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Why cats are lovable

Cats are lovable because they trust us. That’s always a heartwarming moment, especially on first acquaintance. Once we understand the subtleties of cat expression, it’s possible to know the emotions they are feeling. stage vs film When film was invented as a medium, it was natural to use stage actors for solely visual reasons. The actors with expressive faces and …

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Newlyweds Skip Traditional Wedding Gifts & Ask For Shelter Donations Instead

Two animal loving newlyweds recently tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in Ohio. While most couples opt for traditional wedding gifts, these two had a very different idea up their sleeve.

Jonathan and Jeananne Wickham are heavily involved in animal welfare, and have adopted each of their cats from local shelters. Over the years they have seen the great need that shelters have for supplies, and knew they wanted to help out in a big way. After doing research on shelters in the area, they decided which facility could benefit the most from a massive donation.

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When guests received their wedding registry, the list was filled with unexpected items. Where you would usually see a variety of home supplies, was the substitution of supplies meant for the furry friends at the Wayne County Humane Society.  

Their registry consisted of dog food, cat food, kitty litter, treats, and an array of cleaning supplies. In addition to the pet items that you could purchase, was the option of a cash donation that would also go directly to the shelter.

Once their wedding day came, they were amazed by the massive stock of donations that they received. In addition to the gifts that were brought to the wedding, was the additional $2,000 in cash that wedding guests donated to their efforts.

Luckily, the cash donation came just in time for two injured cats. One cat had a severely broken leg, and the other had a serious eye infection. Without the funds to perform their necessary procedures, they may not have survived.

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“The funds they raised already helped provide life-saving medical care for two of our kitties. We are so grateful for this amazing display of kindness and can’t thank them enough.” – Wayne Humane Society

The incredible stock of supplies will be able to save the shelter thousands of dollars in food purchases that they will be able to put to good use. Some staff members even mentioned how they had never seen the shelves stocked to this abundance before!

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“Truly, there was nothing in our lives that we needed to have a registry so we could get this or get that. We could get those things for ourselves, but this we couldn’t do by ourselves.” – Jeannane Wickham

We are truly amazed by the selflessness that this amazing couple showed to the animals of the Wayne County Humane Society. We can only hope that more couples will follow in their generous footsteps!


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Women and Children Fleeing Domestic Violence Can Now Take Their Cats With Them – Because You Helped.

Part of each sale through the iHeartCats store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible.

“A critical Rescue Rebuild recently took place at Sojourner Center, a safe haven from domestic violence for women and their children in Arizona. Our project here was a part of a growing movement to assist victims and their pets in times of crisis. We hope that one day, all domestic violence shelters will offer pet-friendly facilities, and that will only happen one shelter renovation at a time!

“Rescue Rebuild partnered with RedRover, and we were able to come together at Sojourner Center and do everything we can do to keep people and their pets together.

“Volunteers demolished an existing room and bathroom to create a cat quarantine room and then to enlarge the cat colony room. To give the cats an outdoor space, the team also installed a catio. Creativity is absolutely endless with cats! Kate Benjamin, founder of Hauspanther, who is a longtime partner of our good friend Jackson Galaxy, helped design this beautiful, safe space. More room for all the cats filled with bridges, boxes, and benches galore. And hexagons.

“Oh, the joys of building hexagons! They certainly look cool, but boy are they tough to build. Something about making an item with six sides would certainly be easier with six hands! Of course, that is never the case when constructing them. In fact, having four hands is even rare. Ratchet straps are a wonderful invention, and if they didn’t exist, then neither would our hexagons. Patience… lots of patience.

“All that hard work made for an amazing room where cats that have come from some challenging situations can relax with their owners and know that they are safe and comfortable. We love building relaxing spaces where both animals and people alike can decompress and begin the next phase of their lives where they are safe and secure.”

–The Rescue Rebuild Team

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This amazing rebuild is helping women escape abusive homes WITH their pets! You helped make it possible! When you buy items from the Rescue Rebuild collection in the iHeartDogs store, 20% of your purchase goes to GreaterGood’s Rescue Rebuild program, to help rebuild animal rescues and make life better for shelter pets!


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Get an autographed book

From the beginning I wanted there to be a way to get an autographed book. And here we are with everyone’s Solstice Festival coming up. Getting the right gift for that special person is worth the effort. That delighted cry of Just what I wanted! is what every gift fusser wants. calling book lovers My book is been called “charming” …

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Cats bond with their owners

Cats bond with their owners from social instincts of cooperation and trust. I do not think there is another cat question so big as this. It is what divides those who believe cats bond (Cat Appreciators) and those who consider us owners of something with no pet qualities (Cat Skeptics). Cats = bond – owners Well, not owners. Appreciators. A …

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New kitten woes? Old cats complain?

Tristan has new kitten woes. He’s right. I’ve been spending so much time with those darn kittens. Which is a problem which would solve itself if he would spend time where the kittens are. I explain the kittens are not going to tame themselves. why new kittens cause woes The essence of successful Cat Introductions is to create two territories …

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