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Momo 23: Slo Mo Kitten At play

33 Pound Sponge Bob Loses Weight And Gets Fit With A Shelter's Help

Sponge Bob weighed in at a very hefty 33 pounds when he came to Animal Haven in Lower Manhattan in April. He has dropped 3 pounds and is getting moving with moderate exercise.

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Feral Kitten Stuck In Car Wheel Is Freed, Gets A New Life

A young kitten born in a garden shed in Birmingham, UK got tightly wedged into a wheel  and was freed after much effort by an officer from the RSPCA.

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Wordless Wednesday 61

Prepare For Your Pet's Needs in Your Family's Disaster Plan

 

 

If you share your life with a cat, dog, other pet or service animal, now is a good time to start planning for what to do with your furry or feathered friend in the event of a disaster.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has worked with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society of the United States to develop these pet-preparedness guidelines.

 

 

Have a pet-supply kit ready, including:

Pet food for three days in an airtight, waterproof container and bowls

Water for three days; Pet medicines and first aid supplies

Collar (with ID tags firmly secured), harness or sturdy leash

Important documents such as registration, adoption papers, vaccination and medical records in a plastic bag or waterproof container

Travel crate or other pet carrier

Cat litter, litter box, paper towels, newspapers, plastic trash bags and cleaning supplies

Photos of you and your pet together for identification purposes

Familiar items such as toys, treats and blankets.

The single most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to take them with you if you must evacuate. Animals left behind in a disaster can easily be lost or injured. If evacuation is necessary, consider friends or family outside the area who can take in you and your pet.

Other options may include a pet-friendly hotel or motel. If your only evacuation option is a Red Cross or other publicly run shelter, be aware that not all shelters are equipped or designed to accept non-service animals. Consider boarding your animals at a kennel or veterinary hospital before going to a public shelter.

Plan with neighbors, friends or relatives to evacuate your pet for you if you are unable to do so yourself. Talk with them about your evacuation plans and pet supply kit.

Consult your veterinarian and consider  microchipping your pet. These permanent implants may be invaluable if you and your pets are separated.

After the disaster, don’t allow your pets to roam loose. Familiar landmarks and smells may have been changed by the disaster and your pet could become disoriented or lost.

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FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Reported by FEMA   via, 7th Space Interactive

Abyssinian Kittens Love the Hamster Ball

Ten Kittens Found Taped Into a Box Marked FREE Are Rescued and Saved From a Tragic Ending

Ten tiny kittens found taped into a cardboard box marked FREE in Foxboro, MA, on a hot day were rescued and are helping Angelcat Haven, of Plainfield, spread the word about the importance of spay/neuter for pets, and the availability of low cost options.
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Funny synchronized sphynx cats

Eine kleine Nachtmusik, in an arrangement for orchestra and cats.
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VA Sisters Efforts Save a Kitten's Life Twice in One Week

First Angela and Carrie Russell made a dramatic rescue when Jade was thrown from a moving car in heavy traffic, then they mounted a successful social media campaign to get her the medical care she needed to save her life and heal from her injuries.

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Vet On Emergency Duty Shocked to Discover He's Treating His Own Unrecognizable Cat

Emergency vet Ben Trimmer was called out in the middle of the night to treat a badly injured cat who’d been hit by a car. Only after the microchip scan did he realize it was his own cat George.
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Top 10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Dogs and Cats

May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, a time to spread awareness of the symptoms of cancer in dogs and cats.

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Stripy Remains in Her Condemned Apartment Building After a Fire

Stripy was spotted in a window of her burned out apartment building on Friday, three days after a fire made it off limits to residents. A woman will have to appear in court for breaking a window in her efforts to free the cat.
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