Unaltered male cats are commonly referred to as “Tom” cats. Intact male cats have a characteristic appearance, with a heavier, more muscular body, thick neck and the typical big, heavy tomcat head. This thickening of the face is commonly referred to as “stud jowls” or “shields.” If a male cat is neutered before reaching puberty at around 6 months of age, he will not develop these secondary male sexual characteristics.
Neutering a male cat will also greatly reduce unwanted behaviors such as roaming, fighting and urine marking. Additionally, shortly after neutering, the characteristic pungent smell of the male cat’s urine will be eliminated.
Hurricane Florence made landfall as a major storm on September 14th, 2018. The storm caused major damage to buildings, homes, and wildlife especially to the coastal area of the Carolinas.
As was the case with last year’s hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas, pets and animals are still in great need of assistance days after the storm hit. That’s where Brother Wolf Animal Rescue of North Carolina has shined. Their animal rescue initiatives in response to this disaster has been incredible.
1-800-PetMeds has pledged a donation of $5,000 in merchandise credit along with flea and tick prevention and other supplements to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue to assist in their tremendous efforts.
“This generous donation from 1-800-PetMeds will go a long way to help animals affected by Hurricane Florence and we couldn’t be more grateful for it,” said Denise Bitz, President of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. “Dogs like Hutch, here, were rescued from the storm and need a lot of TLC to be readied for adoption.”
If you would like to contribute to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in their mission to help the pets affected by Hurricane Florence, please donate via their website. If you would like to learn how 1-800-PetMeds® Cares, you can visit our how we help page.
Street Paws has rescued a total of 268 pets since 2013, and is located in McDonough, Georgia. Their purpose is to work with local county animal control shelters, county government and other animal groups for the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, including the reduction of animal overpopulation through spay/neuters and publicizing the benefit thereof; promote responsible pet ownership including vaccinations, improve the lives of animals living on the streets, provide humane education to the citizenry and foster a healthy relationship between people and animals.
At any given time, Street Paws has about 50 animals in their care. With over 33 volunteers and fosters, this organization has managed to help change the lives of over 640 animals. Street Paws works with a lot of feral animals. They believe that working at a street level makes a huge impact on spay/neuter as well as helps control the overpopulation of animals entering local animal control. In fact, Street Paws has touched the lives of over 387 cats through TNR (trap, neuter, feed program). This organization strongly believes in community outreach and has participated in a total of 84 community projects. They even occasionally hold educational classes at local schools.
Each year, Street Paws hold their annual Spayghetti Dinner in March. They are currently looking for raffle/silent auction items as well as sponsors for their March 2019 event.
Meet Ace and Delilah!
“Ace is a sweet, active young boy. He is very friendly with people, my other cats and my dog. Ace plays with my other cats on a regular basis. He’s got adorable sock paws and a long tail that he will grow into. His black fur is getting some salt and pepper markings, very unique. He is very smart, full of love and affection, and curious. He’s going to make a great pet for some lucky person or family. To apply to adopt this pet please fill out a Preliminary Adoption Application at http://streetpaws.org/adoption-application/. This application does not commit you to an adoption. It is used to screen those interested to make sure the home is a good match for the pet. We verify vet history on current/previous pets to ensure pets have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated annually. Our adoption fee is $100 for all of our cats. They have been given age-appropriate vaccinations, are spayed/neutered, combo tested, dewormed, have received flea prevention and micro-chipped.”
“I’m Delilah and my first birthday was on March 15th. I love playing with my foster dog and cat friends plus the ones with two legs are awesome cuddlers. I’m trying very hard to listen and follow all the house rules. They say I am a mixture of Boxer and Shephard but what I know is that I’m beautiful and wishing for my furever home. Can you make my wish come true? Adorable and sweet natured, searching for her furever family! Crate trained, 90% housebroken and still working on it, super cuddly and playful puppy. Submissive to other dogs, plays well with kids and cats, listens well to commands and is currently working on leash training. Will be available once spayed. No out of state adoptions. To apply to adopt this pet please fill out a Preliminary Adoption Application at http://streetpaws.org/adoption-application/. This application does not commit you to an adoption. It is used to screen those interested to make sure the home is a good match for the pet. We verify vet history on current/previous pets to ensure pets have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated annually. Our adoption fee is $250 for all of our dogs. They have been given age-appropriate vaccinations, are spayed/neutered, dewormed, received flea prevention, heartworm tested and treated if necessary, and micro-chipped. “
If you would like to adopt one of the animals at Street Paws that are looking for a home or support this rescue in anyway, please visit their contact page here.