|Cat Enclosures||Microchip||Lost A Cat||Found A Cat||Say No to Declaw||FIV Info||More Cat Info|
Build an enclosure for your cat. Most cats enjoy the outdoors, but it is typically not a safe place for your cat. Here are some links to enclosures that you can build or purchase so your cat can have the best of both the indoor and outdoor worlds and always remain safe, healthy and happy.
MicrochipEven if you have no intention of your cat going outside, it only takes seconds for your cat to dart out an open door and quickly become lost. The chances of a stray cat brought to an animal shelter making it out to a new home are very low. Having your cat microchipped is a simple, quick and inexpensive procedure that will be worth its weight in gold when your lost cat is safely returned to you.
Local Resources to get your pet microchiped:
|Animal Friends Humane Society|
|Check with your local veterinarian|
Lost A Cat
Try these ideas if your cat is missing:
Plus more information can be found at these sites:
||Animal Friends Humane Society- Butler County's animal shelter|
|Missing Pets of Butler County & Surrounding Areas (Facebook Page)- post the cat's picture and information|
|Butler County Dog Warden- post missing pets pictures to their page|
|Cincinnati Enquirer Classifieds- Lost and Found -Classified page - go under Services and Announcements to place ad. Search the Found Ads|
|Journal News- Post a Lost/Found Ad for Free. Search the Found Ads|
|Pet FBI for Lost and Found Ohio Pets. Create a flyer page|
|Helping Lost Pets - search found ads and post a lost ad with pictures. Create a flyer.|
|Cincinnati Craigslist Lost and Found- search found ads and post a lost ad|
|TabbyTracker- search found ads and post a lost ad with pictures. Search by Zip Code|
|Cats In The Bag Website great tips on finding your cat|
|Petfinder Pet Classifieds post a lost ad and search found ads|
Wildwood Pet Network- suggestions on what to do to help find the lost animal
|Missing Pet Partnership Unique recovery tips based on the lost pet's specific species and temperament|
|Home Again- info about microchipping and tips to find a lost pet|
|Find Toto Phone Alert System to notify your neighbors of your lost, found or stolen pet|
|Local Channel 12 Pet Section- has a lost/found section|
|www.pets911.com- has a Lost/Found Pet Section|
|Feline Finders Lost Cat Recovery Services|
|PetKey.org- lost and found pet ads|
|SPCA Cincinnati- check the shelter if you live near one of their locations|
Found A Cat
I found a now what do I do?
Say No to Declaw
Scratching is a natural behavior for your cat, and even the "advanced" declawing procedures are still painful for them and can lead to long-term behavioral issues and pain for your kitty. Declawing is an amputation- cutting bone and tendon- and would be like amputating your fingers at the first knuckle. These links will provide more information about the procedure, and alternatives to consider. There are also many tips about how to prevent your cat from scratching things you don't want kitty to scratch or how to correct this behavior if it is already happening.
|-||The Paw Project- Indiana- excellent information and pictures about the detriments of declawing|
|-||Declawing Cats: More Than Just a Manicure- Article from the Humane Society of the United States that explains the procedure.|
|-||The Facts About Declawing, What You Really Need to Know- from ©Max's House®/S.T.A.R.T. II®|
|-||Cat Scratching.com- website dedicated to all information about why not to declaw your cat, and resources to help you make your "kitty with claws" work for everyone.|
|-||Softpaws- safe, non-toxic "caps" for your cats claws|
|-||How to Trim Your Cats Claws|
|-||Why Cats Scratch and Training Methods- Article on the HSUS website about why cats scratch- explains that this is a natural behavior, and gives tips about how to train your cat to scratch only appropriate objects|
|-||Many links regarding all aspects of declawing your cat|
|-||Order Plans for DIY Cat Trees|
|-||How to make your own post from "scratch"|
Adopt an FIV+ Cat
Most FIV+ cats who are kept inside and cared for, can live just as long, and be just as healthy as other cats. Please learn about FIV and consider adopting one of these wonderful pets!
More Cat Info
Are you having trouble affording your pet? Visit the Humane Society of the United States for helpful resources.
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