Feline Lifestyle

Remember Me Thursday® Contest: Enter your Rescue Cat’s Story and Win Food and Money for Your Favorite Shelter or Rescue

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Created by the Helen Woodward Animal Center, Remember Me Thursday®, which is observed on September 24, has touched over 1 billion people across the world by advocating for pet adoption. The organization’s annual Remember Me Thursday® contest gives back to the organizations who perform life-saving work every single day.Continue Reading

Helping Community Cats: An Interview with Trap Queen Jennifer Barnes

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Guest post by Terri Spruill, Honeycat Cosmetics

TNR stands for trap, neuter, return/release, and refers to the humane trapping of stray or feral cats for the purpose of effectively keeping the population of stray/feral cats down.

Often, these cats live in groups or “colonies”, hanging out together, chilling and making way too many babies. Trappers catch these cats in in humane traps and then take them to a veterinarian, where they can be evaluated and spayed or neutered. Almost all trappers are affiliated with a veterinarian or a low cost spay/neuter clinic.Continue Reading

Meet Summer, Therapy Cat and Kitty on the Go

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This post is sponsored by Sleepypod

Meet Summer, a stunning six-year-old Somali who shares her adventures on her blog Sparkle Cat.  She was born on March 10, 2014, and was given the full name of RW GP Tajhara Summer Samba. She is an award winning show cat whose happy, friendly disposition made her an ideal candidate to be a therapy cat. We are big fans of Summer and have been following her blog for a long time. I recently had a chance to interview Summer’s human, Janiss Garza, and I think you’ll enjoy learning more about this playful, mischievous and sweet kitty.Continue Reading

Feeding Community Campus Cats During a Pandemic – Part Three: Continuing to Care for the Cats

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Guest post by Ingrid R. Niesman, MS PhD

Cats, including community cats, are daily reminders of the simple joy animals bring into our lives. In times of crisis, caring for our cats gives us purpose when the rest of the world is beyond our power to control. This is the final installment of my three-part series based on my experience caring for the campus cats at San Diego State University. Click here to read Part One: The Mad Dash and Part Two: Orion is Missing.Continue Reading

A Tail of Two Kitties: Contactless Cat Adoption During the Pandemic

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Guest post by Harry Shubin

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… if you are an animal rescuer. As municipal shelters closed to the public, they besieged rescues with requests to take cats. However, with adoption events suspended and PetSmart adoption centers closed, the ability for rescues to find homes for any of those animals seemed out of reach. Yet, when the Feline Foundation of Greater Washington (FFGW) put out a plea for fosters for the cats we already had at our center at PetSmart, we were flooded with offers – and ended up with more potential fosters than we had cats. Continue Reading

Feeding Community Campus Cats During a Pandemic – Part Two: Orion is Missing

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Guest post by Ingrid R. Niesman, MS PhD

Cats, including community cats, are daily reminders of the simple joy animals bring into our lives. In times of crisis, caring for our cats gives us purpose when the rest of the world is beyond our power to control. This is the second part in a three-part series based on my personal experience caring for the campus cats at San Diego State University. Click here to read Part One: The Mad Dash. Continue Reading

Feeding Community Campus Cats During a Pandemic – Part One: The Mad Dash

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Guest post by Ingrid R. Niesman, MS PhD

Cats, including community cats, are daily reminders of the simple joy animals bring into our lives. In times of crisis, caring for our cats gives us purpose when the rest of the world is beyond our power to control. This three-part series is based on my personal experience caring for the campus cats at San Diego State University. Continue Reading