Good evening, Felinity Assembled!
Nikita here to announce that we are back, and ready to rumble!
The computer is fixed, at last!
Welcome to WORLD MEWS REPURRT!
Brought to you by the world class repurrting and researching team, of yours truly, Nikita Cat and Elvira Mistress of Felinity, at the Feline News Network (FNN)!
We consider it our mission to bring you the news that possibly no-one but our fellow felines and their humans, could give a fig about!
We aim to point you toward these stories and sometimes even toss in our 2 cents worth on them as well.
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Let's get this show on the road!
1. As we settle in to Houston we are looking to learn about shelters and rescues in the area.
One of the oldest, and most respected is Citizens for Animal Protection.
It describes itself this way: "Citizens for Animal Protection is a non-profit organization, founded in 1972, which shelters, rescues and places homeless animals for adoption with loving families. CAP advocates respect and compassion for animal life and provides humane education to help prevent cruelty to animals."
Recently, it "received a grant for $10,000.00 from the national ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in New York. The grant will be used to supplement the cost of four “Feral Cat Surgery Days” at CAP’s in-house clinic."
How this all squares with a very disturbing story in a recent edition of the Houston Press Weekly is something we hope to discover by exploring the website now that we have our computer back. It seems some volunteers, and a big name activist in town, have been caught doing a few things they shouldn't.
Added value to this story is the lengthy back and forth, involving several players in the story, disputing various things, and a comment by a rep of No Kill Houston pointing out that Cap4pets is not Open Admission or No Kill (Even supposedly "keeping their kill rate a secret from the public")
2. Back in July the Portent Blog had an interesting story discussing "5 Things Kitten Photos Can Teach Us About Internet Marketing".
I find this interesting as Daddy set up a Pinterest account, a year ago, and began sharing some of the pics from our Street Seens series (As 2013 begins we plan on encouraging Daddy to add more to the Pinterest, we promise!)
3. In the 1760's Russian Empress Catherine the Great had a vermin problem at the new Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.
What to do? What TO do? She called on the local feline community to help out and, for almost 250 years, generations of Royal Mousers have been on the job.
Enjoy the wonderful 2 1/2 min. video report at The Presurfer
4. Usually I find cat related posts on Boing Boing worth sharing, but one I found about a website featuring images of cats indifferent to humans in amatuer porn, didn't interest me at all, not in the least...I wasn't even interested enough to show it to Daddy Kiril for his opinion.
5. As you know many cats have ran for President of the United States in recent years...and failed miserably.
Maybe they should consider starting small, at the local level, first.
Forget Sarah Palin, check out this guy!
Mayor Stubbs has been at the helm of the small town of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years.
7. OK, SOMEONE has some serious issues. :-D
Just a Hen Who Thinks She Hatched Kittens (Photos)
8. Over at Misanthropology 101 the writer is willing to learn from cats.
9. The next time your human says he or she is going out for some KFC you might want to ask a few questions...Just sayin'. :-D
10. In a city in Peru there is a debate about "120 felines who populate the sidewalks and grass, lounge in the trees and shelter behind the grates of at the Church of the Miraculous Virgin, where they are fed by devoted volunteers."
Apparently "some of the cats descend from a pair municipal authorities introduced in the late 1990s to control a rat infestation. Others were abandoned by people tired of caring for them."
Thank you Ann, of Zoolatry, for a pair of Christmas badges for our blog (The other will be used in Carnival of the Cats, tomorrow.).