Animal Politicians: 10 US Towns That Have Elected Furry Friends

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Most of us love our pets, no matter how messy they make our homes or how much fur they leave on our clothes. Many of us wouldn’t say the same about politicians, but most of them are probably used to that! But what about the cases where an animal is also a politician? In this article, we will tell you about 10 US towns that have elected adorable furry friends into office.

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What & Where Is The Cat House on the Kings Feline Rescue?

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The Cat House on the Kings is a feline rescue, sanctuary, and adoption center. This organization prioritizes the safety and well-being of all cats that come into their care, ensuring that they will not be caged or euthanized during their stay. Cats are permitted to spend their lifetime in the sanctuary, so unless adopted, they will be cared for by The Cat House on the Kings for the rest of their nine lives.

The Cat House on the Kings is the largest cat sanctuary and adoption center in the state of California. The grounds sprawl over 12 acres along the Kings River, located in Parlier, CA. If you want to learn more about The Cat House on the Kings’ mission or their facility, keep reading below.

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Why Caring for a Disabled Kitty Is So Rewarding (With Helpful Tips!)

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So many cats are out there waiting to find their fur-ever home, yet so many end up not being adopted. One group most often left waiting to get adopted is those cats that are disabled. Because caring for a disabled kitty takes a bit more time and patience, these cats are often considered less adoptable.

But there’s really no need for disabled felines to be more likely to be passed over for adoption. Though caring for one of these cats requires a little more effort, it’s also a highly rewarding experience. What exactly makes caring for a disabled kitty so rewarding?

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What Are the World’s Most Unique Cat Rescues & Sanctuaries?

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If your cat is lying nearby, it might be tempting to give it a big cuddle at the thought of it not having a forever home. When you think of cats waiting to be adopted or, worse still, not ever finding a forever home, it’s heartbreaking. There’s a misconception about rescues and sanctuaries as being places where cats are left waiting for affection, but in our search for the world’s most unique cat rescues and sanctuaries, it’s clear that isn’t true. So, let’s take a look at these rescues and sanctuaries and their amazing work.

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What & Where Is the Odd Cat Sanctuary? The Fascinating Story

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There are plenty of places to adopt cats in America, from large charities to independent rescue homes. But what about cats that are deemed “unadoptable”? Blind, challenged, and older cats often get left behind in shelters full of cute kittens, but The Odd Cat Sanctuary aims to change that. So instead, the Odd Cat Sanctuary was founded to focus on seniors, kittens, cats with special needs, or those that have been neglected or abused.

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How to Transition Your Cat to a Raw Food Diet (4 Easy Steps)

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Raw food can be a very natural way to feed your cat. However, that doesn’t mean that all cats take to it easily. Switching your cat suddenly to a raw food diet can cause stomach upset—if your cat even eats it at all. While you may be excited for your cat to switch to a raw food diet, it’s vital that you slowly transfer your cat to raw food.

Luckily, this isn’t too challenging. The main idea is to go slowly and backtrack if your cat experiences any negative signs of discomfort. The amount of time this transition takes depends on the cat. Some will take to it well and be able to eat 100% raw food in only a couple of weeks, while others may require a month-long transition.

Follow the steps below to help your cat transition to raw food.
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Should Cats Be Indoor or Outdoor Pets? Pros, Cons & Safety Tips

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While we may love our cats, many of us also acknowledge that living with them can be challenging. Not only do you have the mess and smell of litter boxes in your house, but cats also shed, scratch furniture, and sometimes pee in inappropriate locations. If your cat has developed bad habits, you’ve probably been tempted to make them an outdoor pet.

Many cat owners struggle with whether cats should be indoor or outdoor pets. In my own life, I’ve owned fully indoor cats, outdoor cats, and indoor-outdoor cats, so I’m also familiar with this dilemma. In this article, we’ll look at the arguments for and against cats living outdoors, as well as what experts and researchers say on the topic.

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How Cats Help Humans Across the World Get Through Lockdowns & Life

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Those of us who are diehard cat lovers already have a good idea of how cats help us. When you have a cat in your life, you know how it feels when your cat looks at you with those big, beautiful eyes and makes that rumbling purr.

Cats can literally make you feel better after a difficult day just by cuddling on your lap and making biscuits on your tummy.

I can say without any hesitation that my cat helped me and my son immensely during the COVID-19 lockdown. She continues to be a source of good — in addition to the occasional bit of naughtiness!

The ways that cats benefit humans are even backed by science, so if you haven’t yet been converted into the world of cat people, read on!

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Is It Possible To Stop My Cat From Trying To Escape? 4 Easy Tips!

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Some of us know all too well what it’s like to have a Houdini living in our home. Even though it is hazardous for cats to be outside sometimes, it is an instinct for them. Every time your cat catches wind of somebody going in or coming out, they’re ready to dart as quickly as possible.

And while we really can’t afford them escaping our clutches due to the dangers that await, it doesn’t mean our cats are in the wrong for wanting to explore. Luckily, there are ways to curb the desire to escape. We’re going to discuss a few here, and hopefully, one of the methods works in your situation.

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Why Cats Should Be Microchipped or Wear Collars: Important Safety Tips

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According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA),1 there are roughly 60–62 million cats in the United States and about 26% of American households have at least one cat. Almost 2.3 million pets go missing each year,2 and that’s only the reported animals. The actual number is undoubtedly much higher. However, it’s also the most compelling reason cats should be microchipped or wear collars.

Life outdoors is incredibly risky for felines, with only one-quarter surviving until 6 months old.3 Many factors threaten these animals, from traffic to predators to disease. Outdoor cats are also 2.77 times more likely to contract parasites,4 including ones transmissible to humans, like toxoplasmosis. You may think that an indoor-only pet doesn’t need identification, but some felines do escape, leaving their owners devastated.

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