HEY MIAMI – HIGH RISK: Please Rescue and Save Bella and her Sisters

FROM HIGH KILL MIAMI-DADE
Miami-Dade Animal Services
7401 NW 74 Street
Miami, FL 33166
phone# 305-884-1101

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Reblogged from DashKitten.com

This is a tragedy in the making. Your urgent help is needed to find a home for Bella. her owner is in hospice care. From Urgent Cats Miami FB group >>>>>>>>>

“We were able to get an extension of a few days to get these cats into new homes or they are going to the shelter. Their owner is in hospice care and the cats have nowhere to go. The family doesn’t want to keep them and a lovely neighbor is trying to fulfill her promise to Bonnie (the kitties’ mom) that she will do everything in her power to get them loving homes. We got an extension of just a few days after we begged for more time, but Sunday is it… they are cleaning out the apartment! We must find placements NOW……

The mainly black kitty is Bella, F, 10 yrs old, healthy, quiet, just eats and sleeps. The grey/white and blk/white kitty are sisters, 4 yrs old, young, healthy, happy girls.

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Meet the rescue dog playing Sandy in ‘Annie’ – New York Post

 The 6-year-old female was rescued from the Adopt-a- Dog shelter in Armonk, NY, by trainer Bill Berloni. He says film director Will Gluck had a series of requirements for the new Sandy: she had to be female, able to spin in circles on cue and look …

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Meet the rescue dog playing Sandy in ‘Annie’ – New York Post

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12 Days of Adoption Cheer with PetSmart Charities – Susie, Boomer and Bo from New Bern, NC

Nonprofit PetSmart Charities works with more than 3,000 local adoption partners to facilitate roughly 400,000 pet adoptions each year.

This year alone, more than 1,000 pet adopters shared their uplifting adoption stories with PetSmart Charities on its website. They have chosen the top 12 that warmed everyones hearts the most and compiled them into a “12 Days of Adoption Cheer”.

Day 5- Susie, Boomer and Bo from New Bern, NC. Pet Parent:  Author, producer and screen writer Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, The Longest Ride)

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Nicholas Sparks and his family currently have three adopted dogs at home – Susie, Boomer and Bo – who were all adopted from local shelters. Each of them has a unique story and certain personality quirks about them that make them so special to Nicholas and his family. Susie is a shih tzu mix who snorts, snores and even purrs like a cat. She is the definition of a low-maintenance dog and loves to take naps. Boomer, their golden retriever, had a pretty tough start in life. He was suffering from terrible heartworms at the shelter. When Nicholas and his family decided to adopt Boomer, they got his heartworms treated right away. Now, he has found his calling in the water – he loves to dive and take dips in the pool. Their third dog, Bo, a mixed breed, is a happy-go-lucky pup who lives life to the fullest and has really bonded Sparks’ kids.
 

 

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The Essential Guide to Your Cat’s Care Schedule

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Owning a cat is a joyous experience, which is why so many people have at least one. However, despite their reputation for being low-maintenance, cats need a lot of care. Although they don’t need the daily walks and constant attention that a lot of dogs do, cats still require daily care and attention. There are things you will need to do regularly for your cat, or a yearly, monthly, weekly or even daily basis. It can be hard to remember everything that you need to do, so it’s a good idea to create a schedule. From yearly vet checks and vaccinations to daily play sessions, it’s essential to show your cat love and care.

Yearly

When you first adopted your cat, either as a kitten or adult, they will have had a course of vaccinations. These vaccinations protect them against diseases such as cat flu and feline enteritis. Most vets recommend that your cat has boosters for these vaccinations once a year, though some might suggest a more relaxed schedule of every two or three years. Some people believe that yearly vaccinations are too much, so it’s best to discuss it with your vet. However, many catteries and other cat care services ask that your cat has had their vaccinations before they come to stay. It’s also a good idea for your cat to have a yearly vet checkup, just to make sure they’re in good health.

Monthly

There are a few things you can do once a month for your cat’s health. If you use a topical flea treatment, you often need to reapply these every month. It’s a good idea to use something that also protects against ticks. Indoor cats might have a more relaxed schedule or perhaps not even have flea treatments at all. But for outdoor cats, you need to perform feline flea and tick control regularly. It’s essential that you ward off fleas because once they appear, they can be very hard to get rid of. You might also worm your cat monthly too. You can ask your vet about full-spectrum wormers that cover everything from heartworms to tapeworms. Wormers come in tablets, syrups, creams, gels and even as topical treatments, sometimes combined with flea treatments.

Some cat owners choose to clip their cat’s claws. This is very different to “declawing”, which involves removing the nail, and which most experts recommend against doing. Clipping your cat’s claws only requires snipping off the very end of their claws, so they’re not too sharp. If you’ve never done it before, you can take them to the vets or groomers. Ask your vet to show you how to do it, because it’s crucial you don’t cut too far down.

Weekly

Weekly tasks involve more routine care to help your cats go about their daily lives. Empty and wash out litter boxes, brush your cat and give them a hairball remedy.

Daily

There’s so much to do in a day that you might worry about fitting it all in. But it’s all about showering your cat with attention. Of course, you feed them and scoop out their litter trays, but don’t forget to play with them, talk to them and give them plenty of cuddles.

 

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TWITTER CHAT: Wellness Natural Pet Food and Dr Cindy Bressler) Thur 12/18 at 8PM EST #PawlidayPics

Wellness Natural Pet Food (@wellnesspetfood) and Dr. Cindy (@DrCindyBressler)Bressler will be hosting another twitter chat tomorrow night (December 18th) at 8:00pm ET. This time, using the hashtag #PawlidayPics

Dr. Bressler and Wellness will discuss holiday gifts, tips and tricks for your pets this holiday season. There will be a giveaway at the end of the chat of either Wellness CORE Superfood Protein Bars and/or Wellness Kittles.

Additionally, you are encouraged to enter the Wellness Natural Pet Food Naughty or Nice Pet contest, where one dog and one cat winner will win a year’s supply of Wellness pet food: http://goo.gl/7qpkrU.

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Cat Fancy magazine’s nine lives are over as Catster claws its way to top – The Guardian

 Cat Fancy owner I-5 Publishing said this month that it would kill the glossy and begin publishing every-other-month issues of Catster, a new magazine built from a popular website. A second web-property-turned-magazine called Dogster will be published …

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Cat Fancy magazine’s nine lives are over as Catster claws its way to top – The Guardian

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