there, they’ll be companionable neuters and you’ll …

  • Orangino Needs a Home NOW! (NYC area)

    Orangino, a middle-aged orange and white tabby in the New York City area was recently given up by his family and is facing euthanasia. He needs a home (furever OR foster) immediately. This one’s a real love bug: Orangino is a ball of pure love. I can also confirm that he was fine with other …

  • Domina the Cat Alerts Owner to Fire and Saves 3 Lives

    In Toronto Canada this week, Domina the Cat is being considered for an award to acknowledge her life-saving actions in alerting her owner to a fire and saving three lives in the process. “We are looking at some sort of recognition,” Fire Capt. Mike Strapko said, adding he has to do a little research to …

  • Bird Lovers Squawk in Protest over TNR Program in Arizona

    As both a cat lover and avid birder, it’s difficult for me to reconcile the not-so-peaceful coexistence of birds and cats. In Gilbert, Arizona, at the Riparian Preserve Water Ranch, bird lovers are demanding that a feral colony — whose numbers have exploded as the economy has imploded — be terminated. Don Bloom, caretaker to …

  • Shopping for Your Valentine? Check out Jake & Micah

    Skeezix got a Valentine’s gift yesterday from his special friend Daisy, and I am SO IN LOVE with the packaging, I just had to share it with you (see above). It’s from Jake & Micah (who happen to be Catsters — although Micah supervises from The Bridge). I swoon over great graphics and presentation, so …

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