Adopt or Rescue: Philly Felines

ACCT Philly, Philadelphia PA
🆘 Euthanasia Timestamp Sunday 10/24 10am
***Feral/afraid of people. If you have a barn or shop, then email lifesaving@acctphilly.org if you are willing to adopt***
⚠️ADOPTION or RESCUE⚠️
❤️PLEASE SHARE❤️

💰To pledge on Instagram the link is on my main page. On Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/ACCTPhillyPledgeForm

🔺🔺ADOPTERS & FOSTERS NEEDED🔺🔺
If you can ADOPT or FOSTER this cat, then email lifesaving@acctphilly.org

😿Charmed ACCT-A-92480
😿Ulysses ACCT-A-92476
🎥https://youtu.be/xzQWwF7adVY
🎥https://youtube.com/shorts/elAFOZ_GqJE?feature=share
▪️ Charmed and Ulysses are the last two remaining from a larger group of under-socialized cats who came to the shelter originally in June. A home was being remodeled & they were accidentally closed in the walls. They could be heard & the worker took hours to break away at the wall & free them all. They were all not aggressive, but found to be very sick with panleukopenia from which they have fully recovered. At ACCT they’ve provided a variety of housing options, including low stress cage-less housing, Charmed and Ulysses have not made any progress demonstrating comfort interacting with humans. They do enjoy exploring their surroundings and lounging but are extremely stressed by human interaction, something which cannot be avoided in the shelter. They were found indoors and are unfortunately not candidates for return to field and previous attempts to locate working cat placements have not been fruitful. They would ideally be placed together, but it is not necessary if that is a barrier.

📩Put the Cat’s name & id in the subject line of your email along with ADOPT or FOSTER. Email your name, telephone number, address & whether you are interested to foster for rescue or ACCT Philly or both. Additionally, give permission for ACCT Philly to share your info with rescues.
Understand you must be near a rescue to foster. You can reside farther to adopt, but understand that sick timestamped cats cannot travel far. ACCT only has volunteer transport for rescue up to 90 minutes one way.
⏲️ACCT Philly is open for walk-ins 10-6PM 7 days a week. It’s recommended to arrive no later than 4PM for adoption.
Any questions, ask. Thank you

More information is below👇
https://www.shelterluv.com/publish_animal/ACCT-A-92480
https://www.shelterluv.com/publish_animal/ACCT-A-92476
https://www.facebook.com/763661037349594/posts/1519319695117054/

Serious inquiries only. Again Euth date is set for Sunday 10/24. Please share everywhere.

Cats Need Forever Home: Perkiomenville shelter

We need YOUR help Facebook friends! Our Perkiomenville shelter recently took in 22 cats when their owner realized they couldn’t provide the care that they required. This situation got out of control because the family didn’t have their cat spayed and before they knew it their feline population was out of control. These cats were all kept inside and they are reportedly litterbox trained and good with children. Many of them are very friendly & sweet and they range in age from 4 months to about a year of age. They will be spayed/neutered, FELV/FIV tested, vaccinated and microchipped prior to adoption. If you have been considering adding a cat to your home now is a great time to consider adoption. If you’re not in a position to adopt please share this post to help us find loving homes for these felines in need. This collage of pictures is just a few of many great cats that are in need of a home.
If you’re interested in meeting and potentially adopting one or two 🙂 , please fill out an application located on our website http://www.montgomerycountyspca.org If you’re not in a position to adopt please share their post to help us find them a great home. They are currently housed at our Perkiomenville facility.

More information and adoptable companions can be located here: https://www.facebook.com/montgomerycountyspca/

Lost Cat Norristown PA

Please spread the word! Jazzy was LOST on September 14, 2020 in Norristown, PA 19401 near Chain St. Near Riverfront Trail

Description: Black fixed cat with white spots on belly that resemble bikini. Very friendly and loves to rub and go in between legs. Will go to you if you put your hand out. Bottom spot almost looks like heart.

For more info or to contact Jazzy’s owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/6475932

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpl

How To Find Lost Cats.

Missing cats:

Put a box outside with a blanket or sweatshirt that you have worn. Cats have a very strong sense of smell and it will help them find their way home. Look for the cat at dusk and dawn (any time at night when it’s quiet) using a flashlight. Look under bushes, decks in sheds or garages – especially when it’s cold. The light reflects off the cats eyes and you will be able to see them a few blocks away. Shake their bag of treats. (This usually makes them come running home.)

Post flyers around the neighborhood. Not everyone has facebook. Also post them at pet stores and other places that have bulletin boards like WAWA. Give flyers to the mailmen and bus drivers in the area and ask your neighbors to check their sheds and garages. Call the vets, shelters and police in the area.

Getting your cat microchipped will help in the future if they should escape again.

FINDING INDOOR ONLY CATS WHO ARE LOST

Indoor only cats rarely travel far – they seek an immediate hiding place (under a deck or porch, under brush, in a garage or shed) and hunker down out of fear. Immediately start searching around your house as well as your neighbor’s houses with a flashlight (get on your hands and knees and shine the light under decks etc) – shake a treat bag and call it’s name and listen for a possible soft meow. (they are too scared to come out) ASK YOUR NEIGHBORS TO OPEN GARAGES AND SHEDS TO SEE IF THE CAT GOT LOCKED INSIDE.

They can stay in this spot for weeks! Indoor only cats RARELY come out during the day – they only come out after dark and into the wee hours of the morning. Be sure to check the surrounding trees as cats are often chased up trees and will sit up there for days and days….

Cats have an amazing sense of smell – put their bedding, your dirty clothes/shoes, and a tiny bit of strong smelling wet cat food outside to attract your cat.

Set a Humane trap (like a Hav-A-Heart wire trap) bait it with smelly cat food….this is sometimes the ONLY way to catch a scared indoor only cat AND IT WORKS!

Hang LOST posters immediately and give one to every neighbor as too many people just assume when they see a cat that it is a stray – if they know you are looking for your cat they will be extra vigilant and want to help. Ask them to take a photo of any cats they see in your area –sometimes people think it is your cat but it is not.

Immediately contact your Animal Control Officer and provide photos/description. Also contact local shelters, rescue groups and Vet offices. Post on Facebook on both local, county, & state pages (i.e. “Lost & Found Pets NY, NJ, PA, etc.)

Whatever you do, don’t give up and stay calm.

Shadow Banning Advocates

Twitter has decided to shadowban not only my account yet that of my friend Gwen. I wonder if Twitter realizes just how detrimental that is to animal welfare.

We have followed their TOS to a T. Yet they have decided to secretly block our tweets. Our petition still needs signatures to pass legislation. Yet with this ban, It may not happen.

‪Please Help #Pennsylvania make changes. Raise your voice #PawsNeedClaws #CatsNeedClaws #OutlawCatDeclaw Sign & Share this #Petition – chng.it/5nWCvqwY video: youtu.be/Un-MALgaHXs

Therefore, please help us spread our petition. Please sign and share where you can.‬

Petition: Outlaw The Declawing Of Cats

Several people wrote to my friend and co-journalist, telling us causes wasn’t counting or letting them sign. Which is a shame to say the least. Although, this puts us behind on our plans just a little. We have recreated the petition on Change.Org. Change doesn’t seem to have any issues when it comes to counting or letting people sign petitions. Therefore we will be sticking with them, until causes can rectify the issue they are having.

Moreover, this petition to have Pennsylvania outlaw cat declawing is very important to us and those who love their cats. This petition, if enough signatures obtained would change so many lives. Not just cats, yet for their guardians too.

I’m betting you are wondering how? Well first cats would no longer suffer excruciating pain or mental trauma. Second cat guardians will no longer have to watch their fur babies suffer from this barbaric act of cruelty. And third – cats will be able to be cats. (Just as nature intended)

Please sign, share or Retweet the petition, so we may obtain the signatures to get declawing outlawed.

Petition at Change.Org : http://chng.it/Myvrh5qtSD

Don’t Let Australia Poison And Kill Millions Of Stray #Cats: #Petition

by: Chelsea P.

Australia currently has an estimated six million stray cats. The Australian government is hoping to poison and kill TWO MILLION of these stray cats, by the year 2020!

The government’s cruel plan includes airdropping poisoned sausages for these cats to eat and painfully die from.

The Australian government has said the stray cats are a threat to native plants and farming. According to the scientists behind the poisoned sausages, the cats would die within 15 minutes of consumption.

Along with this, other Australians are often encouraged to trap and shoot the stray cats dead. In some areas of Australia, the government is offering money as a reward, per slain cat!

I urge you to demand Australia to think of a DIFFERENT and NON-LETHAL way, to stop the extinction of plant life!

If there are two million stray cats, why not implement a trap, neuter, release program instead! This method has been proven to work! Not only will it stop population growth, but it can also help adopt younger cats! Cats between the ages of newborn to 14 weeks old can be successfully adopted with minimal issues.

Other cats from six months to 2 years old can be adopted. It will just takes time to ease them into a domesticated lifestyle. The older cats could be placed in rescue/retirement sanctuaries. These sanctuaries offer a safe place for older cats to peacefully live out their lives. Much like any other animal sanctuary, caretakers are present to care for the animals. These cats would be neutered, vaccinated, fed, and given plenty of room to roam about.

The neuter-release, neuter-adopt, and neuter-sanctuary system, can and would work far better, than the planned murder of two millions cats. While murder is an instant solution for now, those population numbers will quickly rise again. Which will create an endless cycle of killing!

However, capture, neuter-release-adopt-or sanctuaries would permanently solve Australia’s current conundrum.

Please sign your name and urge the Australian government to adopt a non-lethal proposal instead! 

Petition: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/668/554/174/don%E2%80%99t-let-australia-poison-and-kill-stray-cats/

Cats Need Claws: #Petition Please Sign

Cats need their claws for the following purposes:

Hunting: Cats are natural hunters. Their retractable claws provide them with traction while running and help them catch and hold onto their prey. If you watch the way your cat plays with its toys, you can see that while your indoor cat doesn’t need to hunt for its next meal, the practice of hunting and chasing is still an instinctual part of your cat’s behaviour.

Stretching: Being able to grip items, like your carpet, allows your cat to twist and stretch the full length of its body, which is not only a good form of exercise, but it’s also a great source of enjoyment for your cat.

Climbing: A cat’s claws are curved to help climb up trees and other surfaces to get to safety. For indoor cats, their claws allow them to grip items such as cat trees or furniture, so they don’t fall or slip.

Leaving their scent: When cats scratch an item, they leave behind a special scent produced from glands on their paws. This allows a cat to leave its signature behind as a message to other cats.

Protecting themselves: A cat’s claws act as a method of self-defence when faced with a predator. While indoor cats have little need to defend themselves, their claws still offer the security of knowing they have a form of protection. Cats also use their claws to communicate certain messages, for example swatting to communicate the need for distance.

Balance: When a cat is declawed, it’s not at all like clipping nails. Declawing is amputating the claw and related bone and muscle tissue. Without their claws, cats often have trouble balancing

Please help us end the barbaric declawing of cats. Outlaw the torture.

Petition: https://www.causes.com/campaigns/923454-outlaw-cat-declawing/description

If you are having issues with signing causes petitions please let us know, so we can contact causes support with the problem. Or let them know you are having issues.

We desperately need signatures to pass on the petition to the Governor and State Reps. Causes is a legitimate petition site and has helped us make changes repeatedly throughout the years.

Thank you for signing and sharing.

Meet Jasmine and Violet, FOX8’s Pet of the Week — myfox8.com

Jasmine and Violet are our Pets of the Week. This pair likes spending time together and with other cats and even dogs. Contact Red Dog Farm at (336) 288-7006.

Meet Jasmine and Violet, FOX8’s Pet of the Week — myfox8.com

Why Cats Sleep A Lot

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I was asked why cats sleep so much, at a shelter I volunteer for in NY. I can say with certainty it is not because they’re lazy. Yet they do literally put the nap in “cat nap”. Roughly on average, and any cat care taker can tell you this they will sleep up and around 12 to 15 hours a day. Although according to one care-giver she clocked her cat sleeping 20 hours.

Why do cat’s sleep these odd hours?
According to Veterinarians and PetMD – Cat’s are crepuscular and not Nocturnal. What is Crepuscular:

Crepuscular animals are those that are active primarily during twilight (that is, the periods of dawn and dusk). This is distinguished from diurnal and nocturnal behavior, where an animal is active during the hours of daylight or the hours of darkness, respectively. The term is not precise, however, as some crepuscular animals may also be active on a moonlit night or during an overcast day. The term matutinal is used for animals that are active only before sunrise, and vespertine for those active only after sunset.

The time of day an animal is active depends on a number of factors. Predators need to link their activities to times of day at which their prey is available, and prey try to avoid the times when their principal predators are at large. The temperature at midday may be too high or at night too low. Some creatures may adjust their activities depending on local competition. Therefore, for many varied reasons, crepuscular activity may best meet an animal’s requirements by compromise.

According to Dr. Ziskin VMD – Why these hours? Well, cats’ sleeping habits have to do with their evolution and their history as hunters. The cats of old would hunt during the early morning and twilight hours and then sleep during the main daytime and nighttime hours when their natural predators would be on the prowl. This is part of the reason cats often like to sleep “tucked away” somewhere.

Pretty much it’s an evolutionary throwback encoded into their DNA. Known as Instinctual DNA, which many predatorial animals such as Lions as well as wolves have.

There is no changing a cats sleeping habit, even if you try. Therefore if you have a cat keeping you awake, there are methods to keep them busy without disturbing your sleep. As in Cat tree’s, Cat toys with no sound of course, and keeping your door closed. Or my favorite which gives them everything they could want. A Catio, with plenty of high places to climb as well as their favorite, snack and toy.

I have seen so many people turn in their cats because of their crepuscular habits. It’s saddening to see this happen, and to know that people would do this, is very Disheartening. As a volunteer I am disallowed from given my two cents at the job, yet as an animal advocate – during “off duty” hours, I can say a few choice words.

One – This is not a reason to hand over or dump your cat to any shelter, especially, when we have an over whelming number of cats as is.
Two – Maybe you really should not invest in having any animal if you cannot take the time to learn about them, or deal with a little noise.
Three – I really hope you don’t plan on having any children in the future, because like cats – babies/ particularly 5 months to at least 3 years of age, are up odd hours and disrupt sleep. I would hate to see you throw in said proverbial towel and dump them at an orphanage.

Which goes hand in hand with my favorite quote

You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” ― Paul McCartney