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4/3/2020 "An animal shelter has urged people seeking the comfort of a dog or cat in their social isolation to imagine a life post-virus before adopting a furry new family member. A companion animal might appeal when you're stuck at home and barred from visiting friends and family, but what happens when life returns to normal?" "During times of stress dogs and cats can provide people with happiness and cheer them up," the charity's Suzana Talevski said. "But we don't want them used that way and then suddenly discarded when they're no longer needed." - news.com.au
5/6/20 "Sunny Sky's Animal Rescue & Hospital, Washington's largest No-Kill Shelter, has been helping cats and dogs for 20 years. The nonprofit will soon close its facility, after losing donations and volunteers." [note: although their Vet Service and Physical Location must close, Sunny Sky's will remain a Rescue Organization.]
Each year CatNewsNow.com draws your attention to people who have made, and are making, significant contributions to the Cat World. These are people who's names you may not immediately recognize, but who make an extraordinary difference to cats and cat caregivers/guardians/parents everywhere.
On behalf of cat lovers worldwide, we thank them for their work.
Tribute, Accolades, Praise, Commendation and Appreciation Goes to:
Pet Food Safety Advocate and Author, Susan Thixton
Ms. Thixton is always at the Pet Food Investigator's Desk looking into current situations to keep you both warned and informed. She is so tenacious she has often been referred to as the 'Caped Crusader for Safe Pet Food.'
Find Susan's work at TruthaboutPetFood.com, a website all about recalls, ingredients, regulations, news, pets and more. She is also a leader at the Association for Truth in Pet Food. The ATPF is a stakeholder organization representing the voice of pet food consumers at AAFCO meetings and with the FDA.
Ms. Thixton writes, "But TruthaboutPetFood.com isn’t just one person – it’s thousands of people who work together helping to make pet food safe. The brightest veterinarians and scientists, along side of thousands of determined petsumers – we are all part of the TruthaboutPetFood.com team."
[see an entire page of CatNewsNow.com devoted to Ms. Thixton's work here]
Tribute, Accolades, Praise, Commendation and Appreciation Goes to:
Writer and Publisher Michael Broad
Mr. Broad is the creator of the world-renown website PicturesOfCats.org. PoC is so much more than just cat-pictures. "The goal of this site is to provide the finest pictures of cats supported by carefully researched facts and fair comment." "I am also aware of the difficult lives of domestic cats in many parts of the world. This site discusses this on a number of levels."
Mr. Broad has worked tirelessly everyday for 13 straight years to improve the lives of cats on an international level. He is, without question, the most prolific cat-author today, having contributed over 17,000 articles to publications throughout the world. Find Michael Broad's work on his website and scattered throughout the pages of CatNewsNow.com.
Note: The publisher of CatNewsNow.com does not verify the veracity or truthfulness of any story. It's our job to gather stories for you. It's your job to find the truth for yourself.
5/25/20 "VIDEO: An avid cat lover and longtime East Point resident recently brought his idea of building a 'catio' or cat patio to fruition. Curt Rush dubbed the impressive structure, 'Chateau de Chatons' which roughly translates to 'the Kitten's Castle' in French. It's an enormous playpen..." - 11Alive
5/24/20 VIDEOS: "Don’t worry if you didn’t get the memo. We’re here to let you know that the Internet is obsessed with cats. These four-legged furred cuties are unofficial royalty of the World Wide Web and official rulers of netizens’ hearts. This week they captured our attention by partaking in some derpy, some unusual, and some hilarious shenanigans." - HindustanTimes
5/24/20 "Over the past three months, I have noticed my cat losing weight and so I kept track. She is a strictly indoor cat that is now 13 years old. I looked at her old medical records and all together she has lost almost 4 pounds. I have had cats before so my first thought was the possibility of an overactive thyroid gland." - Boston Herald
5/24/20 "No, you shouldn’t be upset and should accept it all things being equal. I call them timeshare cats. Having read the article, if you disagree, please tell me. The scenario: you let your cat go outside and he is gone for ages sometimes. You are concerned that he might be spending time with neighbours. By tracking him using a radio transmitter you discover that he does spend time with neighbours over the road." - PoC
5/24/20 VIDEO: "Today, May 24, happens to be ‘Brother’s Day’. Different from ‘Siblings’ Day’ and whatnot, it celebrates the special bond anyone shares with their brother. It is also a day when one commemorates his personality and shares a ‘throwback’ of his famous doings and antics. From pulling their sibling’s hair, running around the house chasing each other to him looking out for you, and being protective, brothers are a very valuable part of one’s life." - TimesNowNews
5/23/20 "One of the more unusual invitations Darwin received was to be a patron of the Crystal Palace cat show, the first nationwide cat show in Britain. The man who first came up with the idea for the show, Harrison Weir, was one of Darwin’s correspondents, as were two of the other judges of the first Crystal Palace show in July 1871..." - University of Cambridge - Darwin Correspondence Project
5/23/20 "A ginger cat had landed on its feet after spending six days stuck up a 50 ft tree in the Tullow area. The animal got stuck in the pine tree earlier this month but could not be coaxed down, despite the best efforts of the Carlow SPCA and local volunteers. The Tullow Fire Crew were called to assist. Members of the local fire crew volunteered their time to help get the cat to safety. Unfortunately, they were also unsuccessful in encouraging the cat to climb down the tree." - Wicklow People
5/23/20 "Time and again Google search tells me that people who are thinking of adopting a pedigree cat are looking to find out if a cat breed likes to cuddle, is a lap cat, likes other cats or “what do they like to eat?”. They are searching for specific information about a cat breed of their choice" - PoC
5/22/20 "Cats are prone to many strange behaviors, and one of them is their fascination with squares. Most cat parents know that if you draw a square on the floor, your cat is going to come running and sit in it. While this behavior is endearing, it is also a little strange. Really, what is it with simple squares that make cats love them so much? - Reader's Digest
5/21/20 "It might surprise you to know that though it may not seem like it, cats actually do need light, even a small amount, to see at night." "Contrary to popular belief, cats aren’t nocturnal—they’re actually crepuscular, meaning they’re most active at dawn and dusk, which is just one of these 21 fascinating cat facts." - Reader's Digest
5/20/20 "The first step in managing diarrhea is characterizing it, according to Scott Owens, DVM, MS, DACVIM, an internist at MedVet Indianapolis. “There are many causes of diarrhea in cats,” Dr. Owens said during a recent Fetch dvm360 conference. "Is it acute or chronic? Is is intra- or extra-intestinal? How severely are the intestines affected?”" - dvm360
5/21/20 "...my cat is terrified of the current habit of clapping for the NHS every Thursday at 8pm. It’s five past eight right now and my cat has run off somewhere to hide possibly putting his life in danger because of an unknown “predator”. Yes, he associates the sound of clapping as some strange animal coming to get him and he runs." - PoC
5/21/20 "A WOMAN has shared how she made an “cat-io” for her four moggies so they have somewhere to sunbathe during lockdown. The house cats are said to be loving their new outdoor play area, which she created for just £75. " - The Sun
5/20/20 "Joseph, a white Scottish Fold cat from Saint Petersburg, Russia, couldn't be more endearing with his different-colored eyes — one yellow and one pale blue. Evgenii Petrov, 29, said it was love at first (multi-colored) sight when he decided to take in the pet." - People
5/19/20 VIDEO: "Cats rule the Internet and a recent video on Twitter hints that they may soon rule football grounds too. Shared by YouTuber Chris Dixon, the video shows his cat and how it saves the balls from entering the goalpost. Aptly named Meownuel Neuer, a tribute to famous German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, the skills of the feline have now left netizens amused and surprised. " - HindustanTimes
5/19/20 VIDEO: "The smallest wild cat in the Western Hemisphere is about the size of a domestic house cat, with tiny, rounded ears, a face resembling a cheetah cub's, and a bushy, striped tail. It also sounds remarkably like a chirping bird; you can hear its burbling chirrups in a new recording, thought to be the first published audio of these endearing vocalizations." - LiveScience
5/18/20 "Who doesn’t remember having fake wrestling matches with their siblings? These pretend-fights usually ended with someone getting actually hurt, physically or emotionally. They also had an added side effect of causing much grief to mom who either had to break the fight, act as a mediator or on some rare occasions pretend she didn’t notice the fight at all. This viral video will remind you of that whole scenario." - HindustanTimes
5/18/20 "Dogs love balls, last week’s topic, might not deserve the front page headline any more than the observation that cats love squeezing into seemingly impossibly small spaces. But why do they do it? I’ve found my cats in the sock drawer, including the sock drawer I swear I hadn’t opened since the morning, and even more surprisingly actually behind the sock drawer in that 2-inch wide spot obviously too small to contain a cat..." - The Daily Journal
5/17/20 "For a long time, people believed that the first cat was domesticated in ancient Egypt about 3,500 years ago. There are lots of records of domestic cats of that time as we well know. This information is still disseminated on the Internet by well-established websites. However, the theory was challenged about 10 years ago..." - PoC
5/17/20 "The spread of the house mouse from Near East to Europe coincided with the advent of early farming and grain storage. Guess who came along for the ride?" "High up on the list of ecologically invasive mammals are the cat, the rat and the house mouse. At least the felines grew on us, but the rodents are another story." - Haaretz
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