The May Meow and Free Catster Stickers

May 9, 2006
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Dear Catster Member,

Sugar from the "Cookie & Candy Cats" Group

Meow Meow!

Welcome to May - the time for fewer showers and more flowers (more bugs to chase)! Hopefully everyone is enjoying the longer days and extra time with their furry friends before the sun sets.

May is the time to celebrate all of the moms of the world... both with fur and without! The Pet Poetry Group rallied in mom's honor and created the "We Love Mom 2006 Stroll". To join, tag a photo in your profile with "We Love Mom 06" and then your photo will automatically be added to the stroll. What a fine looking bunch of moms we have in our community!

Speaking of groups, have you found your gang yet? Catster Groups are a great way to spend time with like-minded friends. Each group has its own forums, event calendar and messaging-there are 2,084 to choose from! From "Brilliant Orange Cats" (our biggest group at 1362 members!) to "Cookie & Candy Cats" there are groups of all shapes and sizes. Give them a swat.

Catster is pawsitively proud to announce its exciting new relationship with VPI Pet Insurance, America's trusted choice for health insurance for pets. Keep your whiskers perked for future newsletters packed with fun filled contests, prizes, events, pet health tips, and much more from our exclusive pet insurance partner. Learn more about VPI or get your free, no-obligation quote online.

Pets are part of the family and no pet should be left behind when disaster strikes. You can help save thousands of animals from a horrifying fate and spare evacuees from being forced to make a heartbreaking choice between their own safety and their best friend.

Contact your members of Congress today and urge them to pass the Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act, which requires state and local authorities to consider the needs of people with pets and service animals in disaster plans. Please act now to save pets from the next disaster.

Spring is here! Is your garden safe for your cat? Try a non-toxic alternative to fertilize your plants and lawn. Check-out pet-friendly products from Garden Promise. With Garden Promise you can have a beautiful and safe garden all summer long! Big meows to that!!! And even bigger meows for the additional 10% discount for Catster members (when using Paypal include the word "Dogster1" in your note or just mention it when ordering by phone).

Friends don't let friends make an appearance in a fashion faux pas. Make sure your pal is properly outfitted in the latest fashions with the new Designer Collections from Target Pets. There's a style to fit your friend's personality - everyday to extra-special, sporty to luxe. And check out the hottest new designer lines from Isaac Mizrahi and Simply Shabby ChicTM. See a sampling of the eye-catching, enviable looks at, or discover even more at your local Target store. Then get out there and show off their style.

It's Bonus Days at PetSmart! As pet parents ourselves, we understand that you want the best for your pets - the best nutrition, the best care and the best products. But with so many choices, it can seem overwhelming. The trusted Pet Specialists at PetSmart can help! If it's selection you're looking for, there's no better place than PetSmart to find everything you need for healthy, happy pets. They have exclusive brands of premium and advanced nutrition dog and cat foods including most of your favorites. Plus, they have hundreds of collars and leashes, mountains of tasty treats and much more for every pet. Best of all, when you use your PetPerks savings card at PetSmart, you can enjoy big savings every day on hundreds of items.

New! Catster Neighborhood

Catster Neighborhood is where pet-friendly companies and service providers can promote their businesses in their locality. Vets, stores, groomers, walkers, sitters, behavioralists, kennels, photographers, painters, you name it! With Catster Neighborhood you can share your message in our newsletter with just the Catsters in your area. Learn more about our new neighborhood program!

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Haven't joined CatsterPlus yet? Well now is the time! Join CatsterPlus in May and you could win some grrrrreat prizes. Target is giving a $200 gift card to one lucky plus subscriber. You could also win a $250 gift basket compliments of VPI Pet insurance. If you sign up now for one year, it only comes out to be $1.66 per month ($19.95 per year). You will get tons of cool features and furry fun-ness to add to your pet pages!

Want to strut your Catster pride with a Catster sticker? In appreciation to our members - the best cat community in the whole world - we are giving away free Catster stickers! Send a SASE to: Dogster Inc., Catster Stickers, 555 De Haro Street #350, San Francisco, CA 94107 and we'll meow one right back to you!

And lastly... We are so thankful to you, our community, for making Catster what it is today. Recently a user shared the following with us and we wanted to share it with you. This makes it all worthwhile.

I had known about Catster for several months but had yet to create any pet pages for my two cats. Then one of my little guys suddenly passed away and I was really hurting inside, it was then that I remembered Catster and how fun the site was so I sat down and put together a page for him. Once the page went live I started receiving pet pal requests from all sorts of kitties, all of whom understood my sorrow and wished me the best. The whole experience really helped me get through the pain and now I'm on Catster almost daily making new friends! So thanks Catster for making such a wonderful site!

If you would like to share your story about how Catster has affected your life, please let us know! It really means a lot to us!!! Email your story to Email your story to

May all animals be happy and safe,
Ted, John, Steven & Catster HQ
Catster, here kitty, kitty!

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