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Adopting Cats and Kittens: A Care and Training Guide
     

Adopting Cats and Kittens: A Care and Training Guide

by Connie Jankowski
 

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That there is a tremendous overpopulation of cats in the United States is both common knowledge and a matter of grave concern. For many who would acquire a new pet, adoption is viewed as the most responsible means of finding the right cat. However, it is important to understand that if you decide to open your home to a stray or adopt from a shelter, an extra

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That there is a tremendous overpopulation of cats in the United States is both common knowledge and a matter of grave concern. For many who would acquire a new pet, adoption is viewed as the most responsible means of finding the right cat. However, it is important to understand that if you decide to open your home to a stray or adopt from a shelter, an extra measure of patience, love and understanding is essential. Adopting Cats and Kittens: A Care and Training Guide reflects the special circumstances that surround the "recycled" cat and helps the new owner provide the cat with the secure, nurturing environment every pet deserves. This book offers sensible guidance on what your new cat needs to be happy and healthy and what to do to keep from contributing to the pet population explosion. Adopting Cats and Kittens is a book with a mission and a message of hope and concern for all who love cats and seek an end to their cruel treatment and abuse.

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Library Journal
The author, who is involved in animal humane work, presents practical advice on adopting, caring for, and training a cat or kitten. She places emphasis on acquiring a cat either through an animal shelter or private rescue group or by adopting a stray. She also strongly recommends having the pet spayed or neutered. Her chapter on veterinary care is the most useful as it gives descriptions of feline illnesses and parasite control and a checklist of poisonous plants. The chapter titled ``Happy Endings'' is the sweetest, offering rescue stories about cats now living in happy homes. There is really no new information provided, but Jankowski is to be commended for her impassioned adoption message. This work is similar to Mary Pyles's Everyday Cat ( LJ 2/1/91) in its emphasis on responsible pet ownership. Public libraries will find this a handy book at a reasonable price. (Illustrations not seen.)-- Eva Lautemann, DeKalb Coll. Lib., Clarkston, Ga.
Booknews
A guide on what your new cat needs to be happy and healthy and what to do to keep from contributing to the pet population explosion. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876057360
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/28/1993
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
111
Sales rank:
1,373,155
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.43(d)

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Connie Jankowski is on the editorial staff of Fancy Publications, which publishes Cat Fancy magazine, and is a tireless supporter of any measure that will benefit animal welfare in our society.

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