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, [...]

#PetsAddLife Wants to Give You $5,000. I’m Serious!

Thomas and Bella, sound asleep together

What do Ellen DeGeneres and the Pets Add Life Campaign have in common? They both want to help shelter pets find homes and share the joy of having four-legged roommates. Now they’re giving you a chance to help by sharing your story of rescuing a pet or doing something amazing for an animal in need [...]

Meet Vinny, a Handsome and Gentle Fellow

Vinny, a diabetic cat available for adoption

Hi everybody. Today on Sugar Kitty Wednesday, I’d like you to meet my pal Vinny. Well, actually I’ve never met Vinny, but I’d sure like him to be my pal ’cause he sounds just like my kind of cat! Anyway, Vinny is Diabetic Cats in Need‘s October kitty of the month, which means they’re doing [...]

Sandy is a Sweet, Shy Girl Looking for a Quiet Home

Sandy the cat. Photo COPYRIGHT by Ashley McLeod, used by permission of the artist. Please respect the artist's rights.

Hi everybody. Wow, it’s been a crazy time here at Paws and Effect HQ, what with getting settled in and Mama finding a new place to hunt green papers and everything else. But I’m back with a new Sugar Kitty Wednesday post. Before I introduce you to this week’s kitty, I’ve got some great news! [...]