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World Rabies Day: Fall 2022 PetConnections Magazine

Watching our visitor.
A possible risk of rabies at the door.

We may take the minimal danger of rabies we face in the US for granted, but we are privileged in that we have a widely available vaccine for the domestic animals who share our lives and even for some of the most susceptible wild animals. Read “Protect Your Cat, Yourself and Other Animals With Just One Vaccine” in the Fall 2022 issue of PetConnections Magazine.

Protect Your Cat, Yourself and Other Animals With Just One Vaccine

World Rabies Day is September 28

Rabies may also seem to be a matter of wildlife but only a century ago in the U.S. it was definitely a matter of cats and dogs. The first vaccine came in 1885 in France and improved in 1908, though it was initially used as a treatment and not a preventative.3 As recently as 1960 the majority of reported rabies cases were in domestic animals, mostly dogs.4 Because of stringent rabies vaccination laws in this country we’ve managed to keep it at bay in our closest animal companions. It’s the reason why a rabies vaccine is both part of the core vaccine protocol to protect the health of your cat and why most states in the US require unbroken rabies vaccination coverage to protect humans and other animals.

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World Rabies Day in PetConnections Magazine
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Great Rescues Day Book:
Portraits, Rescue Stories, Holidays and Events, Essential Feline Information, All in One Book

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Great Rescues Day Book

Each month features one of my commissioned portraits of a feline or felines and their rescue story along with a kitty quote on the left page, and on the right page the month name with enough lines for all possible dates, with standard holidays and animal-themed observances and events. Great Rescues also includes a mini cat-care book illustrated with my drawings including information on finding strays or orphaned kittens, adopting for the first time or caring for a geriatric cat, a list of household toxins and toxic plants, or helping stray and feral cats and beginning with TNR.

Each book includes also 10 sheets of my “22 Cats” decorative notepaper with a collage of all the portraits in black and white so you can make your own notes or write special notes to friends.

The portraits in this book, collected as a series, won both a Certificate of Excellence and a Muse Medallion in the 2011 Cat Writers’ Association Annual Communication Contest, as well as the 22 Cats Notepaper mentioned below.

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Weekly schedule of features:

Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life

Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters

Tuesday: Rescue Stories

Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork

Thursday: New Merchandise

Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy

Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats

And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!




From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

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