Tips to Help Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy

The freedom of being outdoors comes with many risks to your beloved feline. As Dr. Marty Becker points out, outdoor cats typically have shorter life spans and are vulnerable to predators, disease, accidents, parasites and, as unthinkable as it may be, even human cruelty.

If you consider your responsibility as a cat owner to ensure your cat is safe, comfortable and happy (and we hope you do!), keep him indoors and create an enriching, safe world that engages his natural instincts. Here are a few ways to do just that.

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Ivory Trade In our own backyards

Originally posted on Fight for Rhinos:

Mention wildlife crime and poaching, and the topic generally turns to China, Vietnam and the Asian communities. Their high demand for wildlife in medicinal and mythical remedies seems to be the root of the evil.

Yet while quick to focus on the Eastern part of the globe, we’re missing what’s closer to home. The US is the second largest ivory market in the world. In 2011 a TON of ivory was seized in a single raid in New York alone.

illegal ivory trade in US by: IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)

The Fish and Wildlife Service has about 200 agents across the U.S., and just one  ivory or rhino horn investigation can occupy up to 30 agents and take 18 months. Severely understaffed and in many cases lacking training, the current laws aren’t enforceable. It is estimated for every crate or shipment that is confiscated, at least ten get through.

There is hope…

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Animals Would Join this Conference

Originally posted on Alexandra´s Animal Awareness Blog:

photos: Best Friends photos: Best Friends

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If you have never attended a conference concerning animal welfare you might want to see what it is like to be in a room with like-minded people with many similar goals. No plans for the summer yet? Here is a fabulous option:

This conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia:

“Best Friends National Conference schedule is now available. Find out what’s in store for you during this truly inspirational, educational weekend. Click here to view the schedule.

Be sure to take a look at all the fantastic sessions the conference is offering. Whether you’re interested in learning more about animal care, no-kill components or marketing strategies, we have a track that’s just right for you.”

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Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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