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Why All Cats Should Be Indoor Pets

Why All Cats Should Be Indoor Pets

Did you know the average life expectancy of an outdoor cat is almost 50% lower than that of an indoor cat? While an indoor cat can live up to 15 – 18 years, the average life of an outdoor cat is only around 6 – 10 years. Read More →

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Consider the Possibilities

Consider the Possibilities

Congratulations, you have decided to adopt a rescue cat! You want to help save a life and give a rescue cat a deserving home.

You walk into the adoption centre and then what happens? Like most people, your eye will be drawn to the kittens bouncing around or the unique long haired white cat with the sparkling green eyes. Or maybe it is the energetic one year old orange tabby. The younger or more interesting always catch everyone’s eye first. This is natural.

However, what about the others? Read More →

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Introducing Kitty to Your Home

Introducing Kitty to Your Home

Introducing Kitty to Your Home

You are excited to bring home your new furry friend. The carrier is opened, and kitty races for the nearest place to hide, often under a bed where you cannot reach them.

Patience! Some cats adapt quickly to their new home but it is far more common for the cat or kitten to hide initially. As great as your new home is, this is a major adjustment for kitty, who may have had a not-so-good experience in a previous home. Read More →

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Canned Food versus Kibble: The Great Debate

Canned Food versus Kibble: The Great Debate

“Won’t canned food make my cat fat?”
“Isn’t dry food higher in protein?”
“My cat drinks plenty of water so why should I give canned food?
“Isn’t kibble the best for keeping my cat’s teeth clean?”

These are just some of the questions that cat owners ask when trying to decide what to feed their beloved feline. These questions come from both novice adopters as well as experienced cat owners. There are many misconceptions about canned food and its importance in a cat’s everyday diet. Let’s look at some of the myths about canned food. Read More →

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The Two Kitten Rule

The Two Kitten Rule

The Two Kitten Rule

Visitors to our shelters are immediately drawn to kittens and their antics, and who can blame them! There’s no doubt kittens are adorable—they’re playful, lovable and oh-so-much fun. However, what people sometimes tend to forget is that kittens are also come with quite a bit more ‘work’ than an older cat. Read More →

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