It was love at first sight when David Delpino rescued his cat Leia during NBC’s ‘Clear the Shelters’ event in 2015. “I absolutely love this cat,” David said. But one day in October 2017, Leia’s curiosity got her into some trouble. “Unknowingly, I left my bag and I had a Ziploc bag of ibuprofen and she got into the ibuprofen from there,” recalled David. He knew something was wrong as Leia was losing her balance. Then, she collapsed right in his lap. “I was freaking out but I used to work in emergency medicine, so I was like initially I have to go to the hospital quick,” said David. Leia was in the hospital for several days, needing two blood transfusions. The 2-year-old cat was bleeding internally. Dr. Ian Kupkee says it was the ibuprofen that caused all the problems. “Human pain relieving agents are designed to work with human chemistry, human bio chemistry,” the doctor explained. Dr. Kupkee is a veterinarian at … [Read more...] about Human Meds Could Cause Your Pet to Overdose
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IT'S the mews we've all been waiting for - it's International Cat Day TODAY! No, we're really not kitten you - you have a full 24 hours to show your pampered pet that you love them. Here's more about the day. When is International Cat Day? International Cat Day is celebrated on August 8 around the globe each year. The day is a full 24 hours when we can worship our pampered pets. It began in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare and other animal rights groups to celebrate the most popular pet on the planet. The Ecology Global Network estimates that there are about 600million small cats in the world. This includes pets, strays, homeless and feral cats. The number of wild cats is estimated at about 100million.How can we celebrate International Cat Day? People across the globe are celebrating on social media. Many are tweeting memes, videos and pictures of their pets' crazy antics using the hashtag #InternationalCatDay. And even the No10 Downing Street cat … [Read more...] about International Cat Day 2018 – what is it and when is it celebrated?
Aug 08, 8:53 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Media & Culture By Suman Varandani @suman09 08/08/17 AT 7:06 AM Tuesday is International Cat Day — marked across the globe on Aug. 8 to celebrate cats, the world's favorite pet. The day was first marked by IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, in 2002. Some countries celebrate World Cat Day on Feb. 17, while the United States dedicates Oct. 29 as National Cat Day.Read:Dog Dies In United Airlines Plane Cargo Hold After 2-Hour Tarmac DelayHere are some quotes about felines, collected from Goodreads and BrainyQuote.1. “What greater gift than the love of a cat?” — Charles Dickens2. “Time spent with a cat is never wasted.” — Colette3. “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does … [Read more...] about International Cat Day 2017 Quotes: 20 Sayings To Celebrate Your Favorite Felines
By Julie Bank | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: June 18, 2018 at 4:41 pm | UPDATED: June 19, 2018 at 6:05 am You’ve probably heard about the 29-pound cat named Chubbs that has taken the internet by storm. A good Samaritan found him alone, wandering the streets of Altadena last week. Lifting and lugging him to the humane society was like carrying a 2-year-old child. At approximately the size of three normal-sized cats, there was not a carrier that fit him. A strong staff member had to carefully carry him to the exam room. Up and down his back, he had severely matted hair, typical of a cat that large. Unable to groom himself, the mats were so deep into his skin that they were causing pain. It took over two hours of grooming to remove them leaving exposed red skin. He is currently living in a staff member’s office because there was no cage big enough for him to live comfortably. The staff is continuing to monitor his health to ensure he gets the medical … [Read more...] about The rest of the story: The latest on Chubbs, the 29-pound cat found wandering Altadena
Sister Mary Lucy used to be a dog person.Cats just weren’t her thing.But then a stray cat befriended by the nuns from the Daughters of the Eternal Father, a community that teaches the Catholic faith, had six babies on their front porch. Ten years later, they still have the three males from that litter, and they’re spoiled rotten.“I keep telling them to go out and get a job so they can earn their way, but they don't respond,’’ Sister Mary Lucy says.Feral cats are a part of their neighborhood near 22nd and Poppleton, and the nuns feed and name them. They plan to spay and neuter them, too.But before that could happen, one of the females snuck through the pet door on the back porch on May 1 and gave birth to five more babies.The mama vanished after a few days and later died of complications from the birth. So Sister Mary Lucy and Sister Maryann Frances became temporary moms.“These little ones, of course, need nourishment,’’ Sister Mary Lucy … [Read more...] about These nuns are saving souls and kittens, too