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Cat Crazedis a fun and irreverent take on an important environmental story: the world’s unprecedented cat overpopulation crisis. The cat is the world’s most popular pet – and the most disposable. Some 100 million cats, domestic and wild, roam the North American landscape, wreaking havoc on native flora and fauna – and forcing well-meaning humans to take sides in a cat-bird war. It’s become clear that we don’t have a cat problem, we have a human problem.
The species at the top of the food chain needs to get a grip on practical humane solutions that can save the lives of cats and birds. Cat Crazed celebrates our love affair with felines and encourages a new relationship where all cats are loved and none are abandoned.
Tips for Responsible Cat Ownership
What exactly does ‘responsible ownership’ mean for cat lovers? Here are some tips collected from cat protection agencies.
- Identify your cat. Although tags work, permanent ID like a microchip are better in case your cat is lost or picked up and is not wearing a tag.
- Spay or neuter cat. Along with prevented more unwanted pets there are plenty of health benefits such as: reduced incidence of reproductive system diseases, elimination of female heat cycles and male spraying, less efforts (by the cat) to get outdoors and a more sociable and affectionate cat.
- Socialize your cat. Get them used to be touched and handled. This will reduce fearful and aggressive behaviours towards people.
- Remove household hazards. Check to make sure your household plants are not toxic. Move breakable objects to an out of reach location. Keep cleaners, medications - and chocolate - in areas that are not accessible. Don’t leave string, yarn or elastic bands lying around. And tie up cords from blinds to prevent your cat from strangling itself.
- Take your cat for an annual veterinary exam to monitor your cats health and administer proper vaccinations.
- Keep your cat indoors. Indoor cats live longer, healthier and safer lives. Average life span is increased by ten years.
- If you must send your cat outdoors, only do so during the day. A cats hunting instinct is strongest in the dark. And raise the alarm by attaching a bell or using a sonic collar.
POTD of the dog! His name is Atom and he was brought to Canada from South Korea almost 5 years ago. He’s supposedly a miniature pinscher but I’m pretty sure there’s some Chihuahua mixed in there. He’s like a mean older brother—fun at times, but always trying to keep me in check. We keep each other entertained, that’s for sure.
POTD. While I’m on this nostalgic kick, here’s a photo of the dog (Atom) and I checking out the rabbit (Babette) who came to stay with us for a night. Good times. :)
POTD. When I was just a little one. :)