Posted in Cats, Kittens

Cuddly Kitten Day


Cuddly Kitten Day – Who doesn’t like a kitten and to cuddle that kitten too? This day is for you and that special kitten!  #CuddlyKittenDay

Cuddly Kitten Day

All of us cats start off as a kitten, just like you hoomans start off as a baby. I thought I would share this cat related holiday with our readers. 

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Cuddly Kitten Day is held annually on March 23. We are unsure who and when this day was created, but we love it. Let’s go cuddle a kitten or two or more. 

Other Cat Holidays: In October called National Cat Day. Maybe you will like to know there is a cat holiday about hugging your cat … National Hug Your Cat Day!

If you don’t have a cat or kitten, today is the ‘purr-fect’ day to adopt a cat or kitten and make them part of your furever home. One benefit is cats can help relieave stress. 

Even puppies, baby dogs, have a day too. National Puppy Day usually falls on March 23rd each year too, unless it’s on a weekend.

Check out what my daddy hooman said about this holiday. 

 

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Posted in Kittens

UK Bans Third-Party Sales of Kittens, Puppies


UK Bans Third-Party Sales of Kittens, Puppies that means that in the UK there are certain places you can or cannot buy kittens and puppies.

UK Bans Third-Party Sales of Kittens, Puppies

The United Kingdom (UK) has now banned third-party sales of kittens and puppies to help with animal welfare.

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This ban will help crack down on “Puppy Farms” and “Kitten Farms ” Etc. Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley said the ban “is part of our commitment to make sure the nation’s much-loved pets get the right start in life. ”

People wishing to adopt a kitten or puppy now would have to deal directly with a breeder or a re-homing center. They can no longer go to a pet shop or other commercial dealers.

This measure is endorsed by one of Britain’s best-known animal shelters, the Battersea Cat and Dogs Home.

I wonder if and when the United States will do this?

Posted in Cats, Francis, Kittens

Spoon Sized Kitten Rescued


Francis a Kitten the Size of a Spoon Rescued

Spoon Sized Kitten Rescued

Francis the kitten was three weeks old and weighed four ounces (113 grams). He is a tuxedo cat.

This spoon sized kitten kitten was taken to NOVA Cat Clinic where Ellen Carozza, Feline Licensed Veterinary Technician, took over to foster him with his special care.

It was discovered that he had a heart murmur and losing fur.

Don’t let his little sass full year. He has a lot of love to give and cuddles. Not to mention, he has a powerful purr motor.

“After speaking to several specialists, he is not hypothyroid due to confirmed additional tests but may have a growth hormone deficiency,” Ellen said. 

“He has multiple issues we are working on, not just him being small.”

At six weeks old, Francis was about the size of a 3-week-old kitten.

Yes, the kitten is expected to grow some.

Kitten the Size of a Spoon Rescued
Spoon Sized Kitten Rescued - Francis

Look at him now

Kitten the Size of a Spoon Rescued
Spoon Sized Kitten Rescued - Francis now

Share this story with your friends. Follow updates on Francis on Facebook and Instagram @thecatlvt.

Posted in Happy Paws Kitten Rescue Cat Rescue, Kittens

Happy Paws Kitten Rescue Cat Rescue


Happy Paws Kitten Rescue Cat Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for, providing medical treatment, and re-homing homeless, abandoned, and abused cats in East Tennessee. We are also dedicated to promoting proper care of animals through community education and to strengthening the human-animal bond.

Happy Paws Kitten Rescue Cat Rescue

Happy Paws Kitten Rescue Cat Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for, providing medical treatment, and re-homing homeless, abandoned, and abused cats in East Tennessee. We are also dedicated to promoting proper care of animals through community education and to strengthening the human-animal bond.

 

They help provide these services:

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Posted in Cats, Kitten Cuddle, Kittens

Airline allows you to cuddle kittens before your flight


Airline allows you to cuddle kittens before your flight. To help calm your nerve of flying, you can cuddle a kitten just before you take flight on an airplane. How cool does that sound?

Airline allows you to cuddle kittens before your flight

Many airports like Charlotte Douglas International Airport allows a de-stressing of “Kitten Cuddle”. (Kittens are from from CMPD Animal Care and Control)

Even Denver International Airport is home to the Canine Airport Therapy Squad, or CATS, in which volunteers walk around with pups (and one cat!) with the words “Pet Me” on their vests.

Airline allows you to cuddle kittens before your flight

San Francisco International Airport, the Wag Brigade brings trained therapy dogs and a pig named LiLou

That is just a few of the many airports.

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Want healthier kids? Get a pet …. Um Cat!


Want healthier kids? Get a pet …. Um Cat! If youngsters have been eyeing fuzzy kittens or boisterous puppies at nearby shelters or pet stores, parents may want to give in to those cries for a family pet. Pets are added responsibilities, but the health benefits associated with pet ownership may be well worth the investment of time and effort. Pets can contribute to cognitive, physical and emotional wellness in children.

Want healthier kids? Get a pet …. Um Cat!

If youngsters have been eyeing fuzzy kittens or boisterous puppies at nearby shelters or pet stores, parents may want to give in to those cries for a family pet. Pets are added responsibilities, but the health benefits associated with pet ownership may be well worth the investment of time and effort.

photo of boy wearing camouflage shirt holding a cat
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Caring for a pet is sometimes viewed as a childhood rite of passage, but there’s much more to the experience than just learning responsibility. Experts say a child’s emotional, cognitive, physical, and social development can be enhanced through interaction with a family pet. Studies continue, but the effects of family pets on children was heavily researched by developmental psychologist Gail F. Melson in 2003. Melson looked at literature on child-animal relationships and found that children who had pets were better able to understand biology and children who could turn to pets for unconditional emotional support were less anxious and withdrawn than their peers without family pets to turn to.

Data from a small study conducted by researchers at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University reported that adolescents who had animal experience were more likely to see themselves as important contributors to communities and more likely to take on leadership roles.

Pets also can help children develop into well-rounded individuals.

Playing with a pet requires children to engage in physical activity and can help stimulate motor skills. An English study conducted in 2010 and published in the American Journal of Public Health found that children from dog-owning families spent more time in light or moderate to vigorous physical activity and recorded higher levels of activity counts per minute than kids whose families did not own a dog.

Pets may help with allergies and respiratory ailments as well.

A 2012 study by the American Academy of Pediatrics discovered that children who have early contact with cats and dogs have fewer respiratory infections and ear infections and need shorter courses of antibiotics than children who have not had contact with pets.

A study from Dennis Ownby, MD, a pediatrician and head of the allergy and immunology department of the Medical College of Georgia, found that having multiple pets decreases a child’s risk of developing certain allergies. He found that the children who were exposed to two or more dogs or cats as babies were less than half as likely to develop common allergies as kids who had no pets in the home.

Pets also may foster social interactions, which can benefit children who are shy.

Inviting others over to meet pets can help children make friends and find others with similar interests. Children may also confide in pets and develop their self-esteem.

Studies have indicated that the type of pet a family has, whether it’s horses, dogs, snakes, etc., does not matter, as all companion animals have the potential to benefit children.

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Posted in Cats, Fostering, Kittens, Wolfe the Kitten

Meet Wolfie the Kitten


Meet Wolfie the Kitten – This kitten will give you a toothy smile. He might look fierce! #WolifetheKitten

Meet Wolfie the Kitten

Just recently we blogged about Frakenkitten, another rescued kitten. We plan to blog about more special rescues of cats and kittens. Today we are sharing about Wolfie the Kitten who was also rescued.

Meet Wolfie the Kitten - This kitten will give you a toothy smile. He might look fierce! #WolifetheKitten

A note on Facebook stated …

When Wolfie the kitten was rescued, his adorable toothy smile made his foster mom fall in love immediately. But he was sick and weighed less than a pound and vets said he didn’t have a chance. Today on Little But Fierce, watch Wolfie get feistier and feistier one ounce at a time, and thank his foster mom for saving his life in the sweetest way possible 😍

I am glad to see people adopt kittens despite deformities, handicaps, etc.

In mid December, 2017 there were three little kittens rescued behind a building. The property manager contacted Friends for Life Rescue Network (a volunteer based rescue group founded by Jacqueline Santiago and Cristina Figueroa) for help. They were able to rescue two of the kittens, Wolfie and Foxy. Sadly one of them didn’t make it. They named that one Bear.

It is said that people just abandon animals like that. This is one reason why spaying and neutering your pets is very important.

As mentioned above Wolfie was very small and didn’t weight much when rescued. He has a terrible overbite as well, just like Frankenkitten. At one point Wolfie seemed to be doing well. Then he stopped doing well. Test ran and showed blockage in his esophagus. The Animal ER wanted to euthanize Wolife. They said if you have a diagnosis, then you need to save him. They were able to flush out debris.

Then he started to gain wait and bounce back. It was also part to special foster hoomans who helped to take care of him around the clock. Those different foster hoomans took turns with him.

Wolfie sure does like showing off his fangs. It might look intimating, but he is not!

Wolfie also has an Instagram account. wolfie_smiles

Tell us your adoption story!

Do you have a special cat or kitten? We would love to hear your story. Feel free to share with us the story of your special cat or kitten and we may just feature it here on 2 Cats and a Blog.