Can it be that hearts are softening at the Cobb County Animal Control shelter? I hope so. Word came this week that the fee for senior cats, who don’t stand much of a chance for adoption anyway, but especially during kitten season, will be waived for two weeks. These seniors (7 years and older) are spayed/neutered, up to date on their shots, and have tested negative for the various feline viruses.
What an opportunity to adopt a friend and to support the shelter for stepping out of the norm to save lives. These wonderful animals have been abandoned for no reason of their doing; like the economy, and possibly because of it, they have fallen on hard times.
Contact me for more details (via ‘email the author’) if you are interested in adopting a senior cat. Please support the shelter for this act of kindness.
I've posted photos of three of the senior cats available at the shelter. There are more...come out and have a look.
If you, or someone you know is struggling to keep your pet, help is available. Contact Pet Buddies, a nonprofit organization specifically set up to help families keep their pets at home and out of the shelters.
Vet Tip of the Week
Feline heartworm disease, transmitted through the bite of a mosquito, is treatable in dogs but is fatal in cats. Keeping kitty indoors will not protect it. The only sure protection is with a 30-day heartworm preventative obtained through your veterinarian.
- chronic respiratory disease (similar to asthma)
- heart disease
- sudden death
Keep your feline friend protected from this deadly parasite. Talk to your veterinarian about feline heartworm prevention today.