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Kitten Corner > What am I?
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Purred: Fri Dec 12, '08 11:18am PST 
YOu've got eh ear tuffs characteristic of both and also of Siberians for that matter but do you have the toe tuffs too? I see a lot of maine coon mixes around they are very popular s they have the look but not the genetic issues purebreds get. Course you could be both you ever think of that? They have a test at PetCo a genetic thing thye draw blood and supposedly can tell you pretty certainly what mix you are. But can you be bothered?
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Catster Lifestyle, News & Entertainment > CHINA - PETITION: Over 1,500 CATS trapped in Shanghai and surrounding area for shipment...
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Purred: Sun Nov 2, '08 8:17am PST 
In case th link don't work here it is again:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/over-1500-cats-trapped-in -shanghai-and-surrounding-region-for-shipment-to-southern-chinas-foo d-and
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Catster Lifestyle, News & Entertainment > CHINA - PETITION: Over 1,500 CATS trapped in Shanghai and surrounding area for shipment...

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Purred: Thu Oct 30, '08 7:12pm PST 
PLEASE DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK ON THESE CATS - EVERYONE WHO CARES ABOUT AN ANIMAL - PLEASE SIGN AND CROSS POST - THIS HAS TO STOP - we have to speak out against atrocities like this!!!
FORWARD FAR AND WIDE -


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Over 1500 Cats Trapped in Shanghai and Surrounding Region for Shipment to Southern China's Food and Fur Industries
Jia Xing (Zhejiang Province, China)
30 August 2008

Some of the over 1500 terrified cats trapped in and around Shanghai for shipment to Guangdong for food and fur.

On Friday, 29 August 2008, local animal rescuers located several trucks with over seventy bamboo crates crammed with nearly 1500 cats in Jia Xing, a small city in Zhejiang Province, about an hour outside of Shanghai. These cats had likely been trapped in parks, from housing compounds and the street of Shanghai and neighbouring areas. Many of the cats in the crates had collars on them – obviously people's pets, possibly trapped just meters from their home. Their destination was (and still is) Guangdong Province in southern China, to be used for food and fur.

The trucks were intercepted late at night in a parking lot in an industrial section of town and as the cat trappers attempted to load the trucks, rescuers called the police. Some rescuers claimed to have lost their cat, while others challenged the rather unofficial-looking photocopied documents that the head of the cat smugglers produced to support his claim that he owned the cats legitimately, having paid RMB50,000 for Photocopied 'ownership' papers them (USD$7,320 / GBP£4,067), and that he was transporting them all according to permit.
Regardless of the legality of transport permits, the condition in which the cats were packed – crammed 20 or more to a small crate with no room to move and no access to food or water, while some newborns were being crushed to death and other cats had died, was a shockingly cruel sight.

Over 15 hours of negotiations ensued, in which the local rescuers refused to pay the smugglers for the cats (an agonizingly tough approach, but buying them would fuel more trapping for the 'rescue market'). By mid-day Saturday, a crowd of nearly 300 people had gathered. A local TV crew filmed animal lovers feeding the cats through the slats of the crates and watering them down to keep them cool.

With an obvious stalemate, increasingly terrified cries coming from the crates and the deteriorating condition of the 1500 cats, several of the crates were broken and cats freed– albeit near a dangerous intersection without anybody to provide follow-up care. At this point, the area was cordoned off and further access to the cats blocked.

By late afternoon, the crowd was dispersed and, sadly, the remaining crates of cats appeared to be loaded onto a new truck by the cat trappers.
Although there is often little hope of helping cats already trapped and on their way to Guangdong, a focus of efforts on spay / neuter and indoor cat campaigns will hopefully someday reduce the numbers of available strays and unwittingly friendly pets going to market.

SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR CAT
KEEP YOUR CAT SAFELY INDOORS
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Tyson needs a new home since the baby arrived, baby\'s allergic...

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Purred: Tue Aug 26, '08 4:11pm PST 
A lot of children grow out of allergies. There are many alternatives to surrendering the kitty including hepa air filters, regualr grooming of said kitty etc... Growing up with a cat is a rewarding experience every child shoudl get the chance to enjoy.
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Laws & Legislation > Rabies Challenge Fund Supports Cruel Dog Experiments

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Purred: Fri Jul 4, '08 6:02am PST 
I know this is more about dogs than cats but many of us have both o please cross-post on dogster to warm people not to give to this horrible group!

The Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust has solicited donations from dog
lovers who have been told that their money will help reduce the number of
rabies vaccines given to dogs. But the Rabies Challenge Fund fails to
mention that donations will also fund painful experiments that cause dogs to
suffer and die.

Despite the fact that the Rabies Challenge Fund uses a happy dog as its
mascot and has taken every opportunity to use cute pictures of dogs to
decorate its Web site, the sinister reality is that the $1.25 million
donated to the Rabies Challenge Fund will be used to house, experiment on,
and eventually kill at least 70 dogs over a 7-year period. Some of these
dogs will die in an excruciating fit of convulsions, while others will
become disoriented, suffer paralysis of the face and throat, and eventually
die from respiratory arrest. The nasty details of this study have not been
disclosed to donors and have been exceedingly difficult to obtain.

Rabies Challenge Fund organizers have refused to provide us with many
details, but the following is what we do know:
The Rabies Challenge Fund purchased puppies and dogs from a laboratory
supplier and plans to keep them at an unnamed research facility for their
entire lives.
Two studies are planned-one lasting 5 years and another lasting 7 years. At
the culmination of the two studies, the dogs will either suffer and die from
rabies or an experimenter will kill them. At least 70 dogs are needed for
data reporting in the studies, which means that a larger number of dogs will
probably be used in these experiments.
The dogs will be infected with the live rabies virus at the end of each
study. The dogs who do not receive the vaccine will almost certainly die
from rabies, and those who receive the vaccine might also die from rabies.
If the virus doesn't kill the dogs, they will be killed by an experimenter.

The dogs who will be infected and killed in these experiments are no
different than those who are lucky enough to be our beloved companion
animals. The studies designed by the Rabies Challenge Fund are purely
elective.
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Please ask Rabies Challenge Fund Founder and Co-Trustee Kris Christine (
ledgespring@lincoln.midcoast.com), Co-Trustee Jean Dodds (
hemopet@hotmail.com), and Researcher Ronald Schultz, D.V.M. (
schultzr@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu), to use donated funds to develop a non-animal
method that will be accepted by USDA-rather than conducting yet another
study on a rabies vaccine that will cause many dogs to suffer and die.*
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Cat Health > Possible causes of blood in stool?
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Purred: Wed Jul 2, '08 1:02pm PST 
I had a few young kitties who I rescued who had this and it was colitis and with meds they came out just fine. Make sure you take astood sample in, testing for colitis is not the same as the usual test for worms.
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Kitten Corner > KITTEN ADOPTION CONTRACT

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Purred: Thu Jun 12, '08 12:48pm PST 
I would lower the age on the neutering as they can get pregnant at 5 months of age. I also give the info on low cost clinics in the area and if I can I arrange an appointment in advance for them.
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Pregnant stray turned house cat looking for her forever home!(PA)

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Purred: Wed Jun 4, '08 11:31am PST 
We ll at least it's a plan! Check around into free programs some more though. Some vets even know about payment assistance programs. If she's not neutered she will VERY likely have kitetns before the end of the year and then there will be even more homeless kitties.
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Kitten in Ny !

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Purred: Sun Jun 1, '08 6:51am PST 
So he died??????? What were you feeding him! Did he even get to the vet? He could have had anything!
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Pregnant stray turned house cat looking for her forever home!(PA)
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Purred: Sun Jun 1, '08 6:49am PST 
Some groups have FREE spay and nueter programs for feral/stray/street cats. Many offer low cost neutereing to those on public assistance programs.

A group who can point you in the right direction for help and these services is Best Friends Animal Society, e-mail them at animalhelp@bestfriends.org

Here is also a list I found of groups in PA that offer free and low cost neutering. Please contact them!

PENNSYLVANIA
PA P.E.T.S. (Prevent Excess Through Sterilization)
PO Box 64
Lewisburg PA 17837
Toll free 1-866-472-7387
Low cost s/n to qualifying residents who live in Union, Snyder, or Northumberland counties.

The People-Pet Partnership
Philadelphia PA
215-629-2350

Animal Rescue and Referral
PO Box 16
Richboro, PA 18954
215-752-7556 or 215-322-9251
Information about low cost spay/neuter for feral cats.

City of Pittsburgh
Bureau of Environmental Services
3001 Railroad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
412-255-2036
Voucher program for residents of Pittsburgh. Call for information.

Morris Animal Refuge
1242 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-735-3256
Sells low-cost certificates for spay/neuter for pets of lower income people in the Philadelphia area. The pet owner presents the certificate to a participating veterinarian.

CATS (Changing Attitudes for Tomorrow's Solutions)
Pine Grove PA
570-345-2229
Web: catswithnoname.com
For pet cats, farm cats, stray cats, and feral cats in the Harrisburg, Lebanon, and Pine Grove areas of Pennsylvania.

Spay & Save
PO Box 122
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
610-279-9714 or 610-277-6187
Low cost spay/neuter for pets of those needing financial assistance.

Pennsylvania SPCA
Centre Halle, PA 814-364-1725
Philadelphia, PA 215-426-6300

Homeless Cat Management Team
Pittsburgh PA
412-321-4060
Spay-neuter for feral cats in southwestern Pennsylvania. Leave a message in voice mailbox 4.

Animal Birth Control
2643 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-434-8434
800-SPAY-PGH
Email: animalfriends@trfn.clpgh.org
This organization has a network of 35 participating veterinarians in western Pennsylvania for low cost spay/neuter of pets. They can also help people find services for feral cats.

Animal Rescue League of Western PA
6620 Hamilton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-661-6451
Low cost spay/neuter clinic.

Animals in Distress
PO Box 168
Catasauqua, PA 18032
610-264-5554
Allentown area.

Animal Education League
Woodlyn PA
610-544-9535
Lost cost s/n in PA, DE, and NJ.

Delaware County SPCA
Media, PA
610-566-1370
Low cost spay/neuter for pets of people with low income.

Lehigh Valley Humane Society
Allentown, PA
610-797-3439
Low cost spay/neuter for all pets.

Spayed Club
PO Box 1145
Frazer, PA 19355
610-275-7486
Various low cost and subsidized spay/neuter programs throughout Pennsylvania's Delaware Valley.

Sanctuary Hollow
2820 Audubon Village Drive
Norristown, PA 19403
610-666-6312
Gives information about low cost spay/neuter.

Humane League of Lancaster County
Lancaster, PA
717-393-6551
Low cost spay/neuter for unowned cats such as feral cats and barn cats.

Humane Society of Lackawanna County
967 Griffin Pond Road
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
717-586-3700
Low cost spay/neuter for pets of people of need financial assistance to do so.

Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA
Minersville, PA
717-544-2920
Low cost spay/neuter clinic

Spay Neuter Assistance Program
Enola, PA
717-732-5377
This program has a listing of participating vets in the area (central PA) who will alter cats at low cost.

Animal Rescue Inc.
New Freedom PA
717-993-3232

Pennsylvania SPCA
Centre Halle, PA 814-364-1725
Philadelphia, PA 215-426-6300
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