Guest Post: I am a Community Cat advocate. How about you?

Hi everyone,

Today’s Guest post comes on the topic of cats that don’t always have the luxury of having a sheltered home! And a very important message from our friends over at Street Cat Communique by beth frank:

I am a Community Cat advocate!

This all really started for me after I read a book called “Community Cats” by Anne Beall. It is a great story but I was especially moved by the statistics it in.

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Five percent of the people in the United Sates know what Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is. That means 95% don’t have a clue about it or its importance in saving companion animals’ lives, including dogs. The book also has another stunning statistic: only two percent of Community Cats in the US are spayed or neutered. Despite all the efforts of great people, throughout the world, it is making only a dent in the whole problem.

Community Cats are not just wild or feral cats. They may also be cats whose owners have abandoned them or cats that have become lost. Almost all of the problem can be attributed to one source: humans.

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At that point, I then decided that there was a clear need to educate more people to increase the scale and willingness of TNR. When TNR occurs, it will reduce the killing in our animal “shelters”.

How does this happen? When a Community Cat is brought into a “shelter” where there is a TNR program in place, the cat is spayed/neutered and returned to where it was found. The cat will no longer reproduce and add to even more Community Cats. By not holding these cats in cages, it opens up more room for dogs. The bottom line is fewer animals are killed and more find homes.

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Street Cat Communique by beth frank blog was created. The main focus of the blog is to increase education on this to prevent the needless killing that we all detest.

I am also president of Community Cats United, Inc. (Trap-Neuter-Return Community). We have over 6,500 members and over 840 groups from all over the world to advocate for Community Cats, including 77 countries and all 50 US states.

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How can you become part of the Community Cat Movement? Like us and share our pages and posts. Together we need to spread the word about Community Cats and the importance of TNR programs.

I am a Community Cat advocate! How about you?

Here are the other links for our groups:

Street Cat Communique by beth frank
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=866666176780915&fref=ts
Twitter: StCatCommunique
Community Cats United, Inc. (Trap-Neuter-Return Community)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1479283405672836
Twitter: CMTYCatsUnite
Community Cats by Anne Beall
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=348936148607673&fref=ts

We hope you enjoyed this guest post with a very important message. And please do sign up to our Newsletter! :)

Thanks,

Marc

Giveaway: Win tickets to the nation’s favourite pet show!

Hello everyone,

Soon it will be time for the amazing National Pet Show on the 7th & 8th of May. This time it is in London’s Excel Arena and we will be there so you should try and meet up with us at the show!

We will of course be providing you with details of what we saw at last years show in the next coming weeks so you know what amazing things to expect. ;)

But in the meantime you can be in with a chance of bagging yourself a pair of tickets! In total we are giving away 5 pairs of tickets so read on.

About the Show:

The National Pet Show returns to ExCeL London on 7-8 May 2016; an unmissable event for pet lovers, owners and families nationwide.

Get up-close and personal to hundreds of different animals, from small furry creatures in the Burgess Small Furries Zone to aquatic wonders in the Fluval Aquatics Area, feathered friends in the Fluval Animal Zone, handsome stable yard members and exotic species, and not forgetting your favourite felines and four-legged friends in the popular Cat and Dog Zones.

Receive top tips and free pet care advice from a host of leading experts including trusted vets, nurses, trainers, behaviourists, breeders, animal associations and charities. Whether you own a pet already, or are deciding which one would best fit in with your lifestyle, find out all you need to know about your favourite animal and learn about each type of pet.

Don’t leave empty handed, hit the aisles and shop ‘til you drop with stylish accessories, tasty treats and the latest gadgets on offer for your cherished pet.

Witness must-see spectacles starring amazing animal action! The National Pet Show offers a weekend filled with an action-packed line up of features including the one-of-a-kind ‘Rabbit Show Jumping’ phenomenon and hilariously entertaining ‘Duck Herding’, both back by popular demand. The incredible bouncing bunnies are part of a unique display that can’t be seen at any other event in the UK, so well worth a visit!

Loyal fans of The Supervet will have the chance to see Noel Fitzpatrick as he takes to the stage as part of the Eukanuba Supervet Live Tour. This is your chance to take a front row seat to hear first-hand from Noel as he recounts the latest heart-warming stories from his popular Channel 4 series, and reveals the latest advances in the veterinary profession.

The Eukanuba SuperTheatre will also play host to live performances from the canine stars of SuperDogs Live sponsored by Confused.com, an amazing Birds of Prey display plus a spectacular reptile show with the renowned Crocodile Joe!

Don’t miss the popular Hill’s School 4 Dogs, which features live training and demonstrations from leading behaviourist and trainers. Learn how to train even the most disobedient dog and gain invaluable insight into the best care practices, all designed to enhance those special relationships between owners and their beloved pets.

Cat lovers will be delighted to hear of the return of Topcats, a competition launched especially for the National Pet Show by the GCCF (Governing Council of Cat Fancy) which provides essential information for owners seeking advice on kick-starting their feline friend’s foray into entering cat shows. Visitors of the show will even have the opportunity to enter their cats to be in with a chance of being crowned the cat’s whiskers and outshining their rivals.

As well as providing a truly fantastic day out, the National Pet Show is proud to promote responsible pet ownership and animal welfare to ensure visitors are armed with the most up-to-date information to give their pet, whatever species, a happy and healthy lifestyle. Partnering with reputable associations and charities underlines the show’s unfaltering commitment to the wellbeing of all creatures, great and small.

For more information visit the National Pet Show website – www.thenationalpetshow.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/nationalpetshow
Twitter – www.twitter.com/nationalpetshow / @nationalpetshow 

Katzenworld is offering 5 lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets each to UK’s favourite pet show. In our Initial post we are giving away 2 of these pairs followed by a second round later on.

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Tickets are valid any day and are limited to one pair per winner. So what are you waiting for? Enter using the methods below!

Giveaway:
To enter for your own chance just click here and gain entries at winning the tickets. The more entries you gain the higher the chance you could win the pair of tickets!

You can gain extra entries as follows:
1. For Tweeting about the event through the GiveawayTool – 3 Entries
2. Sign up for our newsletter via mail chimp – 5 Entries
3. Follow us or the National Pet Show on Twitter – 4 Entries
4. Follow us on Pinterest – 2 Entries
5. Follow us on Bloglovin – 2 Entries
6. Make a comment stating you would like to enter and your email address on this post (for those that don’t use social media) – 4 Entries
7. Visit us or the National Pet Show on Facebook – 1 Entry

To find out more or book tickets head over to the official website @ http://www.thenationalpetshow.com/

Please note, animals at the show are subject to change

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway by clicking here by the 23rd of February, good luck everyone! :)

Thanks,

Marc

Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday (Week 80)

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another week of Tummy Rub Tuesday! Oh, and if you haven’t subscribed to our newsletter yet, why not sign up by clicking here to never miss a TRT again. :D

The easiest way to join TRT is by sending us photos to info@katzenworld.co.uk.

This adorable cat basked in sunshine joins us from Dennis’s Diary of Destruction!

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This is Pearli she has also been sent in by Fiona. :) More on her Blog here.

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Sweet little Cosmo is totally exhausted after a long day of eating, napping and playing. More on his blog!

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This has to be one of the cutest and fluffiest tummies! Fogg joins us from pause.sigh.go.hi

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This is Jazzy and something tells me she “wants to be put down and get her tummy rubbed already!” ;) Entered by one of our Twitter friends!

These cute kittens were sent in to us via email! Now if they don’t deserve a tummy rub… :D

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And last but not least is Tubbalina, who was entered by one of our Twitter friends.

And in case you missed last week’s post click here to see the full list!

Now we need ALL of you! Do you want to see your cat featured and join our fun blog roll? Follow the steps below. :D

All you need to do is post a photo or photo story of your furfriend on your own Blog and add your post link onto our linky app by clicking here or by leaving a comment with the direct link.

Should you not have an own Blog you can participate by sending us an email with your photo to info@katzenworld.co.uk – just let us know what you would like to have listed as source! :)

And to make it fair your cat photos don’t have to be a tummy shot we do understand that not all cats like showing off their belly! So any fun photo story will be fine but tummy ones will be even better :D

And on next week’s’ #TRT we will be posting photos with links back to all you guys in the weekly Tummy Rub Tuesday post!!!

A big thank you to all participants from all of us here at Katzenworld.

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