A Global Day of Giving #GivingTuesday

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday…and now today is Giving Tuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Source: GivingTuesday.org

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How to Litter Train Your Kitten

Today we have a guest post from Annie Anderson, founder of MeowKai.

Compared to dogs, cats are relatively easy to litter train. In fact, the mother initiates the process of litter training once the kitten has been weaned. When you bring your kitten home, he should already be used to using the litter box, so your job of litter training is made even easier! However, if the kitten is a stray and hasn’t had his mother to teach him, you can take over the litter training process.

Young Kittens up to 3 weeks old

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Getting through Halloween with your cat (tips from Sophie!)

Sophie here! Listen up cats and kittens! I’m not sure if you’re a kitty who loves Halloween or not, but I have some tips that are sure to get you through the upcoming ghoulish day and night.

1) Don’t make it easy for costume fittings

Are you a cat who loves to dress up? Then I personally think you’re a rarity. In our household, none of us like to be dressed up, so we have to remind the Mama of that and not cooperate during costume fittings. I recommend giving the measuring tape a good ol’ chomp or whap!

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National Feral Cat Day #feralcatday #BtC4A

Cat lovers who are involved with or simply care about community cats may know that tomorrow is National Feral Cat Day. Started by Alley Cat Allies 15 years ago in 2001, each year October 16th is meant to raise awareness about feral and community cats. The 2016 theme of National Feral Cat Day is All Cats All Communities and you can learn more at NationalFeralCatDay.org.

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Volunteering at a Cat Sanctuary

Many cat lovers want to give back – and what better way to do so than by volunteering your time. Today we have a guest post by Stephanie Lynch on one aspect of volunteering. The pictures in this post are from when I volunteered at Cat World at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in October 2015. ~Rachel

Volunteering at a Cat Sanctuary

By Stephanie Lynch

Do you love cats? If you’re looking into volunteering at a cat sanctuary, it’s probably safe to say that you are a feline enthusiast. Volunteering your time at a shelter for cats can be a very rewarding experience, but it can also be hard work. Here are some things to consider when volunteering at a cat sanctuary. Continue reading “Volunteering at a Cat Sanctuary”