Shelter, food, and water are especially important to stray and feral cats in cold weather.
Who are those cats you see outside on cold days? They may be pets whose owners let (or put) them outside.
Or they could be community cats, a group that includes ferals (who are afraid of people) and strays (who’ve been lost or abandoned). No matter how resourceful these outdoor cats are, they need help surviving winter.
Follow our tips for making sure your local outdoor cats have shelter, food and water during the cold months.
Give outdoor cats shelter from the cold
Yes, their thickened winter coats help feral [...]
With the spread of Ebola in the United States, many pet parents are concerned about the risk of their animals becoming infected with the disease or becoming infected from their pet. At this time, the Centers for Disease Control has no reports of dogs or cats becoming sick with Ebola or of the disease being spread to people by their animals.
Even in areas in Africa where Ebola is present, there have been no reports of dogs and cats becoming sick with Ebola.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture has sent the following information to SCRAPS regarding the risks of Ebola being spread [...]
Halloween is supposed to be fun and a little frightening, but the holiday can turn downright scary if your pet runs away.
Sudden noises and strange-looking costumes can spook your pet, causing them to bolt through the open door. The best idea is to always adorn your pet with a collar and identification tag, along with microchipping them.
“If you haven’t already licensed and microchipped your pet, now is the time – especially your cat,” said Nancy Hill, the Regional Director of SCRAPS. “SCRAPS reunites about 60% of dogs with their owners. That statistic for cats is only about 3% due to [...]