The Jerusalem Animal Protection Society (JSPCA) NEEDS YOUR HELP


Last year during a trip to Israel, I spent a day at the JSPCA Shelter just outside of Jerusalem, and was amazed how hard the volunteers all worked there to help care for all the homeless animals.

Recently, they have had a series of break-ins, where luckily no animals were harmed, but a lot of things were stolen from the premises or vandalised. 

At the JSPCA Shelter

They have now launched a week long campaign for Jewish Giving Day on July 10th, in order to raise money to buy a security system for the Jerusalem SPCA shelter so that there will be no more break-ins in the future.

Please click on this link to go to their campaign page and donate to help them protect and secure the animals and the shelter. This campaign will succeed if they can count on you to share the campaign with your friends and on your Facebook, Twitter and other social media, as well as donate, and tell your friends and family that you donated and ask them to give too… 

Howling doggie and cute ginger cat at the JSPCA Shelter


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Finally, a Pet Crematorium for Lanzarote!


Someone has been listening to the many voices of pet owners here in Lanzarote, and we now finally have a crematorium for our furbabies! I know this is quite a sad subject, but an important one too. I for one, would love to be able to make my kitties’ passing as loving and luxurious as all the things that I have given them in life.

Cat urns "Estrella" modelPet owners in Lanzarote who lost a beloved pet, have had until now no option to give their deceased pet a decent and dignified send-off. If your pet died at the vets or was found dead in the road, it will be sent to the municipal animal crematorium in Arrecife and chucked in with all the other animals, including roadkill and leftover carcasses from slaughter houses. To a loving pet owner, this is very non-personal and quite horrible really. If you have a garden, then sometimes burial is possible, but many of us live in apartments, and some of us go and find a secluded spot in the country to do a discrete burial – both options are, however, illegal.

cat and dog urnsHela Pet Crematorium is in Arrecife, and their cremation service (based on a 5kg animal), including one of their very sweet basic urns, costs around €75, so is very affordable to most people. 

Having two 18 year old tabby boys makes me aware every day that their clocks are ticking and we don’t have that much time left together, and I am glad that when the time comes, I now have the option to see them off to the Rainbow Bridge with the dignity the deserve…


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Meet the Australian Kitty Foster Fail Lady rescuing cats in the Philippines


I had the pleasure of doing an interview for Catster with the wonderful Michelle of Kitty Central, who is a total heroine to her 9 cats, and also to many other cats that she has rescued and fostered.  

:: CLICK HERE to read her story ::

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Trap Neuter Return – Harbour Cats Puerto del Carmen


A friend and I trapped one of the feral kittens from the cat colony in the Old Town Harbour in Puerto del Carmen yesterday, took it to the vet to be neutered, and returned it to its familiar surroundings today.

Here it is reunited with its mum and litter mates (licking the vet stench off its fur!).


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SARA Lanzarote Animal Shelter Open Day – Promoting Adoptions


Our local animal shelter had an open day today to promote adoptions of pet dogs and cats. The event was incredibly well attended, but as I am more interested in socialising with kitties (and dogs too, but they tire me out too much!), most of the photos featured here are of — yes you guessed it — felines…

The full photo set of cats, dogs and also some humans can be found here on Flickr.

The “Older Kittens” Room
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And the “Younger Kittens” Room
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But older kitties are so beautiful too and need homes as well!
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Four Pawed Pet Bowls!


I want you to meet Dylan Kendall, a professional cat rescuer & talented artist!

In her spare time she helps rescue and find homes for homeless four pawed cats. Most recently, she was able to trap a starving kitten by her home who spent an entire night crying for help. All it took was a trap, some yummy cat food, 10 minutes and the kitten would then forever be spoiled! Dylan brought him inside and gave him time to rest for the night. He moved so fast, that she named him Rocket! This kitten has grown to love humans, fellow felines and a 3 legged Chihuahua.

Dylan is a ceramist and a home accessories designer and she has designed these dog and cat bowls perched on 4 little paws called “Four Pawed Pet Bowls“, which are just so darn adorable!  They are raised to help enforce healthy digestion, and are made from bacteria-resistant stoneware.

    

However, she needs to successfully fund them on Kickstarter first in order to bring them onto the market. Can I ask you all to help her out by backing her pledging as little as 1 USD (you can use your Facebook account to sign in, no need to create a Kickstarter account unless you want to!). The way it works, you will only get charged if the goal is reached, and if not, you just won´t. If the goal is reached, they can start delivering these gorgeous bowls by October.

Here´s the link:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dylankendall/four-pawed-pet-bowls

AND PLEASE SHARE THIS on Facebook / Twitter / social media, if you can – thanks! 🙂


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