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Indoor Kitty

Indoor Kitty

Ninth Life Cat Rescue insists that all cats adopted from us be kept as indoor pets. It offers the best chance for a long, healthy life for your pet. Additionally, many cities such as Mississauga and Oakville now have by-laws stating that cats cannot run loose outdoors.

Keep your cat(s) safe from communicable diseases, suffering injury from dogs or other predators such as coyotes, injuries from cat fights, avoid problems with neighbours, and your cat getting lost or possibly hit by a car.

From Purina: Indoor vs Outdoor Debate

From Petplace: Seven Summer Dangers for Your Pet Cat

Some of the cats and kittens we offer for adoption have always been indoors and know nothing different. Others might have been living outdoors short or long term. Once you get them home, they may or may not want to get outside again. Here is some information to help with transitioning your pet to staying indoors.

Training Your Cat to Not Meow to Go Outside

Some people have successfully trained their cats to walk on a leash outside. Never use the harness and leash to tie your cat outside. You must stay with kitty at all times. 2019 Cat Life Today review of cat harnesses.

Walking Your Cat

Another option to allow kitty some outdoor time is an outdoor catio of some kind. There are many types available and/or plans for do-it-yourself versions.

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Fostering Cats & Kittens

Fostering Cats & Kittens

FOSTERS NEEDED!

This is our busiest time of the year. We get many calls a day asking for help. While we would love to help every cat we get called for, we can’t do it without fosters. And we desperately need more fosters now.

If you can provide a safe, warm, loving space for as little as 3-4 days to several months, we need you!

Please take the first step in helping us to help them. Fill out a foster application today:

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Easter Lilies

Easter Lilies

Please be aware that Easter Lilies
are very dangerous for cats.

JUST ONE BITE of a petal, leaves, the stem, or even the pollen of an Easter lily can wreak havoc on your kitty’s digestive system and, if left untreated, can lead to kidney failure and death.

For more information, visit Pet Health Network.

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Pasta for Paws Reminder

Pasta for Paws Reminder

Advance tickets only to Thursday, April 18 !

BUY TICKETS on CANADA HELPS

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Barbara Caffe, 387 Barton Street in Stoney Creek
Doors open at 6:00 pm & dinner at 6:45 pm

Advance tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children under 12 years,
and free for children under 5 years of age.

Only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door
at the above cost plus $5.00

We have amazing raffle prizes to be won including an InstaPot, dog and cat themed baskets, A Burlap & Twine Gift Set, gift cards from Boon Burger Hamilton, The Hearty Hooligan, Planted in Hamilton, Roma Bakery , M&M Markets, Flying Squirrel Hamilton and more!

All you can eat pasta, bruschetta, salads and dessert! The meal is vegan friendly and can be made gluten free by request.

It’s going to be an amazing night with fabulous people supporting a very worthy cause; Ninth Life Cat Rescue of Ontario!

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Allergic to Cats & Kittens?

Allergic to Cats & Kittens?

Soon our adoption centres will be again filling with kittens and cats. Some of our adopters will not have had exposure to cats or kittens before so it is wise to make sure no one at the home is allergic. It is distressing both for the new adopter (especially if they have children) and the cat if the animal must be returned due to allergies.

If you are not sure if someone in your house is allergic. we ask that that the whole family visit at least once to see how they react to the cats in the adoption centre.

We have updated our existing article on allergies to cats with a new link that we think you will find helpful: Two Cat Freaks.

The original article is Allergic to Cats? Catchoo!

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