Nominations for Petplan’s annual Animal Charity Awards are now open, so it’s time to show your support for your favourite charity and get them some well-deserved publicity and thanks! Click here for more information.
The UK charity Cats Protection are once again asking for nominations for the National Cat Awards. Nominations need to be in by Friday May 30th, and the following categories are open to all living UK cats:
- Hero Cat – cats that save the day
- Most Caring Cat – cats that have a positive impact on an owner’s health or wellbeing
- Most Incredible Story – belief-defying, true stories from the cat world
- Outstanding Rescue Cat – felines adopted from animal welfare organisations
- Purina® Better Together – celebrating the special bond that has transformed and enriched the lives of both a feline and human
Winners will be announced on August 7th at London’s Savoy Hotel, with celebrity guests presenting winners with a trophy. Not only that, but you win 3 month’s of cat food from the sponsors, Purina!
We mentioned the Winn Feline Foundation in our recent blog post about stem cell research. This brilliant non-profit organisation provides funding for essential research into cat diseases and behaviour. Without the Winn Feline Foundation, these research projects might not get the go-ahead, and we’d be left still knowing very little about killer diseases such as FIP.
The Winn Feline Foundation also gives student scholarship awards to those who will become the cat-advocates of the future, who are already devoting their lives to the welfare of cats but who need a little support along the way. The Foundation’s funding focus is broad-ranging, but includes research into Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), and breed-associated diseases. We should emphasise that such studies involve cellular research and assessment of cats that already have such diseases, and that funding does not support animal testing.
From its inception in 1968 the Winn Feline Foundation has invested more than $4 million in scientific studies of cat disease and health. If anyone were looking to support a cat charity that has scientific research as its basis and cat health at its core, we cannot think of a more worthy recipient.
Once again we’ve ended up writing such a long blog post, that it became an article in its own right!
We have reviewed SIX of the best books about cat behaviour, and put the article HERE. We’d love to hear from anyone who found these books interesting or useful, and definitely let us know if you think we have missed a good book out!
News flash! We’ve just added a rather thorough article about pet insurance, which we hope will answer any queries you have, such as whether you should take out pet insurance, and if you do what you need to know.
If you think we’re missing any useful information then please be in touch using the Comments boxes. And if you found the article useful, let us know!
A litter of kittens has caused a stir at the Blue Cross charity in the UK, as they all have a condition called ‘polydactyly’, also known as ‘mitten kittens’, where they have more toes than normal. The cats are nervous as they were a stray during their socialisation period when they were young, so they are looking for extra special, understanding homes. Can you help?
Today is the 27th annual Cat Day in Japan.
As a gentle introduction to learning Japanese, let us explain that ‘Nyan’ means cat – which is why the meme below is known as Nyan Cat…
In celebration of the day, we expect many of Japan’s numerous cat owners to entertain us by uploading plenty of cat photos and videos! We’ll be sure to look out for the best of the best.
We’re not going to pretend to be good at crafty things here at Cat Information, BUT…these are very sweet felt cats really are pretty easy! There’s a good book of more ways to make cute little felt animals, too.
Everyone should watch this, whether they have lived with cats their whole life, are new cat owners, or want their children to understand why a cat behaves in a particular way…3 minutes VERY well spent!
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Oxford Scientific Films are making a documentary about cats for ITV1 and are looking for some truly incredible and inspiring stories to demonstrate just how amazing cats are.
It could be that you have an exceptional tale of survival or a unique bond, or perhaps your cat has a special talent. If you have stories you would like to share, we would love to hear from you!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a summary of your story.