Thursday, December 17, 2015

PAWS Safety Act

Help Domestic Violence Survivors Find Safety: Support the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act

Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act - Photo from flickr Niels Klim
Any member of a household can become a victim of domestic violence: spouses or partners, children, elderly relatives, even companion animals. In fact, fear of what might happen to their pets keeps many human victims from leaving. The PAWS Act will help bridge the gap between the tremendous need for services for domestic violence survivors with pets and the ability of agencies to meet those needs.

More: https://awionline.org/content/pet-and-women-safety-paws-act

 HR 1258: click here

Please contact your legislators and speak up!


Pets In Rental Housing

Resources and Tips
For Pet Owners Who Rent

The Humane Society of the United States
has put together some very good information
for people who rent and have pets.

Go to: 

Topics:
  • Finding rental housing for your and your pet
  • Know your rights as a tenant
  • Finding legal resources in your community
  • What to do when your landlord says your pet must leave
  • Tips for keeping your pet healthy and your landlord happy
...plus some extra specific tips for cat owners and dog owner!

Extra: There's No Place Like Home:  CLICK HERE  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December Cat of the Month: Possum!

Hello...my name is Possum:
I just turned 6 years old.
I'm a beautiful Persian Mix: beige and brown.
I'm small in size, but big in love!
My owner was forced to move and
now I need a good home.
Do you have room in your heart & house for me?
 I'm fully vetted and healthy female kitty.
Please give me a 2nd chance at having
a safe, loving, forever home.
I'm waiting!

If you've fallen in love with Possum: CONTACT US


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Coming Soon...December 2 Day Event!


Come out and visit with us at our
2 - Day!
December Cat Adoption Event

December 19: Regular Adoption Event
December 20: Santa Event,                    
your pet gets to take a picture with Santa!

Many wonderful rescued kitties that want
a home for the holidays and forever! 


Saturday, November 14, 2015

November Cat of the Month, Part Two!

Part Two!
Since Rosey was adopted, we thought we'd give another kitty
a second chance at having a safe and loving forever home.

Hello!
My Name Is Lady...

I am a rescue from CCSPCA
and I'm a healthy, fully vetted
14 years young senior kitty.
I'm extremely lovable & like to cuddle!
My owner died and I'd really like to
find another home for the holidays.
If you're a senior too, maybe we could live together?
I'd like a quiet place to call home,
is that with you?
 
If you are interested in Lady:  Contact Us
Thank you.
 
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RECALL> Stella & Chewy's Cat + Dog Food

http://www.petmd.com/news/alerts-recalls/stella-chewys-recalls-lots-chicken-freeze-dried-dinner-patties-dogs-32891?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=SocialMedia&utm_campaign=PETMD_RECALLALERT_Stella%26ChewysRecallsLotOfChickenFreezeDriedDinnerPattiesForDogsAndCats_07062015

Via pedMD:  CLICK HERE 

Stella & Chewy’s, an Oak Creek, Wisconsin-based pet food manufacturer, has issued a voluntary recall for a single lot of Chewy’s Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs and for Cats, 15 oz. bags (Lot # 111-15).

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) detected Listeria monocytogenes in the product.

The company is also voluntarily recalling a number of products that may have been exposed to the affected lot.

The following products are included in the recall:

Products from Lot #111-15:

Product Description/Size/UPC/Lot #/Use By Date

  • Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinner for Dogs /15oz/UPC: 186011000045/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/23/2016
  • Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinner for Dogs /15oz/UPC: 186011000045/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/26/2016
  • Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats/12oz/UPC: 186011000434/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/29/2016
  • Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats/12oz/UPC: 186011000434/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 5/3/2016
  • Carnivore Crunch – Turkey Recipe/3.25oz/UPC: 186011001103/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 5/3/2016 and 5/4/2016
  • Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Dogs/4lb/UPC: 186011001394/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/21/2016
  • Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Morsels for Dogs/4lb/UPC: 186011001387/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/21/2016
  • Frozen Surf ‘N Turf Dinner Patties for Dogs/6lb/UPC: 186011000533/Lot: 111-15  and Use By Date: 4/21/2016
  • Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs/6lb/UPC: 186011000120/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/21/2016
  • Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs/3lb/UPC: 186011000038/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/21/2016

Products that may have come in contact with the affected lot:

Product Description/Size/UPC/Lot #/Use By Date

  • Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats/12oz/UPC: 186011000434/Lot: 104-15 and Use By Date: 4/23/2016
  • Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats/12oz/UPC: 186011000434/Lot: 109-15 and Use By Date: 4/29/2016
  • Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers/18oz/UPC: 186011000229/Lot: 105-15 and Use By Date: 5/3/2016
  • Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers/18oz/UPC: 186011000229/Lot: 113-15 and Use By Date: 5/3/2016
  • Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers/9oz/UPC: 186011000205/Lot: 105-15 and Use By Date: 5/3/2016
  • Carnivore Crunch – Chicken Recipe/3.25oz/UPC: 186011001080/Lot: 110-15 and Use By Date: 5/3/2016
  • Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinners for Dogs/15oz/UPC: 186011000045/Lot: 114-15 and Use By Date: 4/26/2016
  • Freeze-Dried Tummy Ticklin’ Turkey Dinner for Cats/12oz/UPC: 186011000663/Lot: 114-15 and Use By Date: 5/4/2016
  • Freeze-Dried Tummy Ticklin’ Turkey Dinner for Cats/12oz/UPC: 186011000663/Lot: 115-15 and Use By Date: 5/4/2016
  • Freeze-Dried Salmon & Chicken Dinner for Cats/12 oz/UPC: 186011000403/Lot: 107-15 and Use By Date: 4/23/2016
According to a press release issued by the company, the products included on the recall list above were sold throughout the U.S. to wholesale distributors and retail stores for resale to consumers. The recalled products were not made available in Canada.

The best way to determine if you have a product included in the recall is to compare the product description and bag size located on the front of the bag, the UPC #, the lot code, and the use by date located on the back of the bag with the two charts provided above.

There were no reported pet or human illnesses associated with this recall.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

Animals ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to those seen in humans.

People who have concerns about whether their pet has symptoms associated with Listeria infection should contact their veterinarian.

For questions about the recall and affected product, please contact Stella and Chewy’s customer service team in Wisconsin at info@stellaandchewys.com or 888-477-8977

Friday, November 13, 2015

RECALL> Blue Kitty Yums

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm471748.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd.
Voluntarily Recalls Limited Production of
Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats
Due to the Presence of Propylene Glycol

 The affected product was distributed nationwide in the US and Canada through pet specialty stores and e-commerce.

The product is packaged in a 2 oz., plastic stand up pouch. Only these specific code dates of this product are involved:
  • Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 -
    Best If Used By: April 24, 2016.
  • Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 -
    Best If Used By: July 24, 2016.
No other BLUE pet foods or treats are involved in this recall.

 Go to:  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm471748.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery  

Monday, November 2, 2015

November Cat of the Month


Hello...
My Name Is Rosey!

I'm a senior kitty, 15 years old.
I'm healthy and fully fetted by
FPRG Rescue Vet.
Unfortunately, my owner died 
and now I need a new home.
I'm a really great kitty...
what's not to love?!

Will you be my new friend?

 Rosey was adopted!
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November: Adopt A Senior Pet Month

November is
Adopt A Senior Pet Month!


One nice thing about older pets,
They know all the rules!
And no matter how old,
They can always be young enough to climb in your lap!

Please consider adopting a senior pet,
Giving them a safe and loving forever home for the holidays.

Thank you.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

RECALL> Halo Cat Food


The products involved in this recall include:
 


Spot’s Stew Wholesome Turkey Recipe 
Sensitive Formula for Cats
UPCs: 745158350231 and 745158340232
Sizes: 6 lb. and 3 lb. bags
Best By date: 09/04/2016

No other Halo products are currently affected by this recall.

http://www.petmd.com/news/alerts-recalls/halo-recalls-select-bags-cat-food-33266

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October Cat Adoption Event!


Come out and enjoy our wonderful kitties!
Please give a rescue kitty a 2nd chance
at having a safe and loving forever home.
Do you have room in your heart?


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Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Cat of the Month!


Hello!
Meet Truckee...

I am a 3 year old male kitty
that is fully vetted & healthy.
I'm a very sweet kitty!
I like other cats and dogs.
I would appreciate a second chance
at having a safe and loving forever home.
Do you have room in your heart for me?

If you are interested in Truckee, please
Contact Us

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness, even cats!


INFORMATION:

  • 7 Things You Need to Know About Breast Cancer in Cats
    via Catster> CLICK HERE  
  • Cancer In Cats
    via ASPCA> CLICK HERE  
  • Mammary Cancer In Cats
    via PetEducation.com / Doctors Foster & Smith>  CLICK HERE  


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

iGive Happy Halloween Contest

Happy Halloween @ iGive

http://www.igive.com/welcome/lp15/wr34.cfm?c=71653

 $5 New Member Promotion + Contest

Tell-a-Friend & $5 Bonus Contest $2,000 Contest

The member who successfully invites and signs-up the greatest number of "new to iGive" members between 12:01 a.m. CST September 28, 2015 and midnight CST October 9, 2015 will win $1,000 for his or her cause.  The second and third place members will each win $500 for their cause. The new member must try the iGive Button and it must be "phoning home" properly within 72 hours of the new member joining to be considered "in use" and active through 1/15/16 to be counted.  (Remember the iGive Button is for Desktop and Laptop computers. The App for Android and iPad/iPhone do not qualify for the $5 Bonus).
For this contest, share your special Tell A Friend link. If a member joins using any other method, they do NOT count towards winning the prize.  iGive will not manually credit registrations that were made using any other registration link.
At your Tell A Friend page you'll also be able to see which of your friends are helping you win your cause one of those sweet prizes.

New Member $5 Bonus
Each "new to iGive" member who joins during September 28-October 9  and tries the iGive Button beginning within a week of joining, and continues to try the Button through 1/15/16 will earn a $5 bonus for his or her chosen cause.
Feral Paws Rescue Group iGive link:  CLICK HERE

http://www.igive.com/welcome/lp15/wr34.cfm?c=71653

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Do Something!


If you can't adopt,
maybe you can sponsor a kitty.
If you can't adopt,
maybe you can foster a kitty.
If you can't have a kitty,
maybe you can volunteer with our rescue!

And if you can't do any of the above,
maybe you can donate to our rescue
so that we can save more kitties from high-kill shelters.

Thank you for your continued support of
We simply couldn't do it without you.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Thank You!


At our Adoption Event:

Thank You to Tractor Supply Co. in Clovis, CA for allowing us to participate in your Pet Appreciation Week, and for the "care-bags" you gave to each family that adopted one of our fabulous rescue kitties. You Rock!!

Also, we'd like to thank everybody who came out and spent some time with us learning about feral cats and how to help our community with this problem. We always enjoy meeting new friends!

And a Special Thank You to everybody who adopted a kitty. You'll never know how our hearts swell with love at the thought that a rescue kitty, that was saved from a high-kill shelter, now has a 2nd chance at having a safe and loving forever home. You Rock, too!!

Our next adoption event will be at Tractor Supply Co. on October 17th...come out and spend some time with us and see our wonderful kitties.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

September Cat Adoption Event


This is a HUGE event!
We will be at Tractor Supply Co. in Clovis, CA - on Saturday, September 19th and have many of our lovely kitties available for adoption. Please give a rescue kitty a second chance at having a safe and loving forever home. All our kitties are fully vetted by our Rescue Veterinarian.

Learn more about this event: CLICK HERE 

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Cat Play

The All Important Play Sequence...

Cats are such agile, stealthy, and athletic predators. The same characteristics that allow a jaguar to ambush prey permit house cats to jump with precision off the sofa. We only need watch cats play to gain an impression of their predatory prowess. And yet many people are unable to get their cats to play at all. This is not actually so remarkable if you watch how they’re playing with their cats. In short, they’re doing it wrong.

Read More:  http://moderncat.com/articles/all-important-play-sequence/72264
via Modern Cat Magazine

 

Friday, September 11, 2015

5 Ways to Get Ready for Hurricane Season

September is National Preparedness Month
It is time to make sure both your shelter and your community have emergency plans in place. And with hurricane season upon us, those living in coastal areas will want to consider our five tips on preparing for hurricanes.
Read More:  CLICK HERE
via ASPCA Professional

Thursday, September 10, 2015

To Care For Cats Or Not?

To Care For Cats Or Not – That Is The Question
via ASPCAProfessional

 A new study provides interesting info on those who care for unowned cats. Dr. Emily Weiss ponders how the results might impact how we reach out to these folks in our own communities.

Recently a study was published in PlosOne focused on cat ownership perception and caretaking. The manuscript is rich with valuable information for those conducting or developing programs and processes that rely on interaction with people caring for cats. Previous research has identified that individuals feeding unowned cats are likely to be supporting cats who are not sterilized, making the understanding of the perceptions of cat ownership and the behavior of those who care for unowned cats an important tool for the development of solutions to cat homelessness.

Read More:  CLICK HERE




 

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September Cat of the Month


My Story:
Meet Victoria!

I am a 10 year old female kitty
that was rescued from Lancaster Shelter
My family surrendered me because they were moving.
I'm fully medically vetted and microchipped.
I'm also super sweet, but it would be best
if I was the only cat in your home.
I love people and children.

I want a second chance at having a safe and loving
forever home...please adopt me.
I'm waiting.

If you're interested in Victoria
please CONTACT US.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Early Holiday Shopping?

http://www.feralpawsrescuegroup.org/fundraising

While you're online, either "searching" or "shopping"...
please choose Feral Paws Rescue Group when you use:
GoodSearch, GoodShop, GiveBack America, iGive,
Ebay Giving Works (buying or selling),
AmazonSmile, Vacation4aCause,
PetFinder Sponsor a Cat (if you can't adopt a kitty)
Workplace Giving through Benevity,
...or even if you're just walking your pets
you can help us by using ResQwalk.
Want to see more: 


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Volunteer With Us!

http://www.feralpawsrescuegroup.org/volunteer

If you would like to become one of our volunteers
please Contact Us

Volunteer Information: CLICK HERE  

There are many different things to do at
Feral Paws Rescue Group

Senior-to-Senior Program

We have an awesome
Senior-to-Senior Program
http://www.feralpawsrescuegroup.org/senior-to-senior-program
Shelter photo on day of rescue!

HAPPY NEWS Precious has been approved to go into our senior home setting. With a senior lady (Mary) forever home. It was a perfect match today. Precious will need clearance from our rescue vet to move forward in her forever home. Precious will be seen by our rescue vet tomorrow morning for that clearance. Paws cross that Precious will be cleared to move forward in a forever home. The senior home setting staff have approved the adoption to move forward. Once our vet clears the adoption final process. Our rescue will be backing fully any related medical cost that maybe needed in the future for Precious while in our senior to senior program. As well someone from our rescue will be checking in on Precious once a month.

 Read More about this great program:  CLICK HERE  

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