#FoodShelterLove Is Great, But Don’t Overdo the Food

A cat sniffs at a camera lens as if in search of food

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Food, Shelter, & Love™ Program, but Paws and Effect only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article. A lot of people think fat […]

An Open Letter to Belladonna’s First Family

Bella and Thomas snuggling

Hi everyone. The cats have generously allowed me to take over this week’s column to write a letter of my own. To help BlogPaws celebrate Adopt a Shelter Pet Month, I want to talk to the people who adopted Belladonna before I did. First of all, thank you for adopting a cat from your local […]

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, […]

How Can I Help a Terrified Kitty to Feel Safe?

Scared cat hiding. Photo CC-BY-ND by Jon Ross

Dear Most Esteemed and Knowledgeable Kitties: I am a cat foster for a local animal shelter. I recently took in a beautiful and terrified female cat. Her owners were forced to surrender her to the shelter after a house fire that destroyed their home. She did not do well at the shelter; she was overwhelmed […]

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 […]