250,000 unwanted cats and dogs
are killed in pounds and shelters in Australia every year, just because
they can't find homes.
These are innocent animals, whose original human companions did not
take responsibility for them.
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VIDEO: What will become of these street cats
In Barcelona more than 500 homeless
cats live in the area where construction of the high speed train route
between Barcelona and Madrid will soon begin. They suffer from cold,
hunger and mistreatment but the city council of Barcelona has done nothing
to resolve this problem. Public work projects have been the cause of
killing many abandoned cats in the past and we want to avoid another
massacre. The city council of Barcelona has ignored our petition to
do something to save the cats and the local media sarcastically claim
that the cats live happily along this route and that are other more
important things for the local council to discuss.
is an URGENT SOS, because the construction works of the Sagrera station
and the high speed train routes will begin before May 2007 and many
people prefer the city council of Barcelona not to spend money on cats
under the influence of local journalists, who deride our attempts as
trivial. If we can't get concrete promise to create controlled cat colonies
and to do TN"R" (trap-neuter-"return to safe places")
soon, most of the cats will be killed by the construction works or by
the insensible people who poison these poor animals.
Settling an adult cat settle into a new home
Adopting an adult cat is a
deeply rewarding experience. These cats, after having had the indignity
of competing with those cute kittens, make fine companions... more
link: Skittles' story
is an email from a wonderful human who adopted one of the Haven cats
- a little girl that needed that extra bit of time to settle in.
Most rescue cats and dogs will settle in remarkably quickly, but some
will need some extra time and patience from you. But as you will read,
your efforts will be repaid one thousand-fold ... more
Older and loving it
Adult and senior cats are fabulous. One common misconception about adult
and senior cats seeking homes is that they've got "something wrong"
with them. But this is rarely the case... more
Kitten-proofing your home
Kittens have incredibly inquisitive natures, which is part of the reason
why we love them, but it can get them into trouble... more
and kids: what do I need to know?
Growing up with a pet in the family enriches a person’s childhood.
And many children form their first sentences around words like “I
want a kitten”. But toddlers, despite their innocent intentions,
love to poke, prod and investigate things, and this can be quite rough
from the cat’s point of view... more
Contrary to popular belief, many adult cats are indeed playful creatures.
Play equals exercise and stimulation, and for cats, the best games are
the ones where you are involved... more
Pregnant women and cats
Every pregnant woman wants to do the very best for her baby, and many
expectant mothers have concerns about contracting the parasite toxoplasmosis
from their feline friends. There is no need, however, to consider rehoming
your pet... more
by Annette Basile, except Skittles' Story