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Another photo in the series of the neighbourhood stray cats.

This cat was relaxing after I had fed it some much needed food.

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Found this little kitten at Hart Park today. Poor little guy had been abandoned at the park and then sprayed by a skunk. My friend took him home and is going to keep him. It's so sad anyone could abandon any animal.

“Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.”

Blaise Pascal

 

While my daughter was sitting reading in the garden of our hotel in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia; a stray cat jumped on the table and slept on my daughter’s hand!

 

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It's impossible to determine how many stray cats and dogs live in the United States but estimates for cats alone are as high as 70 million. We humans like to think of ourselves as shepherds of this world but when you see how irresponsibly we perform this duty, it seems that we're failing at the job. We call cats and dogs our best friends and open our homes to them, yet so many of us fail to treat them as friends or family. When these "best friends" become inconvenient, many are neglected, mistreated or dumped off and left to fend for themselves. This is a sad state of affairs. We really should take up the roll as shepherds and protect and care for the other animals with whom we share this planet! We get so wrapped up in our busy lives in the little bubble that we have created for ourselves that we tend to ignore the needs of the natural world from which we came. Starvation is a horrible way to die, yet it happens to thousands of dogs and cats every day. What can one person possibly do to make a change? First and foremost, have your dog or cat neutered! Live trap strays and have them neutered. Find where the strays congregate and feed them! Volunteer at your local shelter and make a deposit of love that will be returned to you a thousand fold! Report suspected cases of animal abuse and/or neglect to the proper authorities. Support local rescue organizations with whatever time or money you can afford. A little love goes a long way toward improving the life of an animal waiting with hope for a forever home. Spread a little love to the precious creatures with whom we share this planet. Then you can look in the mirror and see someone who is making a difference!

 

I took this photograph of Mia way back in December as part of a project that I still can't say anything about. I finally got permission to upload this, though, as it is an unused outtake. There will be one other outtake following.

 

This day was really awesome. I got permission from the local animal park, Wild Animal Safari, to go take photographs there, and we got slobbered and jumped on by all of the animals.

  

Sète le 04 Août 2014. Nous sommes un lundi. Le soleil tombe enfin ...

Une journée chaude.

A l'abri.

A cette heure, les ombres prennent leur proportions de titans.

Nous allons en moto, avec la Chris toute serrée contre moi, errer sur le quai Brassens, Pointe Courte.

 

Nous retrouvons nos chats moins errants que nous. Certains dorment encore avant l'arrivée de leurs nuits de maraudes.

Puis ces barques dans un désordre savants. Ces filets et bouées en tous sens. Ces passerelles fragiles. Ces ciels se mettant en braise.

Et... ces linges colorés qui, secoués comme des chiffons, sèchent aux vents sur un fil ...

Tout en un "entre soi" .

...

 

Sète 4 August 2014. We are a Monday. The sun finally falls ...

A hot day.

A shelter.

At this time, the shadows take their proportions of titans.

We will bike with Chris all tight against me, wandering on the dock Brassens, Pointe Courte.

 

We find our least we stray cats. Some are still sleeping before the arrival of their nights of marauding.

Then the boats in a learned disorder. These nets and buoys in all directions. These fragile gateways. These skies are putting coals.

... And these colorful cloths which, shaken like rags, dry winds on a wire ...

All in one "between oneself"

The Green Heron is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the Striated Heron, and together they were called "Green-backed Heron". They are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii. Green herons are one of the few species of animal known to use tools. In particular, they commonly use bread crusts, insects, or other items as bait. The bait is dropped onto the surface of a body of water in order to lure fish. When a fish takes the bait, the green heron will then grab and eat the fish. No processing or touch-ups

   

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Wat Arun, Bangkok, Thailand

Stray cat puppies playing and discovering life in Artaki, on Euboea on July 14, 2017

Christmas came early for this stray! He's a non-complainer and is comfortable in our home despite getting the evil eye and growls from Jasmine.

Stray cat hiding from me on the island of Pico.

Post and photos by my daughter for some reason the Small Animal portion of the Shelter is full to bursting!

 

Some of the cuties who are currently available at Toronto Animal Services, South Shelter.

 

Up top is Bolt, I've posted her before because she is SO CUTE. Bolt came in on Sept 22 as a stray. I can't believe no one claimed her because she is the single friendliest bunny in the world.

Today ,i went to temple to pary.Store next to the temple gate i saw the stray cat,it seems very hungry,so i bought some foods give it to eat.it was very careful took foods back to its "home".

This cutie was resting in a park.

*Working Towards a Better World

 

11 Facts About Animal Homelessness in the USA Acccording to

DO SOMETHING.ORG

 

1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.

2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.

3. Homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1.

4. 3 to 4 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes. Act as a publicist for your local shelter so pets can find homes. Sign up for Puppy PR.

5. Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized because they do not get adopted.

6. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.

7. 25% of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.

8. Over 20% of people who leave dogs in shelters adopted them from a shelter.

9. It’s impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the U.S. Estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.

10. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these “excess” animals killed annually.

11. Many strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification.

 

Some links to learn more about animal cruelty and the importance of caring for our pets:

 

DO SOMETHING.ORG Explore Campaigns

www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-animal-homelessness

 

ANIMAL-RIGHTS-ACTION.COM

www.animal-rights-action.com/pet-abandonment.html

 

How Many Dogs Are There in the World?

www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201209/how-man...

 

Pet Statistics - ASPCA

www.aspca.org/about-us/faq/pet-statistics

 

12 Alarming Facts About Pet Homelessness - ONE GREEN PLANET

www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/12-alarming-facts...

I am such an ardent animal lover that people make fun of me for it. I can't help it; ever since I was a little girl, animals have been a part of my world, and the bonds between us have been deep ones. There was no deeper bond than the one between me and my beloved Squeegee.

 

Squeeks was one of a bunch of strays living outside where I once worked at a fabric store here in town. i adopted him after his father, a cat I called Mr. Bill because of how long and loudly he would yell at me when I called him and he came running, was found to have feline AIDS and I couldn't adopt him because he would infect the kitty I already had at home, Noelle. Squeegee was second choice then, but it took almost no time for that to change. He became the best pet I ever had, and the interaction we had was a beautiful thing.

 

Squeegee would warn me when I had migraines coming on. Because of his incessant alerts, which would usually occur in the middle of the night, when the headaches were just starting, I avoided a great many painful days by being able to catch the migraine in time. Squeeks would also let me know if there was trouble in the house- especially with one of the other cats. He would act like an early warning system in the case of most any kind of trouble! When, after I had him for a year, Squeeks nearly died, I literally went into bankruptcy in order to save his life, and for the rest of his life, the good he did me was repaid in kind.

 

Squeegee died on October 19, 2015. God had been good to me for many years, saving my precious kitty who helped me so much through so much pain, but in the end, the kidneys that almost failed when he was 2, finally gave out when he was about 18. There will never be another Squeegee and I miss him terribly. Each new life leaves its mark on our hearts, and my newest additions are doing that, too. This one, though, will probably always be my favorite and most precious fur baby.

Used by local farmers to protect their fields against stray animals.

Stray cat puppies playing and discovering life in Artaki, on Euboea on July 14, 2017

在庫セール。3年半前の写真です。この子が自分の膝に乗っててファインダとか見られないため、全く偶然に撮れた写真。

Keiko had a tough beginning! Twelve years ago when she was a kitten, my dad discovered her & her litter mates homeless near a dumpster. My dad cared for her until I adopted her at six months old.

 

Eleven years ago, a cat hating neighbor unbeknownst to me captured her and took her to the local animal shelter.She was wearing a collar and id tags, so this person could have called and complained to me personally instead. The shelter called and said she was there and the person who brought her in treated her roughly. Since then, we have moved and i don't let her out of my sight.

 

She has been the most loving and mellow cat there is. She is a tad overweight [we're working on that] and had acupuncture for a mystery skin rolling condition-which is now pretty much gone.

 

Her two favorite things are canned tuna and being brushed. Here she is peeking thru our deck railing....enjoying a rare dry day !!

March 1st is the day we celebrate her birthday.

Animals in their Habitat: Salt River Horses. This is a difficult topic. There is a community of horse lovers here who love this herd passionately and in a way defensively. Federal agencies have made weak attempts to remove them. When you observe the animals enjoying their free, rather secure live, splashing through the year-round running river, fighting for mates, forming bachelor groups and harems, raising foals, and all this trustingly in viewing distance of photographers and other admirers, you are apt to agree that they are a rare treasure.But any ecologist sees a growing herd of feral, not wild, horses that propagate unchecked by any meaningful predation in a very delicate desert environment. It seems difficult to find common ground. Even attempts to control birth-rates by chemical sterilization are vehemently decried by the human friends of the horses. The river so far is the saving grace - the members of the growing herd look well-fed and healthy and do not seem to stray too far into the real desert. I have not seen any impact studies concerning river banks or nitrate loads ...

* I encountered this stray kitten some weeks ago when we went to have a drink at a hotel/restaurant in a nearby village. It was living with other cats in the gardens of the hotel. I fed it some of my creamcheese sandwiches but she was very wary. I could see her health was not up to par. When I got home I couldn’t get her out of my thoughts. So I mailed some of the local animal welfare foundations telling them about my concern for the cats. Apparently they were aware of this particular cat and they told me they would go for another look. I hope they can catch her, neuter her and cure her. And I hope the hotel staff will feed her a bit.

 

Update:

I got the information that this cat is already neutered and is taken care of by people from the staff. They can now approach her and pet her a bit and she looks much healthier. There are apparently lots of stray cats there and they all get fed. If the cats need medical help, they know who to contact. *

 

Update 2: I hesitated to add this because it really hurts and it may hurt others, but it's reality. This kitten didn't make it. She probably had some sort of disease in the end and she died. I decided to write this, to let people know (if they don't know already) that there are so many sweet stray cats (and dogs) out there that need a home and medical attention. So please don't forget about them and donate to your local animal shelter or adopt a former stray cat. Please neuter your cats and/or when you find a stray cat, make sure it gets neutered. Please take resposibility for the animals in your neighbourhood, they can't make it on their own.

Stray cat puppies playing and discovering life in Artaki, on Euboea on July 14, 2017

 

from Blogger Photographer captures the wise faces of stray cats

via Grabey.com

Stray cat puppies playing and discovering life in Artaki, on Euboea on July 14, 2017

WORLD ANIMAL DAY, October 4

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