At school, were you always the last kid left standing in line when sports teams were chosen? For some people, this lack of sporting ability as a child means we are familiar with the feeling of being invisible. And this is sad. But not as sad as being the last cat at the rescue shelter, the unadoptable cat that no-one shows any interest in, the cat who is passed over time … [Read more...] about Why Some Cats are Invisible: Adopting the Unadoptable Cats
In our cat rescue articles we discuss how you can make a difference by adopting older or so-called unadoptable cats, the importance of fostering cats, and ways you can help your local cat shelter.
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Social media is a powerful tool for rescue organisations, and used effectively it can make a real difference to cats and dogs in need. Facebook and Twitter posts allow shelters to share photos and news of adoptable pets and reach a worldwide audience. There are numerous stories of cats and dogs that are successfully rescued and are lucky enough to find foster homes, or be … [Read more...] about How to Use Social Media Effectively to Help Pets in Need
Animal shelters do such awesome work in the never ending task that is caring for cats in need. It’s a difficult job, and not one that everyone is emotionally equipped to deal with -- we sincerely applaud those that work and volunteer at animal shelters. More than admiration though, these organisations need real, practical support for the good work that they do. So let’s look … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Help Your Local Animal Shelter
Whilst the temperatures don't get too cold in Australia, for many of our cat-loving readers winter is a time when your cat becomes a heat-seeking missile targeted at snuggling up on your lap. But spare a thought for those less fortunate felines who are feral or stray, and lack creature comforts during the harsh winter weather. Whatever your opinion on how to deal with stray … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Help Stray Cats this Winter
As a cat lover, what would you do if a stray cat started visiting your garden? We share the steps you can take to try to reunite a stray cat with their owner. Is it Really a Stray Cat? If you’ve found someone’s lost pet, your aim should be to try to reunite them with their owner as soon as possible. Is your new visitor friendly and approachable? If so, it’s likely … [Read more...] about What to do When You Find a Stray Cat
What do you think when you hear the term ‘cat hoarder’? You might think that anyone who has more than a certain number of cats is a ‘hoarder’. But that's not quite true – cat hoarding is a complex issue caused by mental illness. A cat hoarder will have an extremely large number of cats, much more than a typical household. Sadly, they’re unable to provide adequate … [Read more...] about How to Help Cat Hoarders and Their Cats
Cat rescue organisations are always looking for compassionate volunteers to provide temporary foster care to cats. What is Involved With Fostering Cats? Cat foster carers work with their local rescue organisations by looking after cats in their own home before they’re re-homed, and the reasons for cats needing to be fostered can vary. Foster carers look after young kittens … [Read more...] about You Can Make a Difference by Fostering Cats
Whilst kittens are infinitely cute and adorable, there are definite advantages to adopting an older cat. If you’re considering adding a new feline to your family, here are our top 5 reasons why you should adopt an older cat. No surprises – what you see is what you get When you adopt a kitten, they are still growing and their personality is still developing. Whereas when … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Adopting an Older Cat Is a Great Choice
‘Tis the season of giving, and what better gift to give, than one that makes a real difference to the lives of cats. In this article, we’ll explore 5 impactful ways that you can give back this holiday season and help animals in your local shelter. 1. Foster a cat or kitten in your home Animal shelters and cat rescue organisations are always looking for foster carers, … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Help Animal Shelters This Holiday Season