Saturday , 19 August 2017

Dana

5 Ways Cat Rescuers Can Make Adopted Cats’ Lives Better

  As animal rescuers, we become very accustomed to the adoption process. We choose our questions carefully and read into every word a potential adopter gives in response–sometimes a little too much–and this helps us to feel comfortable in our decision to let the animal in our care be adopted into the perfect new family. But there are so many …

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Lesson 1 of Socializing Feral Kittens: Choose Your Living Space Wisely

My family has fostered many cats. Typically, we’ve zeroed in on declawed adults (which is a story for another day) and kittens, either full litters or lonely orphans. The kittens we’ve taken in have always either just the right age for adoption or even younger, easy to socialize and mould into lovable personalities. This summer, we tried something different. We …

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Memories of My Foster Cats: The One That Got Away

It’s been ages since I’ve written a post for the Dog Blog. It’s hard to justify, but trust me when I say that the veterinary technician studies are very time-consuming. In my second year of out-of-town vet tech studies, I decided to adopt a cat. I decided to adopt my new cat the first time I met her, which I …

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SPCA Montérégie Mega Cat Adoption Day

For the third consecutive year, volunteers for the SPCA Montérégie are organizing a mega cat adoption day that goes beyond our regular adoption days. The last time we had such an event, Liliana posted my commentary on the day, so you can read the post to get an idea of how previous mega cat adoption days have gone. This time, …

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From Foster to Forever Home: The Story of Our First Foster Cats

Fostering animals is one of the greatest helps to animal rescue groups, as my fellow blogger Terry has done an amazing job of expressing in her latest series of posts. My family has been fostering cats (and one dog I just couldn’t resist) since the summer of 2010, and no two experiences have been the same. I thought of writing …

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Walk for Paws fundraiser to gain donations for SPCA Montérégie

Make your regular outing with your dog a fun one this Sunday by heading on over to Park de la Fontaine on Nun’s Island to join many other dog owners in this fundraiser to benefit the SPCA Montérégie. It may be a chilly day, but the snow-covered scenery will be beautiful and the company pleasant – and your pooches are …

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A Tribute to Tri-Colour Cats

The mention of any dog breed among animal lovers provokes discussions of the quirks and interesting traits that breed has. While popular cat breeds like Persians or Siamese do appear in animal shelters far more frequently than they should, we more often find ourselves identifying the resident cats by colour and not fancy-shmancy breeds. Nonetheless, every cat lover seems to …

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Dealing With Summer Heat the Feline Way

While we’re all struggling to find ways to keep ourselves and our pets cool, cats have found a solution that they are completely satisfied with. They find a spot on the cool floor, stretch out, and–*yawn*–take a nice, long cat nap. In the spirit of cats’ relaxing coping method, let’s stop the words now and fill this post with pics …

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