Saturday, October 27, 2012

pics for treats - lickety stik - win the lollipop for pets

the lickety stik is a low-cal, liquid treat, made right here in the good ol' US of A.  available in fun flavors like bacon, cheese, and tuna, just pop off the cap and let your pet lick the roller-ball, mess-free!

good for training, the screw-on cap means your hands and pockets stay clean.

want to WIN one of each flavor?  pick up a bottle at your nearest madcat and post a pic of your pet enjoying it on our facebook page.  we'll draw a cat and dog winner at random on election night.  so get snapping!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Storm kitten goes home - an adoption tail

good news!  the little kitten who came in from the rain is finally getting her happy ending.  storm was spayed by our pals at friends of ferals and went home to her new family that same day to recuperate in comfort.

why did her story take so long to come to its happy ending?  ringworm - a fungal infection usually brought on by damp conditions (storm=rain) that causes little hair-less lesions on the skin.  treatment is easy but no-fun and can take up to two months.  since ringworm is very contagious it is unfortunately common to see it in rescue situations like this.  (dchs has a whole program devoted to fighting it.)

but alas, all is well now and the little girl will be living the good life with her stella and chewy's freeze-dried food, a happy home, and no rain in sight.

to help other cats and kittens in need please consider donating time, money, or food to a local rescue.  donations given locally stay in the community and help further dane county's goal of achieving no kill.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

oct. 16 - national feral cat day!

national feral cat day was started by feral outreach group alleycat allies over a decade ago with the goals of making feral cat management part of the community discussion and to reduce kill rates at the shelters in which they often end up.

changing public opinion on wild cats is important - these aren't bad cats, they are not homeless, they just happen to live outside, and, for the most part, do okay on their own.  human caregivers coordinate through local groups, like dane county friends of ferals, to provide food, health care and spay/neuter services to these kitties who would otherwise breed till the cows came home.

a no kill community has to have a plan for its feral cats that doesn't include a one-way ticket to animal control.  this is where T-N-R comes in.  catch 'em, snip 'em, release 'em.  humane management of wild colonies is key to the no kill equation.

want to help?  get involved or donate!  volunteer opportunities include everything from community outreach (lobby for cats!), transportation to/from shelters, foster care, and even feeding.  madcat accepts any and all donations:  food, towels, blankets, $$.

know of a feral cat in need of a snippin'?  friends of ferals is holding a spayathon this saturday, oct. 20th.