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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CAT!

THIS MONTH AT

July:            National Lost Pet Prevention Month
July 4:           Independence Day

July 15:         National Pet Fire Safety Day
July 21:         National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day



In This Month's Issue of
     July News
 

>Pet Loss Prevention Resources
>July 4th Holiday Safety Tips
>Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare
>DIY Donations for Shelter Support
>Pet Fire Prevention & Safety
>Seasonal Pet Toxins & Treatments
>CATalyst Council's Latest & Greatest


 

July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month
 

The statistics on lost pets can and should be alarming to pet owners - reports show that one in three pets will be lost in its lifetime, however, only one in ten is found. In response to these frightening and frankly unacceptable numbers, PetHub created Lost Pet Prevention Month to increase awareness, decrease pet loss, and improve measures taken to prevent losing these family members. Aid the cause and protect your own furry friends by viewing and sharing the informative resources they provide.

One incredible resource in this endeavor is the
ASPCA Lost Pets App, which stores important information about your pets as well as advice and resources for finding a lost pet or managing an emergency situation. The app is free and available on both iPhone and Android platforms. 

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What Can You Do Today

Liberate Your Pets from Holiday Hazards
 

The July 4th weekend is a celebration marked by activities that stimulate all the senses, such as the sight of a bursting firework, the sound of a sizzling firecracker, or the smell of some smokey barbecue. However, it's important to remember that such activities might be a shock to the senses of your pets. Our furry friends are often frightened and either injured or lost due to July 4th celebrations. Keep your cat safe this holiday by following these timely tips this weekend.      

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Let Ring the Five Freedoms for Animals


The Five Freedoms were developed by the UK in 1965 and address the things animals most need and deserve from their human owners and companions. The ASPCA has provided a poster of these Five Animal Freedoms to be shared online or printed and posted in shelters. Show your purride for proper pet treatment and spread the word to encourage responsible pet ownership and happy four-legged friends everywhere.

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Easy Crafts to Comfort Cats


The greatest gift comes from the heart, or the craft aisle, or even the recycling bin. Summer is in session and it's the purrrfect time to pick up a project or fill your kids' free time with a fun and creative activity, which you can do by creating comfort items and toys for your local animals in need. For donations that are kind to shelter pets and your wallet,  try these simple enrichment crafts to bring your local shelter pets the comfort of home.  

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Cat Wellness in Every Way

Stop, Drop, and Protect Your Pets
 

You have your veterinarian on speed dial, supplies stored by the door, and a pet safety sticker on your window - you're ready to react to an emergency, but do you know how to prevent one? Pets accidentally cause almost 1,000 home fires each year, and if the proper precautions aren't taken, your home and your precious pet could be among those numbers. Have no fear: there's no fire here, and you can keep it that way by following these tips for keeping your home safe from an accident and your furry friends safe should an emergency occur.  

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Take Note of Timely Toxins 

Fun in the sun might be on the horizon, but keeping your pet safe never retires from the calendar. The summer months bring many plants, foods, medications and methods of pest control that can adversely affect your cats (and dogs and other critters) if not properly stored or administered. Some can even be lethal. Take care to be aware of lurking pet poisons by knowing what to avoid, what to lock up, and what to do when your precautions weren't quite enough. 
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Who Ya Gonna Call?

We'll give you a hint: it's not Bill Murray and the gang. But if your pet is suffering from a more sinister specter, it might not be Poison Control, either. If you suspect your pet has ingested a toxin but he is not behaving abnormally, don't hesitate to contact ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center or a local poison control organization. However, if your furry friend is exhibiting any signs of toxicity, skip the call and head to the nearest animal hospital immediately. 
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What's Happening at Catalyst

Proud to Support: SleepyPod!

            
The CATalyst Council Sponsors have been joined by SleepyPod,  the creator of the innovative mobile pet bed! The SleepyPod is a Triple Threat of safety and comfort for your pet, combining a pet bed, convenient carrier, and car seat. SleepyPod offers safety harnesses and other highly-ranked travel accessories as well. We are honored to welcome their support and overjoyed by the opportunity to advance the welfare of companion cats together!

View all of our incredible supporters and learn how to become one here.
CATalyst Connection
Forever Homes. Forever Health.


CATalyst Connection is the collaboration between animal shelters, owners, and healthcare providers to enhance the relationships within and between these communities to ensure cats (and dogs) receive the lifelong care they so need and deserve. 

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Send us an email at cats@catalystcouncil.org to begin the process of connecting your veterinary practice with CATalyst Connection.
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