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Cat Stories Newsletter, Issue #006 -- Cats Adoption—What You Can Do to Help Homeless Felines Find a
April 29, 2015

Cats Adoption—What You Can Do to Help Homeless Felines Find a Forever Home

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It’s that time of year when feral and homeless cats left to fend for themselves come out of hiding after a long winter.

Add in all the new kittens . . . you might say spring and summer are the seasons for “blooming” feline populations.

With “National Pet Week” on the horizon, May 3-9, 2015, we all need to stop and think about what that one small thing is we can do to improve the lives of unwanted and discarded cats in our local areas.

Feral cats are neighborhood citizens, too. They are hard-working primary predators that control rodent populations everywhere.

Do you have the resources to spend the summer building feral cat shelters for the coming autumn/winter? Can you commit to maintaining these shelters and accompanying food and fresh water?

Perhaps you might work with a local shelter, or cat rescue, to host a catch, spay/neuter & release program in your neighborhood. Would you be willing to have a feral cat trap on your property and to donate funds for the spay/neuter procedure at a participating veterinary clinic?

Do you have need of a barn cat? Contact your local shelter or cat rescue. Many of these organizations have abandoned barn cats that need your rural property for their new home.

What about volunteering time at your local shelter or cat rescue sanctuary?

Do you have fundraising skills? No-kill cat rescue sanctuaries are in desperate need of on-going funds to continue their humane operations. You might even use your special skills of persuasion to help find new homes for these cats, especially those with special needs.

Bake a batch of Black Cat Cookies and have a bake sale to raise money for your favorite cat organization.

Have you considered fostering rescue cats? Just think of the huge impact it would make if every cat lover opened their home to one or two rescue cats and worked to find loving adoptive families for them!

If you’re into social media, use your influence to spread the word about cats adoption. The gift of a simple share or retweet can save the life of shelter cat.

Are your pockets full of dollars? Exercise a generous heart by donating to your favorite cat organization.

Maybe you are thinking about adopting a cat. If so, consider giving a home to a special needs or older cat. Such cats frequently get overlooked in favor of kittens. They are pining away for a family. The upside is these kitties are extra appreciative of their new families and have lots of love to give.

Do you know someone who wants to adopt a cat? Help them to find a cat that needs a good home.

You’ll find the tools and resources you need for your kitty search at: Adopt a Cat and Make the World a Better Place! Do you have a great cat adoption story to share? Click here to tell it!

What’s New!

Adoption Cats—A Matchmaking Profile to Find Which Cat is Right for You!
Matchmaking adoption cats is all about mutual chemistry and attraction. I’m talking about losing your heart to a gorgeous creature and . . .

Black Cat Cookies
Black Cat Cookies are fantastic kitty fun! They taste so good; you’ll never know you’re enjoying a world class confection . . . gluten-free!

Abby’s Cat Diary
The moon is waxing and I couldn’t sleep the night through. Sounds rustle through the restless forest . . . restless, like I am. I slide out of bed and sneak up to the back slider window to watch the wildlife creep by in the moonlight . . .

Pet Loss—A Survivor’s Guide to Coping & Living Again
Pet loss is profoundly difficult; the intense pain of heartrending sorrow can be so deep it is unbearable. Be assured it is normal to experience such passionate grief when we lose our beloved cats . . .

Cat Rescue Stories--We Rescue Cats from Dying in Fires
Tragically, hundreds of thousands of pets die every year in fires, simply because the smoke kills them long before help arrives . . .

Six Months of Wonderful
“Jolie was a very special pure-bread Persian cat who was cruelly abandoned because she was sick. Quite by chance she came into my life and picked me as . . . “

Feline Feature

Did your state make the top 10?

If not, what can you do to make it happen?!

“Top 10 states with the most cat-owning households are: Vermont: 49.5 percent Maine: 46.4 percent Oregon: 40.2 percent South Dakota: 39.1 percent Washington: 39 percent West Virginia: 38.1 percent Kentucky: 36.8 percent Idaho: 34.6 percent Indiana: 34.4 percent New Hampshire: 34.2 percent”

Bird Tremolo

Tiny Kitten Found Covered in Soot After Massive Fire is a True Survivor

'Cats Doing Cat Stuff For Adoption' Will Make You Want To Adopt A Cat

Cat’s Are Smart!

Enjoy and share fun cat trivia

Cat doors are an amazing contraption. Did you know they were originally invented by Sir Isaac Newton? His cat, “Spithead” interrupted Newton’s important scientific experiments, asking to go out. Thus the “cat flap”!

Meow, Meow

Cat quotes to tickle your feline fancy.

"Another cat? Perhaps. For love there is also a season; its seeds must be resown. But a family cat is not replaceable like a wornout coat or a set of tires. Each new kitten becomes its own cat, and none is repeated. I am four cats old, measuring out my life in friends that have succeeded but not replaced one another."

--Irving Townsend

Feline Fun!

Grab your pit crew and hit the race track . . . kitty track, that is!

Pet Week 500
The Great Pet Race
The Great Pet Week Rally

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