The kittens are alright

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For two reasons: 1) More kitties get adopted during the holiday season, and 2) Great folks like the volunteers at RescueCats, Inc. are there to rescue the homeless cats in the community. I had the opportunity to volunteer there this afternoon, and have a feeling I may be going back in a few weeks for a companion when I finally have my own place 🙂

Talking with the volunteers at RescueCats was an eye-opening experience. Although many times humane societies and dog rescue agencies have a surplus of volunteers, cat rescues have a harder time recruiting and keeping volunteers and soliciting donations. Cat lovers: it’s time to step it up! I can tell you right now that cleaning out the cages wasn’t all that bad.

RescueCats volunteers also stressed the need for stricter statewide spay and neuter requirements. A female cat reaches sexual maturity as early as 6 months of age and give birth to several litters during her lifetime; males, well, you know. If you need even more reasons to spay/ neuter your pet, click here. RescueCats has current photos of all their adorable kitties up for adoption, so if you’re thinking about bringing one home this holiday season, be sure to check out the link above.

The service project was part of the Companion Animal Care class I’m taking as an elective. It’s been very interesting, and I’ll be a little sad when it’s over. Here are some of the interesting tidbits I’ve learned this semester:

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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2 Comments »

  1. Andrea said

    Ouch – reading that hamsters are cannibals brought back some traumatic memories! As a child, I had two hamsters as pets. One morning, I woke up to find only one hamster sitting beside a fuzzy mess in the cage…yuck.

  2. Christie Patterson said

    Oh nooo! That must have been awful as a kid.

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