I was at the shelter last, Fri, 10 to noon. That being my usual day & time to volunteer. Of the kitties that are currently available for adoption, we have one four year old & another that might be that age or a little older. Neither are seniors. As for the dogs, I don’t think we have any in that age range either.
Since cats can often live longer than dogs, especially if they’re indoor only, senior often starts for them at past 10. For many dogs, that age is their upper limit. So, being a senior for them is considered what the last 25% of their life is.
We have two senior kitties. Both 11. Though, the way they run around, chase & wrestle each other, you’d never know it. Do you have or have you had an older animal companion?
NBC and Telemundo owned stations are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 to help find loving homes for animals in need. Over 50,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016. The shelter I volunteer at will be participating in this. As seen by the graphic below. What about ones in your area? Do they have something similar in other countries. Go to, Clear the Shelters, to learn more.
One important thing is to stock a pet first aid kit. Which would include: an assortment of bandages, pads and rolls of gauze, tweezers (for removing splinters, debris from eyes, etc.), pet thermometer, bottled water (enough for 5-7 days). To learn of more items to add & other ways to be prepared, please click on, The Contemporary Pet
One thing, 80% of orange tabbies are male. I already knew the majority of them are. They’re not sure why, though. I’ve had three orange kitties in my life. The first was when I was eight to 18. It was my & my grandma’s. He had wandered onto our property. We lived in a more rural area just outside of town. We’d often get strays. Though some belonged to somebody & we made sure we got them back to their person. When I was 28 to 30 & living (renting from) with my grandma again, she adopted an orange cat. After I married, I would still see him, when I/we visited my grandma. 2 1/2 years after my husband & I married, we adopted our first kitty together. An orange male who was four. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge a couple of months ago. He was 19 1/2. All three of them were major loves. Several of the kitties, at the shelter where I volunteer, have been orange. Orange ones also tend to be more mellow. Please go to, I Heart Cats, to read the rest of the list.
Cats can make great gardening companions. Besides lazing in the sun & chasing butterflies, there are plants they like to nibble on. Unfortunately, some plants can be toxic & dangerous for your favorite feline. To find out some safe ones, including, catnip (one that many kitties enjoy), please go to: Simon’s Cat
This was posted by Cindy Eriksen on behalf of KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area’s video at the Solano/Napa County – Pet Detectives Facebook group: RESCUERS NEED RESCUE: A Sonoma County animal sanctuary that has cared for thousands of aging and disabled animals could be forced to close. Please learn more about the organization by clicking on, BrightHaven They’re located in my hometown.
Hi, everyone. For the next week, at least, I will be doing little or no posting on my blog. I have a project I need to focus on. I’d like to say it has to do with animals. It doesn’t initially, but, the potential earnings that I can receive from this should help my husband & I purchase a home (we’re currently in a studio) with a big back yard. So that we could rescue, foster & adopt. Eventually, we’d like a lot of land so I can finally realize my dream of having a rescue organization. Mainly for cats & dogs, but, also rabbits, turtles, pigs, goats, donkeys, llamas & more. I would appreciate some good thoughts regarding this. It’s really important to me/us. Thanks.
This was posted by Tiffany Mestas at the Solano and Napa County Animal Rescue Facebook group: The next Whiskers, Tails and Ferals spay and neuter cat clinic is now open for registration. The clinic will be held on March 12, 2017.
Drop off and pick up is at the Humane Society of the Northbay. This is also where the surgeries will be preformed. Drop off is at 7:00am and you will be called to come pick up your cat(s) as soon as they are ready to go home. The address is 1121 Sonoma Blvd. in Vallejo.
Please have all registration forms printed and COMPLETED prior to drop off. $15.00 for feral cats and they WILL receive a mandatory ear tip. $30.00 for domestic cats and they will NOT receive an ear tip. All cats must be in separate traps or carriers. This is not negotiable! We do have a few carriers still for sale. $7.00 for a hard top carrier.
All cats will receive a spay or neuter, receive a FVRCP vaccine, combed for fleas/flea eggs, treated for any wounds and receive a topical flea medication that will last approximately 1 month. The flea medication used also treats ear mites and some intestinal parasites.
This was posted by April Mueller at the Friends of Ferals Facebook group: It’s that time again! The Feral Kittie Clan needs YOU! These 36 precious Kitties depend on kindhearted donations to keep them happy, healthy & well fed babies! We are in desperate need of food! We go through almost 3 Cases a day & 1 Bag of dry at least every 2 days! That’s 21 Cases a week!! 🙀🙀🙀The Kittie Clan has an Amazon Wish List..just purchasing 1 Case or 1 Bag can make a huge difference! So get to know some of the Kitties below & order tonight! Thanks so much from the bottom of our hearts & their furry little paws!! 💜😻💞🐾😘💗
Note: We are proud to say all these Kitties have been spayed & neutered & fully vaccinated! Most are Feral but I’ve been able to tame a few! They have lots of housing including the Kittie Mansion (Purple House pictured fully furnished & insulated) & Lucy’s Haven (acclimating housing fully furnished & insulated with Cat Towers etc) & 13 little houses located behind the Kittie Mansion. 💜😻
Some never before seen photos included below my Feral Kittie Clan Lovers! 💜😻
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