Kitteh Kats

Lets face it, cats and kittens make us happy, so here's some happy.   The standard discalimer applies: none of these photos or videos are mine unless otherwise stated.   If you find your copyrighted content posted here and wish it removed I will happily do so at your request.   Blah, blah, blah.  NOW... on to the kittehs!

Please use the  BULLETIN BOARD  page for notices about kitties in need!

TJ adopts Sweet William kitty

Wonderful and heartwarming video from Paul & TJ, the “Cat Yodeling" guys (the yodeling videos are a must-watch) where TJ adopts Sweet William, the one-eyed cat.

TJ adopts Sweet William, a one-eye kitty. This is how it should be. William now has a loving forever home with TJ.

klusmanp on YouTube

I understand why people are reluctant to spay or neuter their pets, I do.  They believe they’re doing something mean, depriving the animal of a natural part of life.  These same people are often the ones who think it’s unkind to keep a cat indoors.  “Let them have the fun.”
Even those who do intend to keep the cat inside soon face the problem of moaning and yowling when the female cat goes into heat, or urine marking and aggressiveness with the males and end up letting them out to avoid the consequences of keeping an fertile animal inside.
What happens is nature… any fertile animal capable of reproducing is going to reproduce.
An unspayed cat, her mate and their offspring can have 2 litters a year, with 2.8 surviving kittens.  That’s 11 thousand cats in 5 years, and 11 million cats in under 10 years.

Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.


Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats).

This is the reality…

Multiplied by millions.  Millions of cats who will spend their lives in fear and hunger simply because we didn’t want to spay or neuter our pets.
There’s no excuse for causing so much suffering.
Spayed and neutered pets who live indoors are likely to live twice as long or more than outdoor pets, and are both healthier and happier.  Happier because they aren’t driven by urges they can’t fulfill.  Healthier because they eat regularly, don’t suffer the elements, and aren’t exposed to disease nearly as much as outdoor cats.
For referrals to low-cost spay/neuter programs, call toll-free
1-899-248-SPAY
spayusa.org
statistics courtesy aspca.org View high resolution

I understand why people are reluctant to spay or neuter their pets, I do.  They believe they’re doing something mean, depriving the animal of a natural part of life.  These same people are often the ones who think it’s unkind to keep a cat indoors.  “Let them have the fun.”

Even those who do intend to keep the cat inside soon face the problem of moaning and yowling when the female cat goes into heat, or urine marking and aggressiveness with the males and end up letting them out to avoid the consequences of keeping an fertile animal inside.

What happens is nature… any fertile animal capable of reproducing is going to reproduce.

An unspayed cat, her mate and their offspring can have 2 litters a year, with 2.8 surviving kittens.  That’s 11 thousand cats in 5 years, and 11 million cats in under 10 years.

  • Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.

  • Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats).

This is the reality…

Multiplied by millions.  Millions of cats who will spend their lives in fear and hunger simply because we didn’t want to spay or neuter our pets.

There’s no excuse for causing so much suffering.

Spayed and neutered pets who live indoors are likely to live twice as long or more than outdoor pets, and are both healthier and happier.  Happier because they aren’t driven by urges they can’t fulfill.  Healthier because they eat regularly, don’t suffer the elements, and aren’t exposed to disease nearly as much as outdoor cats.

For referrals to low-cost spay/neuter programs, call toll-free

1-899-248-SPAY

spayusa.org

statistics courtesy aspca.org

Q
Hi can you help.me to reblog my recent post concerning cat shelter in malaysia? Thank you very much :) I really hope to help them and I want irhers to join force to help out.
A

Of course!  Asking for help not for yourself but for others is the most kind and selfless thing a person can do.  Asking that same thing for kitties is just wonderful!

Please, everyone, check 's post about cat shelters in Malasia.

Kitteh Kats

Tiny Foster Kitten
This little foster kitty has quite a purrsonality.
“I’m fostering four 3-week old baby kittens and this one is my favorite. Giving them back will be incredibly hard no doubt. I’ve fostered plenty of litters and it never gets easier,” said kailynm. (reddit)
Read more at lovemeow.com View high resolution

Tiny Foster Kitten

This little foster kitty has quite a purrsonality.

“I’m fostering four 3-week old baby kittens and this one is my favorite. Giving them back will be incredibly hard no doubt. I’ve fostered plenty of litters and it never gets easier,” said kailynm. (reddit)

Read more at lovemeow.com

thetinytabby:

Finally, our store is open!!

We have our 6 varieties of plush kitties for sale, as well as 3 different adorable catnip kitty toys! 50% of your purchase will be donated to animal shelters and rescue groups! Each kitty has a story, so make sure you read about each one to find the right one for you!

Q
It's a shame that you've listed rescue shelters only in USA and Canada as I live elsewhere and have no clue where shelters are located in my country. (=^ X ^=) But I must say I really love your blog and I too love cats in a passionate way ..
A

I do apologize!  The shelters page turned out to be a bigger job than I’d imagined, especially when I insist that all shelters I list be clean, healthy and for certain No Kill and I can’t personally check on each one.

I had kinda hoped people would submit shelters from their areas, especially smaller ones run out of love and kindness, so please pm me the info on these special places, and I’ll list them.  Use google and make sure to mention if you actually went to check it out (I’m certain the kitties would love a visit and some affection, and I’ll even mention your name in the posting with your approval.)

So, there, an assignment for any who care to take it on, and one that might find a kitty a forever home.

G

wayfaringfelines:
Adopted!
This is Pismo when he was waiting to find a forever home, and someone to love.  Luckily, wayfaringfelines found him, and now he has that home.
Wayfaring Felines!
a 501-C non-profit cat rescue providing shelter, vetting, medical aide, and everyday care to homeless or abandoned felines until a permanent home can be found.  They also educate the public in proper animal care and the importance of spaying & neutering.
Well, I love anybody who loves and cares for kitties in need, so please signal boost, visit and follow their tumblr blog and give your own cat a kiss and a hug, just because! View high resolution

wayfaringfelines:

Adopted!

This is Pismo when he was waiting to find a forever home, and someone to love.  Luckily, wayfaringfelines found him, and now he has that home.

Wayfaring Felines!

a 501-C non-profit cat rescue providing shelter, vetting, medical aide, and everyday care to homeless or abandoned felines until a permanent home can be found.  They also educate the public in proper animal care and the importance of spaying & neutering.

Well, I love anybody who loves and cares for kitties in need, so please signal boost, visit and follow their tumblr blog and give your own cat a kiss and a hug, just because!

(Source: wayfaringfelines)

Nellie Finds Some Unexpected Love

Kittens see a friend in need.

Shelter cats from Animal Friends Niigata (Animal Friends Japan, part of JEARS) in Japan brought love and warmth to a sick rescue dog as she slowly worked her way back to health.

“Nellie had been lying, unable to move, by the side of the road for two days before being taken in to the hokenjo,” said the shelter on Facebook. After the needed bath and treatment, the shelter cats came to Nellie and thought she needed company.

They continued to accompany the sick dog until she was brought back to health. Having the kitties there might just be the thing that helped her through it. Today Nellie is fully recovered and found her forever home according to the shelter.

Source: lovemeow.com

Photos by Animal Friends Niigata (Animal Friends Japan) and Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support

Izzy & Oki.  Ive got you under my thumb.  Hey! I’ve got thumbs.

Meet Izzy, a lovely kitty with extra toes and thumbs. She had a rough beginning, but a second chance has made all the difference in her life.

“Izzy was found by a friend of mine at Point Isabel Regional Shoreline. It is a dog park. She was found by the water behind a dumpster, pressed against a rock. Her eyes were crusty and infected. My friend was able to grab her and took her in…once I saw her, I didn’t think I could resist,” said Ellen S. whoadopted Izzy into her home with many furry friends. “One of my dogs absolutely loves Izzy.” Her name is  Oki and they are totally inseparable.

Photos: ©Ellen Soohoo

source: lovemeow.com

Itty Bitty Tiny Love - Cheech & Casanova

Tiny kitten adopts even tinier chihuahua.

A little ginger kitten named Cheech used up a couple of his nine lives before he was saved by Amanda and brought to his foster home back in 2009. He was much smaller than his age, but the little guy was getting stronger every day. Then one day, he was introduced to a teeny tiny five day old chihuahua puppy named Casanova who was an orphan. From that point on, something remarkable happened between the two.

Cheech took to the little puppy immediately as if they were meant to be together. He took him in his arms and groomed and cleaned him. The puppy responded to his every touch, snuggling up to his new friend like a pup to his mother. When Cheech was tired, he would climb into the puppy’s box and cuddle with Casanova, sharing his heating blanket. To Cheech, he was “his” puppy and best friend.

Thanks Kimberly for letting us put the story together for Cheech and Casanova. Photos ©Kimberly Jennery. (More Kimberly’s foster stories here).

source: lovemeow.com

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