Today is National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

Posted by SusanStokes on January 22, 2013

What questions can you answer for your cat today?

It’s that time again, folks. Today is National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day.  The one day of the year that your feline friend gets your undivided attention and you tell it like it is. Last year I answered Taurus, so this year I will answer Gemini’s questions.

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Food raffle offered to benefit feral cats

Posted by SusanStokes on January 8, 2013

30 caregivers of feral cats will be awarded…

Today I am sharing a blog post by Project TNR on For The Animals' Sake NJ.  The Animal Protection League of NJ is offering a food raffle to benefit caregivers of feral cats. This a limited time offer.

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New Year's Resolutions for Your Pets

Posted by SusanStokes on January 1, 2013

And a few resolutions for humans as illustrated by cats…

It’s New Year’s Resolutions time again.  Let's concentrate on our pets first.  What should we resolve to do in the New Year that is in our pet’s best interest?

So This Is Christmas

Posted by SusanStokes on December 25, 2012

...and what have we done?

Another year over, and a new one just around the corner.  Yes, John Lennon’s “So This is Christmas” is one of my favorite songs at this time of year.  And what have we done?  Well, a lot.

Picking Up the Pieces and Giving Thanks

Posted by SusanStokes on November 21, 2012

Animal rescue in the wake of Sandy…

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I can only give thanks for having been spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy.  There were many downed trees and loss of electricity and internet access for several days in my area, but no major home damage for me and the kitties this round beyond some popped siding. Unfortunately, not true for others and their pets.

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Voting Humane

Posted by SusanStokes on November 6, 2012

A guide to voting humane on Election Day 2012...

Election Day 2012 is upon us in the United States. As an animal advocate, do you know who is standing up for animal welfare?  Do you know which candidates are friends of animal protection?  The Humane Society Legislative Fund can help.

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Waiting for Hurricane Sandy to Arrive

Posted by SusanStokes on October 28, 2012

Include your pets in your disaster preparedness plan…

As Hurricane Sandy makes her way up the East coast heading for landfall in New Jersey, we hope by now everyone with pets have their disaster preparedness plans in place.

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Happy National Feral Cat Day

Posted by SusanStokes on October 16, 2012

It’s time to celebrate our feral cat friends..

October 16 has been designated as National Feral Cat Day.  It was created over ten years ago by Alley Cat Allies, the national organization who acts as advocate on behalf of feral cats across the country in order to promote humane care for feral cats. Read more to find out how you can participate in an event near you.

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Honoring our 9/11 Canine Heroes

Posted by SusanStokes on September 11, 2012

Let’s not forget the brave dogs who helped during this tragedy…

The events of 9/11 affected so many lives and will continue to affect so many lives for years to come.  Today we remember the men and women who lost their lives 12 years ago today and the brave first responders who answered the call for help. What I want to highlight here is how our brave canine friends assisted through the search and rescue efforts.  Following are some links to stories and photos that we cannot forget.

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An introduction to Natural Horsemanship

Posted by SusanStokes on August 15, 2012

The natural approach to horse training…

My journey through the animal rescue world has given me the opportunity to learn more about horses and horse rescue.  I have also learned something about proper horse training and the method called “Natural Horsemanship.”  What follows is an introduction to this method for those of you who are not familiar.