Rethink Litter!

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To celebrate the millions of cat owners around the country that make good green choices for their cats, home and environment this summer, Yesterday’s News , a cat litter brand made with recycled paper products, is launching the “ Rethink Litter! For every pledge received, the cat litter brand will make a $1 donation (up to $5,000) to Keep America Beautiful – an organization focused on litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling.

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World’s Best Cat Litter

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World’s Best Cat Litter is giving one of our lucky readers a chance to try their awesome cat litter. World’s Best Cat Litter is an eco-friendly product that is all natural and pet, people and planet-safe. The litter clumps on contact, which helps keep the rest of the litter dry. This means you need to replace less litter when you scoop, making your bag last longer, too! Cat owners! Do we have a great giveaway for you today.

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Marine Litter is Devastating Oceans

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Abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear in the oceans makes up around 10 percent of all marine litter. And the problem is getting worse as we continue overfishing the oceans. It's easy to overlook ocean issues when there are so many other things to think about. But the oceans are also an ecosystem with living beings.).

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Ovenbirds (but not the Ovenbird)

10,000 Birds

The third spinetail is a complete forest denizen and spends its time hopping through leaf litter, searching for arthropods. As ambiguous as the title of this piece sounds, a foray into the ornithological literature may lead to even more confusion.

Feeling stressed? Try a little #KittenTherapy!

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free pet adoptions to helping cat lovers find the litter solution that works for their home. This video is sure to make your day! What happens when you take some stressed out humans and offer them a bit of relaxing therapy? A surprise that is full of adorableness, that’s what! And, it looks like it worked too. Who could stay stressed after playing with a bunch of adorable kittens? In true SoulPancake fashion, they built the world’s first ever kitten therapy office for chronic.

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Good Idea: The CatGenie

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Invented by a former rocket scientist, the CatGenie is a litter box-replacement that works like a cat box, acts like a toilet, and cleans like a modern washing appliance. It uses permanent washable granules that never need changing, and after a one-time, simple DIY hook up to water, cat lovers will never have to scoop, touch, or change litter again. Unlike cat litter, which every year contributes approximately 8-billion pounds of contaminated waste to landfills.)

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Groups Urge FDA Ban on Feeding Chicken Feces to Cows.Wait, WHAT???

Critter News

the nation's largest restaurant user of beef, also wants the FDA to prohibit the feeding of so-called poultry litter to cattle. Well, you learn something new every day. A coalition of food and consumer groups that includes Consumers Union and the Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Administration to ban the practice. McDonald's Corp.,

Three High Tech Pet Gadgets

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Air-Cleaning Litter Box. The number one dilemma cat owners face is litter box odor. Cat litter manufacturers offer a wide range of products with odor killers and perfumes to try to control this problem, but they’re not always very effective. A company called Bionaire makes a high-tech Odor Grabber Air-Cleaning Litter Box that contains an air purification system.

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Gang-gang Cockatoos feeding

10,000 Birds

The trail was littered with discarded nuts and seeds and I often encountered this. Just before we left Victoria and returned home to Broome I was doing one of my regular walks from Foster to Fish Creek. I walked up to the look-out, which is about half way between the two small towns.

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Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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Stock a car kit with collapsible food and water bowls, a jug of potable water, plenty of your pet’s regular food, a can opener (if needed), a collar and leash, waste bags, litter and a litter box, favorite toys and blankets, a worn T-shirt (your scent may lend your pet comfort), paper towels and cleaning wipes (just in case), and your pet’s usual bedding. Moving is a stressful endeavor. There are boxes to pack, valuables to secure, and furniture to disassemble.

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So proud!

10,000 Birds

As it waited for a parent to return with some food, it picked through the leaf litter to see if it could find something for itself. Taking a leaf from my neighbour’s gardening technique, I have embraced the neglectful method of gardening.

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50 Years. 50 Shelters.

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Care Package valued at $1,000 that will include Purina® Cat Chow® brand cat food, Purina® Tidy Cats® brand cat litter and general cat care items. Purina Cat Chow just launched “ 50 Years. 50 Shelters. ” a program that will support 50 cat-focused shelters nationwide and donate up to $200,000 in product and monetary donations to acknowledge these shelters’ dedication to the cats they serve and helping them find forever homes. Purina Cat Chow “50 Years.

Going Green is Always in Fashion

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LOUIS, March 29, 2010 – To celebrate Earth Day and the millions of cat owners across the country who make good green choices for their cats, home and environment all year-round, Yesterday’s News® brand cat litter is announcing the Do-Gooder Design Challenge. The eco-friendly cat litter made with recycled paper is challenging four leading green designers to “Do Good” by transforming yesterday’s news – recycled newspaper – into fashion-forward designs to benefit green charities.

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Woodland for sale

10,000 Birds

All terrain vehicle enthusiasts ripped swathes through the wild flowers and fireraisers left the burnt out shuck of a car, so there will almost certainly be work parties to clear the litter and debris.

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No More PU

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Tidy Cats brand cat litter Scoop formulas with new Odor Erasers™ technology helps with the PU in the litter box, and now Tidy Cats is on a mission to help with the PU in life. Tidy Cats Odor Erasers helps with the PU in your litter box and home, and we’re excited for the PU Patrol to travel across America and help with the PU in people’s lives.”. Sometimes life just stinks, but Tidy Cats® is here to help. Today kicks off the Tidy Cats “No More PU” campaign.

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High Elevation Birding in Costa Rica at Providencia

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Stopping and walking produced most of the expected species, birds like Talamanca Hummingbird, Fiery-throated Hummingbirds, Large-footed Finches scratching the leaf litter and Yellow-thighed Finches rummaging in the vines. Costa Rica is a tropical country but it doesn’t have to be hot.

The Cat that takes the Purrfect Shot!

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I’m sure we have all seen the art left in the front and backyard, in a litter box, or sometimes placed upon the underside of an unlucky shoe, and perhaps failed to appreciate its significance. By Casey Selleck, King of the Web. Cooper, an American Shorthair Cat, has helped elevate dogs and cats to a higher level in the art community.

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Updates and Corrections

Animal Person

Little Black is in a large dog kennel, curled up in her litter box, going nowhere near her tasty, stinky canned food, and she will be returned tomorrow. First, Little Black and Big Tom , one more time. . Big Tom was the guest most anxious to leave my humble abode and was returned this morning, to a ghost town of a colony, with few cats in sight.

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Earth Day for Pets!

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Kay-Kob bedding and litter from Kaytee. We humans aren’t the only ones who can “go green&# ! Just look at all the wonderful products for pets (and people with pets). Bissell 1400B Little Green Multi-Purpose Compact Earth-Friendly Deep Cleaner. The Skooper Box , from Metropawlis. Organic Cotton printed tees from EcoPup. Eco Turtle squeaky toy made from IntelliLoft fibers (85% recycled soda bottles). From PawLuxury. The Eco Nap dog bed, also made from IntelliLoft fibers.

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Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos return to Broome

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They have very powerful beaks and claws and it is not uncommon to see where they have been by the leaf litter below the large trees. Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos have become a regular sight around Broome in recent weeks.

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Endangered Malayan Tiger Cubs Born at Busch Gardens Tampa

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The litter consists of two males and one female. Three endangered Malayan tiger cubs were born at Busch Gardens Tampa Sunday, March 31. Each cub weighs between six and seven pounds, and is currently being monitored around the clock by the park’s animal care team. These births are critical to help preserve the species. Malayan tigers are critically endangered. Scientists estimate that only 500 remain in the wild.

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Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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Stock a car kit with collapsible food and water bowls, a jug of potable water, plenty of your pet’s regular food, a can opener (if needed), a collar and leash, waste bags, litter and a litter box, favorite toys and blankets, a worn T-shirt (your scent may lend your pet comfort), paper towels and cleaning wipes (just in case), and your pet’s usual bedding. Moving is a stressful endeavor. There are boxes to pack, valuables to secure, and furniture to disassemble.

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Best Dad Award!

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The “Best Dad” winner has fathered several litters through the years, showing these amazing parenting skills each time. Simon the Asian small-clawed river otter is one of the most helpful fathers at SeaWorld Orlando, demonstrating an amazingly sensitive side when it comes to caring for his young. He protects his pups, plays with them, brings their mother food, and takes over to cuddle them when their mother takes a break.

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On Charles and Project Treadstone

Animal Person

As for Project Treadstone, there have been three fatalities-by-automobile and one litter of three kittens, two of whom were caught and adopted fairly early. Just in case you were wondering what an 85-lb red fawn greyhound looks like from the back with a couple dozen acupuncture needles in him. And yes, that's Violet Rays taking up most of his acupuncture bed at the homeopath's office.) The needles between his toes were apparently not of the painless variety. I've had those.

PETA Busts University of Utah Research Lab

Critter News

In one case, up to 17 kittens from three litters died or were euthanized -- with no experiment data generated -- after injections to induce hydrocephalus. An undercover PETA investigator shot hours of footage of alleged mistreatment of animals. A University representative denied any mistreatment: "None of the things she alleges are substantive," said Tom Parks, the U.'s s vice president for research. It's a remarkably banal list of ordinary events in an animal-care facility."

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Animals as Raw Material

Critter News

From plastics made from feather protein to diesel fuel made from fat to organic fertilizer made from poultry litter, the USA's top meat producers are developing new uses and markets for the animal parts that humans won't eat, says Tom Cook, president of the National Renderers Association in Alexandria, Va. I came across this article in USA Today entitled "Waste not, want not: Companies find uses for leftover animal parts."

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CBC Shenanigans

10,000 Birds

At 6am it was still dark in the (relatively) high elevation rainforest where Golden-crowned Warblers fluttered just above the leaf litter, Collared Trogons and Hepatic Tanagers gathered to feed on the bounty of moths still on offer.

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Nothing Funny About Cat Cruelty

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Soiling or urinating outside of the litter box. What is it about cats and the internet? I would struggle to name one friend on my Facebook account who has not at some point shared the latest Lolcats pictures or shred a grumpy cat memo. We seem to find hours of amusement online thanks to cats, in fact I have often joked that many years in the future our generation will be known for worshiping cats.

Kermie

Animal Person

Before I could even process his presence and figure out what to do, I heard the scrapes of Emily’s paws on her litter box in the guest room bathroom. Kermie. One of the reasons my marriage to a carnivorous Republican worked so well, at least for the first four years, was that he traveled a lot. He unwittingly afforded me the luxury of many weekends spent hanging out with subversives of all kinds to support their causes and quietly planning the overthrow of the government.

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Blue-winged Pitta in Singapore

10,000 Birds

When the leaf litter is damp you won’t hear any leaf rustling, so you are entirely dependent on a little bit of colourful movement. If you get a chance to go birding in Singapore you need to keep an eye out in the forests for the odd flash of blue among the leaf litter! During our three weeks of birding in Singapore we spent many hours on forest trails. We had hoped that during our visit we may encounter a Blue-winged Pitta.

A Non-Lethal Solution for Both Wildlife and Feral Cats

10,000 Birds

Prior to their release he arranged his basement with litter boxes, a bed, and places to hide. What can be done to solve the intractable problem of wildlife and feral cats? Ask Peter Paonessa. Peter, who lives in New York State, noticed two feral cats living near his house. He trapped them, provided veterinary care for them, and released them … into his basement.

White-crested Laughingthrush in Singapore

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White-crested Laughingthrush in the leaf litter. During our three weeks of birding in Singapore in March we were surprised that we did not encounter White-crested Laughingthrush – Garrulax leucolophus more often. The habitat often appeared to be ideal, but they were not as common as we had expected. The White-crested Laughingthrush is actually an introduced species and our first encounter was in the Southern Ridges.

Singapore’s Red Junglefowl

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The female Red Junglefowl and her young were often observed in the leaf litter. During our three weeks in Singapore we encountered many a family of Red Junglefowl- Gallus gallus in various locations. Often the rustling of leaves would lead us to Red Junglefowl , squirrels, water monitors or small lizards. Red Junglefowl are under threat in Singapore due to habitat loss and inter-breeding, but we observed them most days on our hiking trips around the island and also on Pulau Ubin.

Casting Call!

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We are looking for dogs and cats in the New York Tri-State region who are expecting litters sometime from mid-September through mid-October, to take part in this special. Animal Planet is creating an all new show that is all about the early lives of puppies and kittens! There is a casting call, and I wanted to share the information with you in case any of my dear readers fit the bill!

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5 ways to help the animal rescue efforts in Chile and Haiti

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We can help by donating bags of pet food, litter, or other supplies to these organizations, which may be filled to capacity in times of need. Contribute to rescue efforts. Most organizations aiding pets in devastated areas are not-for-profit. They depend upon charitable contributions to keep. going.

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Red-tail Without a Cause

10,000 Birds

Given the chance, I would gladly take the opportunity to berate the world in general for littering and for carelessly discarding cigarettes, but I must come clean and tell you the whole story. It was fascinated by something on the ground and suddenly dropped from its perch about 10 feet above the ground and plunged into the leaf litter.

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The Kitten Connection

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This includes Kitten-proofing their household, slowly introducing resident pets, determining the best way to manage children and kitten interactions and coordinating a plan for litter box training. Kittens are only kittens for a year, but this short time is the most significant stage of a cat’s development. It’s important for kitten owners to recognize how impressionable these animals are and arm themselves with tools and expert advice to ensure their kittens the best start in life.

Getting a Kitten from Kansas

Critter News

I'm sorry, every cat I've ever seen pretty much eats, sleeps and uses a litter box. I am no fan of breeders, I'll admit it. I think there are many disreputable breeders, I think they are increasing a bloated supply of pets, and I think there are many purebreds already available from shelters. Are there good breeders out there that care for their animals and run their business out of pure love of their work and the animals?

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Enhance! Enhance!

10,000 Birds

I myself mostly poke the internet and watch other people play video games and ask myself questions like “Could cat litter be the most important invention in the history of modern environmentalism?”*. Birders deal with the summer doldrums in a number of different ways – some turn to herping, and others to dragonflies; some travel, and others patiently watch the garden for fledgings and second nestings.

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The Bird Way: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

One good thing about birding during a pandemic–the forced restrictions on place and time translate into more time to observe what birds do.

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Wood Anemones

10,000 Birds

The stems rise from the rhizome which nestles in the leaf litter of the woodland floor. At the end of the most recent Ice Age, the temperature began to rise and the ice began to recede northwards. This was around 10,000+ years ago when (what would become known as) Britain was still connected to mainland Europe. As the sea levels rose, so Britain was cut off from the continent without so much as a referendum or a complaint from (what would become known as) Scotland.

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Disaster Preparedness Plan May Save Your Pet’s Life

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Doggy bags (can also be used for cat litter clean-up). With June 1 marking the first day of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season, it’s crucial to raise awareness about the importance of planning for pets’ safety before it’s too late. VCA veterinarian Donna J.

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Hermit Thrush in Forest Park

10,000 Birds

The birds were highlighted by my first of the year Chipping Sparrow , a gorgeous male Pine Warbler coming to the small platform feeder, and a very cooperative Hermit Thrush that foraged in the leaf litter two meters in front of me off and on for about fifteen minutes. Forest Park, Queens, New York, April 2008 On Thursday, a day that I didn’t have to be at work until noon, I, of course, got up early and took a stroll through Forest Park.

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