This event is presented in partnership between the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International along with other animal welfare organizations, businesses and individuals.
It's purpose is to create awareness around the importance of spaying or neutering pets, as well as feral cats and street dogs, in order to reduce the growing number of animals who are homeless or brought to shelters where many are euthanized.
Events have included low- and no-cost spay/neuter clinics, providing life-saving veterinary services for low-income families, fundraisers to benefit spay/neuter programs, and educational efforts spreading the message about the importance of spaying and neutering pets.To find out how you can make a difference visit World Spay Day Event Portal
"The playful kitten, with its pretty little tigerish gambols, is infinitely more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with in the world."
- Lady Sydney Morgan
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I was thinking about the cost involved with surgical dental work for cats and dogs or even having them anesthetized so the vet can clean their teeth. The saying goes that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and the first thing that came to mind is brushing the pet's teeth at home.
I must say I felt a lot more confident after watching the following video. I like this vet's advice about taking it slowly with the cat to get them used to it without being afraid.
funny cat+valentine pics on Sodahead
Happy Valentine's Day!
Love, Nanny, Kizzie and Sunny
I was looking for some ideas yesterday for a gift for the cats and I found that PetSmart has a really nice variety of affordable gifts. Here are some that caught my eye.
|Top Paws (TM) Princess Double Diner Dog Bowls $26.00 US|
My little boy cat, Sunny, is always interested in everything I am doing. If I'm doing something at the table, he jumps right up there to check it out and to see if there is any way he can be involved. If I'm standing at the kitchen counter he comes running over to me and makes that cute little chirping sound that cats make. It goes up high at the end so I know it is a question. "Whatcha doin' mom? Can I see?" All I have to do is bend down to show him and that satisfies his curiosity.
Earlier in the week I decided to gather the spare change I had been collecting and roll it at the kitchen table. How I wish a second person had been there to record the cat's reaction. My goodness, you would have thought he was expressing all the love and gratitude for everything I had ever done for him since we first met all at once! He went back and forth rubbing himself against my face, head butting me, and purring.
Every time PETA gets a headline where the story is conjured up for attention it frustrates me beyond compare. Recently they grabbed attention for their protest at Washington's Potomac Phil's inaugural Groundhog Day appearance. Leila Sleiman, PETA's D.C. Outreach Coordinator came to the event accompanied by a person in a raccoon costume wearing a sign that read "Buy a crystal ball. Leave wildlife alone!" I don't believe they did their homework on this one. Potomac Phil is a stuffed groundhog.
PETA recently posted a phony story on their website titled "See PETA's Groundhog Day Over and Over" written by Joseph King. They claim to have bought the rights to the 1993 movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray. They explain their intention is to change the ending to one where Phil is rescued and taken to an animal sanctuary. Full story. There is no disclaimer to indicate the story is fake so I'm sure some folks will believe it is true.
(First published January 29, 2011)
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