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 Cats

Meow I lay me down to sleep


Meow I lay me down to sleep

Meow I lay me down to sleep I pray my Bowl is full & deep if I should rise before you wake. I will start to meow make no mistake.
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I pray my Bowl is full & deep if I should rise before you wake. I will start to meow make no mistake.

Yeap that’s me! I meow in the morning until I get good in my bowl.

Image from Facebook.com/cat.addicts

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 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

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.

Posted in Lost Kitties

Lost Kitties Review


Lost Kitties Review – This is our take on the toy. Lost Kitties is a toy that comes with a tiny cat figurine, 2 accessories and compound putty. #LostKitties

Both Joel the Brave and myself, got a package, at least that is what our hoomans are telling us, even though they put the figurines up with our momma hooman’s Disney’s Doorables.

See some of the pictures below of our Lost Kitties. The ones they unboxed were from Series 2. Series 3 is now out with Mice.

I got Memez and brother (Joel the Brave) got Niles.

The carton looks much like a milk carton. We really liked the figure that came with it. There was one thing that we didn’t like ….

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Posted in Cats, DeClaw

New York Bans Cat Declawing


New York Bans Cat Declawing – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the anti-declawing bill into law on Monday, July 22, 2019. Making New York is the first state in the country to ban the practice.

New York Bans Cat Declawing - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the anti-declawing bill into law on Monday, July 22, 2019. Making New York is the first state in the country to ban the practice.
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New York Bans Cat Declawing – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the anti-declawing bill into law on Monday, July 22, 2019. Making New York is the first state in the country to ban the practice.

What other states will follow this?