Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Bond, a book by President of Humane Society

Wayne Pacelle will be at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Monday, May 9 at 6:30pm for book discussion and book signing.

Get their early!

Books & Books Coral Gables
265 Aragon Avenue | Coral Gables, Florida 33134 | 305.442.4408
STORE HOURS: Sun-Thur: 9am-11pm | Fri-Sat: 9am-Midnight

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A landmark work, The Bond (purchase below) is the passionate, insightful, and comprehensive examination of our special connection to all creatures, written by one of America's most important champions of animal welfare. Wayne Pacelle, the president of the Humane Society of the United States, unveils the deep links of the human-animal bond, as well as the conflicting impulses that have led us to betray this bond through widespread and systemic cruelty to animals. Pacelle explores the biological and historical underpinnings of the human-animal bond and reveals our newfound understanding of animals, including their remarkable emotional and cognitive capacities. An eye-opening must-read, The Bond reminds us that animals are at the center of our lives, they are not just a backdrop. How we treat them is one of the great themes of the human story. 6:30pm

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Update on Pet Airways

Pet Airways, the only airline designed specifically for four-legged pawsengers, this summer plans extended service. This is great news especially for rescue groups that are regularly finding homes for adoptable pets and looking beyond their home base.  IMPORTANT: this  ia possible solution if you have trusted friends or family members willing to adopt a cat from out of state. *

It will begin flights to St. Louis, Houston, Austin, Dallas and Orlando.
The Orlando facility will have a new style of pet lounge with enhanced services, such as grooming.

The new destinations bring the number of cities served by the airline, which began operations in 2009, to 14. The others are Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Omaha, Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale.

Airfare is minimum $149 each way depending how far in advance you book and the size of the pet. Flight attendants check the pawsengers every 15 minutes and given a potty break upon arrival before the designated recipient picks up the pet.

It's full service all the way!

*Beware of reported fraudulent schemes regarding pet transport. Pet Airways only services the continental United States and does not sell or arrange the sale of pets. Additionally, Pet Airways only accepts payment by credit card via our secure website. If you have been in contact with an individual claiming to use Pet Airways for transport of a pet for sale from outside the United States, or have paid for transport of a pet via Western Union, you may be unfortunately the victim of a scam. You may alert Western Union of a suspected fraud by calling
1-800-448-1492. If have you received emails from someone claiming to represent Pet Airways that originate from any domain other than, please forward the complete email so we may investigate further to

Monday, April 18, 2011

Feral Cat Caregivers--NBC News

Below is an NBC News report that offers a glimpse into the world of feral cats. In essence they are outdoor pets. After time, some become non feral and allow humans to pet them but they would not necessarily be happy indoors.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Giant Condoms in Miami

This is no laughing matter.  These giant condoms are coming to Miami with a critical message:
 SPAY & NEUTER your cat--even stray cats you feed!

The "giant condoms" will parade in downtown Miami and they are determined to let passersby know that the only way to save the more than 6 million unwanted cats and dogs who end up in U.S. animal shelters every year—half of whom are euthanized because there simply aren't enough good homes for them—is to spay or neuter their companion animals. Spaying one female dog can prevent 67,000 births in six years, and spaying one female cat can prevent 420,000 births in seven years.

Miami is facing an epidemic of homeless cats, especially in Miami Beach.  As animal advocates we are determined to make a difference!

What: Demonstration to raise awareness about spaying and neutering
Friday, April 15, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Intersection of W. Flagler Street and N. Miami Avenue, Miami (See this map.)

Please copy this link and email it to all your friends and family no matter where they may live.

If you live in South Florida and need information on how to sterilize your pet cat or stray cats in your neighborhood, please visit or email

Monday, April 11, 2011

Audrey "Tiffany" Hepburn

She's petite, slender, sassy, and lovable. Introducing Audrey "Tiffany" Hepburn. Audrey is one of the five new Riverfront black cats on the property.  And she is special. 

Smallest cat on the block

After feeding her for just a few days, she immediately warmed up to volunteers and allows you to pet her. She, like the other cats, comes running to the feeder and wants love and food. 

Audrey is very appreciative of her feedings and
enjoys seafood flavors
 Thanks to one resident and two employees from neighboring FPL, they donated money for Audrey's surgery to get spayed.  One down, four more to go! 

She has a brother and sister, Sonny & Cher.  Cher is taller, slender, with same luxurious black coat. Sonny is shorter (no surprise) but very shy.

Audrey is too friendly and social with humans to live in the harsh outdoors.  Also, while we don't know her age, it is suspected she may be the runt of the litter and remain small.  She is very small, like an older kitten. Audrey is likely to be trainable where you can carry her in purse and go shopping, just like a dog. But she will need some training. Cats are trainable! Just need a little extra time and patience.  So instead of paying $1,300 for that designer dog, Adopt Audrey Tiffany for only $75!

With more donations, she can get a bloodtest. If results are negative against the more common feline diseases, then volunteers will save her from the streets and into a furrever home. If you're interested in meeting Audrey, please send an email to

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Amber & Rudy

Have you ever been passed over for a job, recognition, a raise, anything just because you weren't cute or young.

It happens to Amber and Rudy everyday. They are not kittens and are passed over everyday. They are mother and son and were abandoned in an alley, ironically on Good Friday. 

Amber, the mother cat

Thankfully they were rescued and nurtured together by loving angel, a rescue volunteer. Over the months, the little boy has grown up to be quite a big kitty, that he attracts attention with his gorgeous lion's mane. And he's as gentle as a lamb. Mama cat, Amber, used to be apprehensive of strangers. She remembered it was humans that left her and her baby to die. But Amber has come a long way but she is sad.

Rudy, the son, behind glass case
 Formerly, showcased at the cat adoption center at the PetSmart in Coral Gables, customers pointed to her son Rudy, smiling, amazed. But then their attention turns to the kittens. One by one, kittens are held, swaddled, cooed and played with.  Amber and Rudy are passed over once again, already forgotten.

"Will we ever be adopted?"

There is a great advantage in adopting an adult cat. You know their personality, disposition. Not everyone wants a rambanctious kitten that grows up and tears up the house. Amber and Rudy are well-mannered and Rudy loves to be held, have his hair brushed, climb and play! Don't forget he's young!

"I'm definitely not a kitten! But I'm lovable!"

"There goes another kitten getting adopted.
I wonder what is a 'home'?"

"Look at me! I really am cute!"

 Both mother and son must be adopted together. Breaking their bond would be emotional damaging. The adoption fee is $150 for both. They are spayed and neutered, bloodtested, vaccinated and microchipped! You would easily pay over $500 for all these procedures at any veterinarian. Through the Cat Network, we are a non profit organization that's not about making profit.  It's about savings lives, making it affordable to adopt, and bringing you a new love in your life.

This mother and son will fill your home with love and Rudy is quite the attention-getter and conversation piece.  Come visit these special cats, pet them, talk to them, play with them. You will fall in love! Please contact foster mother, Maria 786-873-9143.

Thank you for saving not one but two lives!