National Black Cat Day is on October 27th!
Did you know that there are some cultures where black cats were/are considered lucky? I always though one crossing my path was a great thing, but believe it or not, black cats are still the least likely to be adopted from shelters and rescues. Some shelters still don’t feel comfortable adopting them out near Halloween due to past instances of cruelty toward them. I’m fortunate to have known many house panthers over the years and they’ve all been wonderful companions with the diverse personalities that all cats exhibit. Next time you’re considering adding a family member why not consider a black kitty? And be sure to let me know and you’ll receive a special discount on your next booking!
June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month. If you adopt in June, be sure to ask about your special discount on pet sitting! It’s also National Pet Preparedness Month. It’s an excellent reminder to rotate your emergency supplies for you pet or put together a kit if you don’t have one. For more information, check out the following articles from Pet Sitters International and the Dept. of Homeland Security’s Ready.gov.
June 11 – World Pet Memorial Day
June 17 – Take Your Cat to Work Day kicks off PSI’s 21st annual Take Your Pet to Work Week.
Advocacy alert: The Paulding Board of Commissioners is meeting May 8th and they’ll be discussing a proposed TNVR (Trap, neuter, vaccinate, return) ordinance which will help save the lives of local cats. Call your Commissioner, or visit the Best Friends link to email the Board to voice your support for this important legislation. http://support.bestfriends.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&id=561