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Kitty Things: Fine Art…Salt and Pepper Shakers?

Standing in line at the thrift shop with an armload of new-found treasures, something in my peripheral vision wanted a closer look. I turned to look at two cat figurines—how sweet!—and immediately began to determine if I should purchase them to add them to my lifelong collection of cat figurines.

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Beaver County Humane Society Offers TNR Program and Rabies Clinics

The Beaver County Humane Society (BCHS) is once again offering a TNR program for community cats in Beaver County. BCHS offers various TNR packages in order to assist all budget ranges.  To participate in the TNR program, please contact the shelter directly at 724-775-5801 x114 in order to schedule an

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Study Shows High-impact Targeted TNR With Adoption Greatly Reduces Cat Shelter Intake and Euthanasia

A two-year study targeted on one area in Florida with a high community cat population and high cat animal-control impoundment and euthanasia reduced intake by 66% and euthanasia by 95%. Outreach to the community became an important part of the success of the intensive program and fostered much community involvement,

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Daily Sketch: Winter Afternoon

Look closely and you’ll see four cats in this sketch. Smokie, Bella, Bean and Mewsette spent the entire long, quiet afternoon on the wool afghan. The light caught each of their coats in different tones and textures: Smokie at the top left is very mocha, and in the top right

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Daily Photo: Flower Child

Bella is just feeling pretty mellow yellow as she settles in her little world within her basket. Along with the blue seasonal bow on the handle there was one little yellow flower twined along the edge. I left it to see if she or anyone would take an interest. Bella

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Daily Photo Reprise: Pretty Pleeeeze…?

Mr. Sunshine will try every charming approach to get what he wants, and right now he wants a drink of water from the bathroom faucet. Who could resist? He has the most classically beautiful face of all four of his siblings, the nice wedge shape from his chin to his

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Valentine Keepsakes, and a Complimentary Card With Every Order

I tried to organize my latest round of hand-decorated keepsake boxes into a professional-looking array, but that shot would not have been able to include Mr. Sunshine, who is very happy to endorse these new gift items. I went with specific Valentine themes and lots of red, and also included

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Daily Sketch Reprise: A Warm Nap and a Few Others

Mewsette and Bean were so completely relaxed on my studio floor in front of the lights I had plenty of time to get a few washes down, then seeing the color combination changed my mind about the final finishing which was to add another color or two and a black

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Daily Photo: We’ll Have Some of What You’re Having

“We’ll have some of what you’re having because we deserve it. We work hard around here, raising these kittens you’ve forced on us. Raising kittens is a lot of work, and as you can see, we are even losing weight. So hand over the lunch, lady. “And you can also

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Wordless Wednesday: Snow Light

Browse some rescued cats and kittens—or browse here or visit PittsburghCAT! All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication.

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