How I Got My Diabetic Cat “Off the Juice”

Happy Remissioniversary! Bella's been insulin-free for two years now, and we're celebrating!

Learn about the how, when, where and who of managing feline diabetes. Today at Paws and Effect HQ, we’re celebrating Bella’s two-year “remissioniversary!” Bella came to us with insulin-dependent diabetes, and just a couple of weeks later she was in remission. If you have a diabetic cat, I hope you’ll take heart from our story and […]

What Breed Is My Little Shelter Kitten?

Snowshoe cat, CC-BY-SA Steve Voght

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: Hi, I have recently adopted a 3-month-old kitten from an animal shelter. Her name is Panna Cotta, and she’s my first cat. I’ve been told that she’s a Siamese and she certainly has the pointed colors and looks of a Siamese. But when I searched the internet for photos […]

I Want You … to Adopt an Adult Cat

Love waits, I watch you go by my cage and wonder what it would be like if I were your cat.

Hi folks, Thomas here with a very important announcement. You may not know this, but June is Adopt-a-Cat Month, a time when shelters and rescues all across the U.S. gear up to get as many cats into forever homes as they can. It totally makes sense that Adopt-a-Cat Month is in June because after all, […]

If I Die Before My Cats, How Can I Ensure They’ll Be OK?

Cat on gravestone. Photo (CC-BY) Baby's In Black. Find her on Flickr

Hello wise and wonderful ones! I have been contemplating my question ever since reading Gwen Cooper’s wonderful book, Love Saves the Day. In it, Prudence loses her human and has to come to terms with it. Now, I’m hoping nothing happens to my Husbunny and me, but there is always chance. We have been in […]

Shelter Showdown: Help Your Favorite Rescue Win Big!

Thomas and Bella snuggling

I’ve never once regretted having multiple cats. Sure, I fell in love with them, but as you know, they were the really the ones doing the adopting! Siouxsie has shared my home since she was a 6-week-old kitten; this year she celebrated her 17th birthday! Thomas and I found each other at a particularly difficult […]