Caring for Cats Displaced by Hurricane Harvey: An Interview with Samantha Bell DiGenova

The Sunday after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, Samantha Bell DiGenova, Cat Behavior & Enrichment Lead at Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles, was called into her manager’s office, who started out with, “You know how Best Friends is helping with Hurricane Harvey…?”

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Samantha and cat Jessica Lange

Best Friends Animal Society, which has helped in disaster areas before, would be going to Texas to rescue animals in and around the storm-ravaged zones. While going to Houston was not mandatory, Best Friends needed to send two or three Los Angeles staff members to Texas, and Samantha knew immediately that she wanted to go.

Best Friends had staff on the ground in Texas on August 28th, shortly after the hurricane hit. The Los Angeles team deployed to Houston about one week later, once the organization knew where help was needed most. Continue reading “Caring for Cats Displaced by Hurricane Harvey: An Interview with Samantha Bell DiGenova”

Sophie Helps a Cat Colony #sundayswithsophie

Sophie here! I hope all you hoomans and kitties are enjoying your Sunday. I’m just taking a break from my Sunday snoozing to drop in with a message from Mom.

Mom recently learned about a colony of cats at her alma mater. A kind gentleman is caring for the colony. He feeds the colony twice a day, including on the weekends. And he hasn’t taken a vacation in eight years because he wants to make sure the cats are fed every day and that they never miss a meal! Now that’s dedication.

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It’s All About Me! #weekendswithwoodrow

Woodrow here! The newest cool cat of the Three Chatty Cats household. Hey, waitaminute! Shouldn’t Mom change the blog to be called Four Chatty Cats? I’ll have to talk to her about that.

Anyway, I just wanted to properly introduce myself. Mom gets so wrapped up with the foster cats that sometimes she forgets to feature us resident cats. But I can’t blame her. After all, up until last month, I was one of those foster cats! But I told her. I said, “Foster Mama, I’d like to call you regular Mama, if that’s okay with you.” And of course, she obliged. Continue reading “It’s All About Me! #weekendswithwoodrow”

Remember Me Thursday is Three Weeks Away #RememberMeThursday

Last year we helped shine a light on pets waiting for their forever homes in shelters by participating in Remember Me Thursday. This year the special day to remember shelter pets is September 28th, 2017.

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