Month: April 2009

  • Saying Goodbye to a Big Orange Tabby

    Delos, July 26, 1998 – April 25, 2009 The following is an excerpt from a tribute written by Micheal Yaki, Political Consultant, in SFGate. Click the link at the bottom to read it in its entirety. On the Death of my cat, Delos Our country loves pets. Correction. Our nation is crazy about pets. Americans …

  • PETA’s 2008 Score: 2216 Pets Killed, 7 Rehomed

    According to public records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 2,216 pets last year at its Norfolk, VA headquarters, and placed only seven in adoptive homes. From July 1998 through December 2008, a total of 21,339 dogs and cats were euthanized by PETA. Of the 6,378 cats they took in …

  • Ponoka, Alberta to Vote on Library Cat

    Inspired by the best selling book, “Deweythe Small Town Library Cat that Touched the World,” the town of Ponoka in Alberta, Canada, is holding a vote to see if the community will agree to support a cat in the town library. The “Dewey” book is the true story of a librarian who found a cat …

  • Freebies and Coupons for Cat Food and Supplies

    I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been affected somehow by the current economic crisis. If you’re pinching pennies, you’ll be interested in the Pet Coupons and Deals Blog which scours the Internet for coupons and deals for your and your cat. Here a just a few of the current hot cat deals on the blog: …

  • Recession-Busting Options for Cat Care in Chicago

    If you live in the Chicago area and are feeling the pinch during the current financial crisis, check out the following low-cost recession-busting options for cat care: LOW-COST RABIES SHOTS: Cook County will hold a series of community clinics to vaccinate animals for rabies at a discounted rate starting in June. A one-year vaccination will …

  • Cubby Cat Caught and Safe at Vets, Awaiting Home

    Well, we all know that there is a legion of cats who are Mets fans and Yankees fans, but now we have evidence of baseball cats in the heartland. On Tuesday night, a cat sprinted across Wrigley Field during the 4th inning. Against the backdrop of the iconic ivy-covered walls, the calico deftly eluded capture …

  • Contest: Win a Free FURminator

    Romeo the Cat (who raises money for animal charities) is giving away a FURminator in honor of National Hairball Awareness Day on Friday. All you have to do is donate at least $1 to Kitten Rescue of Los Angeles, submit your funniest hairball photo, and tell Romeo how winning a FURminator will change your life. …

  • Will Neutering my Cat Reduce his Aggression and Territoriality?

    I took in a stray male cat, now approx. 7 1/2 mos. old. He got his 1st shots, worming, fecal exam, flea treatments. I would like to get him neutered next week. The problem: He started attacking/now relentlessly pursuing my three-year-old spayed female. He has her so frightened, she won’t come out of my bedroom. …

  • 10 Ways to Reduce Fluffy’s Carbon Pawprint

    Let’s say you’re actively working on decreasing your carbon footprint. You pack your groceries in hemp bags, walk instead of drive and meticulously recycle. But what about Fluffy? What’s your cat’s carbon pawprint? Cats are not particularly environmentally friendly pets, but there are things you can do to live green (or at least, a little …

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