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Things are getting heavy in the cat world, heavy metal that is.
He’s a reformed street cat with a lot to say and he’s expressing those feelings in the loudest way possible as frontman for CATTERA. A four-piece rock band “hailing from the literal streets of NYC.” Their debut single, “Hunger of the Beast,” just dropped and it’s a banger.
You can rock out with the claws out for only a dollar and know that money is going to charity. While the price is a bargain for such an epic overture, feel free to donate more to CATTERA’s cause as “100% of the track sales and any additional donations will directly benefit Whiskers-A-GoGo.” It was with this Brooklyn volunteer-run cat rescue, Roope-Shakir found his way off the streets and into his forever home, where he could finally take time and cultivate his creative talents.
Catnip and Riffs
And this tone-rich tabby found himself in the right home to launch his meowsical career. Roope-Shakir’s mom is Fearless Records product manager, Anna Mrzyglocki, and she knows talent when she hears it. And in her darling furbaby, she heard mountains of potential.
“I knew Roope-Shakir had star power from the moment he entered my apartment,” Anna explained. “I heard his emotion-filled meows and knew he needed to be the front cat of a metal band. It sparked a passion for A&R I never knew I had.”
And don’t think Roope-Shakir is just an industry creation. His paws have truly seen life on the streets and it’s those memories that further fuel his fur real talents.
How does the meowing metalhead feel about his hard work?
“I’m stoked to release my first track with CATTERA, as I’m a huge fan of OG animal kingdom metal bands like Hatebeak and Caninus,” Roope-Shakir purred. “I hope I can be an inspiration to all street cats who have something to say.”
As so many cats know life on the streets before they find their forever homes, CATTERA’s feline fans can identify with their lyrics. They feel what Roope-Shakir has to say. Already, they’re flexing metal battle vests and waiting for more from their musical overlord.
Keep rocking for cat adoption and rescue and check out CATTERA lead singer Roope-Shakir hard at work in the studio. He shows us what gets a cat feeling metal!
From the scars a cat carries, we can piece together a visual of the life he must have lived. And for many stray cats, it’s easy to see life has been hard. Mason the cat wears such evidence, but his tough look stands at odds with his gentle and loving heart.
Mason is a big silver cat who looks like he can win a throwdown with no problem. One ear is half gone to the wild while the other is ruffled with the scars of fights past. His face bears the same violent memories and his body holds the pain of old injuries healed wrong. He’s a stray cat with a will to survive, even when starving and struggling to breathe.
When Jen met Mason, she was expecting a dirty cat who needed some cleaning up, but as she told LoveMeow, “he was greasy, congested, underweight, and timid. He would hide when he heard us coming and just peek out until he determined you were safe. Once he’s made that decision though, he’s on you like static cling.”
Time to Finally Relax and Heal
Mason obviously had to fight and struggle to survive and multiple vet trips have revealed quite the list of injuries and illness:
Upper respiratory infection
Ringworm, which caused his fur to come out in clumps
Rotting and broken teeth that needed removing
Swelling in two legs from “an old ‘crushing’ injury that healed poorly”
Because of X-rays and the scars across his legs, Jen shared, “The vets surmised that poor Mr. Mason got his legs trapped in something, but managed to extricate himself and heal.”
He may be overcoming a lot, but his big, yellow eyes speak of a kind spirit. And that’s exactly what’s coming out now that Mason knows comfort and safety.
“Mason may look like a scrappy tough guy, but he is really a sweet, gentle, little old teddy bear who wants nothing more than to be loved and pet.”
In fact, the handsome chap has decided “pets are pretty much the greatest thing ever and he will soak up all the cuddles (including belly rubs!) for as long as you’re willing to dispense them!”
“It is so sad to think about what Mason has been through and what a rough and painful life he had before coming to us.”
But thanks to Jen, Mason can put the past behind him and enjoy life as a pampered house cat, purring himself to sleep with a full belly!
Stripes the cat’s future is so bright, she’s has to wear shades!
There’s certainly a forever home on the rescue cat’s horizon and it won’t be long before she can put can her painful past behind her thanks to Meow Village, a volunteer-based cat rescue based in Aurora, OR.
Stripes came to Meow Village after a Good Samaritan named Kristin found the skinny tabby cat in a backyard with a rat trap snapped shut on her left front paw. She managed to trap the injured feline and contacted Meow Village. The rescue posted a picture of the trap on social media, reporting the trap had “sharp, jagged edges and as a result part of her paw was cut off.”
Meow Village cat lovers shared, “We can’t imagine the pain this sweet girl endured before being rescued.”
Time for Healing and Home
Once at the vet, Stripes’ paw was dressed in heavy bandages with the hope the injured food wouldn’t have to be amputated. While she didn’t lose her paw, she did need surgery to remove the bone left protruding through the skin after the trap severed part of her paw.
Meow Village said, “She’s a tough little girl. We say ‘little’ because she is severely underweight at just 5 lbs.”
But the sweet senior cat of 10-years-old is getting plenty to eat and healing well in the arms of her foster parents, Kelli and Brian, “who are showering her with love.”
She’s a good and friendly cat, but Stripes wasn’t a fan of the bandages on her paw, slipping them twice. Such sneakiness got her put in a “cone of shame.” And when this didn’t please the stripy miss either, into the “delightful donut” she went! In a couple weeks, the stitches will come out of her paw, but until then, she’ll be rocking her donut.
Healing Fashion Is Beautiful
Stripes looks good in whichever donut collar she dons! Here, she models her orange slice healing wear…
“A gal can never have too many fashion accessories. Plus, she thinks her orange slice donut brings out her highlights!”
Not only does she wear the collar well, but she also rocks a pair of sunglasses too!
Stripes, aka Betty Boop, has to wear them during the laser treatments which help her foot heal and she makes quite the statement in her shades. That statement? Cat rescue and adoption are just too cool!
This changes up the way veterinarians go about neutering a male cat, having “to open the stomach to find the other testicle to remove it.”
Gus the cat has just learned all about this. He’s a stray cat lad who’s kept intact with his, ahem, ballsy side. Living on the street, he was unneutered and probably having a good time with the lady cats.
But after living the tom life a while, he found himself trapped during one of Ashley’s T-N-R outings. When she first met him, Ashley reported Gus was just chilling and eating a snack. He started purring as soon as she greeted him.
But the sweet stray was in a bad way. Covered in wounds and sore spots from fighting, Gus was sneezy, snotty, and gunky in the eyes because of an upper respiratory infection. He had broken and painful teeth in need of a cleaning. His ears were infested with ear mites, which caused him to tear up his ears from all the scratching. And the poor tom has a perpetually upset tummy.
A Lovebug Mess
But for all this and being a stray cat, Gus was quite the lovey gentleman. He enjoyed sitting in Ashley’s lap, getting all the cuddles while he purred away with a smile on his kitty lips. With this much love for people, he surely had some contact with them in past, meaning he could have been dumped off early in life. That part of his life will most likely remain a mystery, but his love for snuggles is easy to see.
“Gus loves lap time. He has not had enough lap time until my pants are 100% covered in Gus fur.”
While he loves lap time, the handsome orange and white cat does not love car rides. Every trip has resulted in some nervous tummy accident for Ashley to tend to, but one messy trip actually became cause for joy. As Gus was wont to do, he pooped in the kennel on the way to the vet, and Ashley, being the amazing foster mom she is, celebrated because “it was solid stool! Yay yay yay!!!”
Ashley recently learned raw food is the only food some feral and stray cats can stomach. Which makes sense when you consider the wild diet of an outdoor cat generally consists of the fresh raw meat provided by hunting. And for Gus, the raw food helped his rumbly tummy settle down, meaning he could get the neuter surgery which would take him from spraying tom to content housecat.
But, there was one little hitch to this plan. Gus only had one testicle, classifying him as cryptorchid. Which meant pearl number 2 was somewhere inside Gus’s abdominal cavity.
Ashley explained surgery would have to wait as the clinic didn’t have their ultrasound machine available to find the hidden treasure. To find the other testicle, the surgery team would have to poke around blind, “searching for it, causing him extra discomfort.”
Gus didn’t mind! It gave him more time to heal from his wounds and let his stomach find its balance again. But when surgery did go forward, the team found what they believed to be the second testicle, and “it was attached to another organ in a strange way.” A biopsy revealed the find to be an inflamed lymph node.
Still, that missing pearl eluded doctors.
A third surgical look also came back empty-handed, Ashley revealing, “Three vets all took a look today when they went back in and no testicle to be found.”
But just because it couldn’t be found, doesn’t mean there isn’t another testosterone nugget hiding somewhere. While the possible ball remains elusive, in a few months, Gus will have his testosterone levels checked.
“You have to wait for the testosterone to leave his body from the testicle they did remove. Then we will see if there is any testosterone left.”
Two lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food sold in 30 lbs. bags have been voluntarily recalled due to a potential salmonella contamination. The Meow Mix® bags were sold at Walmart stores in these states:
Please be aware, only these two lots of Original Choice dry cat food and no other Meow Mix® products are involved in this recall.
If Meow Mix® is the brand of choice in your home, check the bottom of your 30 lbs. bags of Meow Mix® Original Choice dry food to see if your bag matches the impacted lots. Here is the info you’re looking for on the bottom of the bag:
Meow Mix® Original Choice 30 lbs., UPC code 2927452099, Lot Number 1081804, Best if Used by Date: 9/14/22
Meow Mix® Original Choice 30 lbs., UPC code 2927452099, Lot Number 1082804, Best if Used by Date: 9/15/22
Stop feeding your cats this product immediately and monitor for any symptoms of salmonella illness in cats.
Symptoms of Salmonella in Cats
Salmonella poisoning in cats presents with symptoms of fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Symptoms generally begin 12 to 72 hours after exposure. Contact your vet if any illness symptoms develop.
The J.M. Smucker Company does want consumers to be aware, “Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.”
Also, be aware contact with salmonella-tainted products can sicken humans as well. Practice safe food handling procedures when disposing of the possibly tainted food. Wash hands, disinfect countertops and food bowls. Dispose of food and trash bags in outside receptacles that are secured from pilfering outdoor animals. We don’t want stray and feral cats or other wildlife to fall ill either.
Voluntary Recall as Safety is Number One
Again, the recall is voluntary, but salmonella concerns are always taken seriously. The J.M. Smucker Company and Meow Mix® issued the recall to keep cats and their loyal human customer as safe and healthy as possible. The J.M. Smucker Company and Meow Mix® tout their safety and quality standards as keeping people and animals safe is a main priority.
If you have concerns or need to report illness, cat parents can call 1-888-569-6728, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET or visit www.meowmix.com/contact-us.