Posted in Cats

Cats Bond Securely to Their Humans Maybe Even More Than Dogs Do


BY MICHELLE STARR

Many think of dogs as loyal, love-filled companions, and cats as cute beasts that tolerate us – but we might have to rethink that a little. According to new research, cats can get just as bonded to their human friends as dogs do.

Cats Bond Securely to Their Humans Maybe Even More Than Dogs Do
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This may not come as a huge surprise to those who live with cat companions, but it suggests two important things. Firstly, it looks like we’ve underestimated the depth of the bond cats can form with their people. Additionally, it shows that dogs don’t have a monopoly on secure social bonding with Homo sapiens.

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Firefighter Name Tag


Firefighter Name Tag – my hoomans got me a name tag in the shape of a firefighter badge. They got it from a flea market in Kodak, TN. It has my name and dadda hoomans phone number on it.

Firefighter Name Tag - my hoomans got me a name tag in the shape of a firefighter badge. They got it from a flea market in Kodak, TN. It has my name and dadda hoomans phone number on it.

I was rescued by a firefighter 👨‍🚒. He found me in a box on a set of rail road tracks in Corbin, KY. When I lived there, I lived near the fire hall too. I’d get to see and hear the fire trucks all the time. Including me meowing like their siren 🚨.

So it’s official now!

Anyways Special thanks to all the men, women and animals that serve in their communities fighting fires.

Posted in Cats, Zika Virus

Zika and your pets


The Zika virus became a widespread concern for travelers beginning in the spring of 2016. Travelers were warned not to visit certain areas, notably tropical climates, deemed vulnerable to Zika outbreaks. #Zika #ZikaVirus

The Zika virus became a widespread concern for travelers beginning in the spring of 2016. Travelers were warned not to visit certain areas, notably tropical climates, deemed vulnerable to Zika outbreaks. #Zika #ZikaVirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. While many people can overcome a Zika infection, it’s particularly dangerous to pregnant women and their fetuses and women who hope to become pregnant. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects that affect the fetus’s brain.

Since the Zika virus garnered international attention, certain areas in North America have been affected, including Florida and New York. Zika has understandably raised concern about the impact the virus can have should it spread even further. While the illness is usually mild, with symptoms such as fever, aches and pains lasting as little as one week, pet owners are unsure if the virus poses a threat to their four-legged friends.

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Posted in International Homeless Animals Day

International Homeless Animals Day


International Homeless Animals Day – A day to help tell the world you will not tolerate the senseless killing of animals because there is not enough good homes for them. #IHAD #InternationalHomelessAnimalsDay #HomelessAnimalsDay

Founded by Helen Jones, ISAR (INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS) on August 15, 1992. The purpose of this day is solemnly dedicated to keeping the issue of dog and cat overpopulation before the public until victory is achieved and humane societies can return to their purpose of preventing suffering instead of being exhausted by ceaseless killing.

International Homeless Animals Day

Join us and let the world know we will not tolerate the senseless killing that continues to take the lives of innocent dogs, cats, puppies and kittens simply because there are not enough good homes for them.

ISAR’s 28th Annual International Homeless Animals’ Day® (IHAD®)
Will be Observed on Saturday, August 19, 2019

On International Homeless Animals’ Day, Saturday, August 19, 2019, animal advocates and organizations from throughout the United States and on 6 continents will unite to shed light on dog and cat overpopulation through various activities including free and low-cost spay/neuter clinics, adoption events, and educational/awareness activities.

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Posted in Black Cats

National Black Cat Appreciation Day


National Black Cat Appreciation Day – A day to appreciate us black cats. #BlackCatAppreciationDay

National Black Cat Appreciation Day - A day to appreciate us black cats. #BlackCatAppreciationDay (Daddy! String! ^Joel the Brave^)
Daddy! String! ^Joel the Brave^ | Photo Credit: Steve Patterson

This day is held annually on August 17.
This day is also called National Black Cat Day.

Check out these other Black Cat Holidays

You can even check out this blog post on black cat superstitions.

Or you can check out these facts about black cats.

What I am saying is … There is nothing wrong with black cats. We are not evil. We are loving. So adopt a black cat! Often black cats are the least likely to get adopted.

Posted in Adoption

Clear the Shelters


Clear the Shelters – Hundreds of animals across East Tennessee are looking for a forever home. Many NBC and Telemundo owned stations are partnering with local animal shelters to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide push to encourage pet adoption. #CleartheShelters

Clear the Shelters - Hundreds of animals across East Tennessee are looking for a forever home. Many NBC and Telemundo owned stations are partnering with local animal shelters to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide push to encourage pet adoption. #CleartheShelters
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One such local NBC Stations is 10News (WBIR) – Knoxville, TN.

This will be the fifth annual adoption drive will raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption, and the overcrowding issues that local animal shelters typically experience in the summer because of spring litters.

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Posted in Big Cats, Cats, Lion Day, Lions

World Lion Day


World Lion Day – A Day to honor the “Big Cat” feline the Lion. #LionDay #WorldLionDay #Lions

Not World Lyin’ Day! Just saying … Roar!

World Lion Day

This day is held annually on August 10. It has been celebrated since 2013 by Rae Kokeš and David Youldon from the African Lion & Environmental Research Trust (ALERT).

Maybe take the family and go to the zoo and see some Lions, the King of the Jungle.

“I was not the lion, but it fell upon me to give the lion’s roar”

Winston Churchill, politician, 1874-1965

World Lion Day was created to act as an awareness-building vehicle. The campaign aims to highlight the plight of African and Asiatic lion whilst also demonstrating our shared global heritage of the species. The lion plays a significant role biologically, culturally, symbolically, economically and more. It is hoped that the recognition of the species’ worldwide importance will result in more active conservation worldwide also.1

Did you know there are lions in the Bible? One example is Daniel and the Lion’s Den. Check out Daniel 6.

Sources

1. WorldLionDay | Purpose

First published August 9, 2018. Last updated or republished August 9, 2019.

Posted in Cats

International Cat Day


International Cat Day – Every August 8th is a day for us cats! This cat holiday was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). It may also be known as World Cat Day. This day is a day to raise awareness for us cats and ways to help us.

International Cat Day - Every August 8th is a day for us cats! This cat holiday was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). It may also be known as World Cat Day. This day is a day to raise awareness for us cats and ways to help us.
Photo by Miguel Á. Padriñán on Pexels.com

Why not use the Japanese Waving Lucky Cat as an image. Thank you Miguel Á. Padriñán on Pexels.com

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79-year-old Ohio woman sentenced to 10 days in jail for feeding stray cats


79-year-old Ohio woman sentenced to 10 days in jail for feeding stray cats – In Garfield Heights, OH, yes Garfield, like the cat, it is illegal to feed stray animals such as stray cats or stray dogs, according to ordinance 505.23. That is where Nancy Segula, 79 year old woman lives. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail for feeding stray cats.

79-year-old Ohio woman sentenced to 10 days in jail for feeding stray cats - In Garfield Heights, OH, yes Garfield, like the cat, it is illegal to feed stray animals such as stray cats or stray dogs, according to ordinance 505.23. That is where Nancy Segula, 79 year old woman lives. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail for feeding stray cats.

Where she has been feeding stray cats for some two years now, as she received her first citation in 2017. Total she’s has received a total of four citations—with the latest one requiring her to appear before a magistrate last week. He sentenced her to 10 days in the Cuyahoga County Jail.

“I couldn’t believe what my mother was telling me. She gets 10 days in the county jail, I couldn’t believe it, I’m sure people hear about the things that happen downtown in that jail. And they are going to let my 79-year-old mother go there?”

Dave Pawlowski, Segula’s son

She is expected to report to the jail on August 11, 2019.