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01/17/2012

Teal Cat Project to give money to the SF SPCA!  »


We love the Teal Cat Project, and are super excited to see the next litter of teal cats go up for adoption this week. We’re even more excited to learn that the latest recipient of Teal Cat funds is our own SF SPCA! Hooray!

Specifically, the SF SPCA’s Community Cats program, which spays and neuters feral cats all over the city. It’s great! Population control is the most effective way to date of dealing with homeless cats, and we’re so happy to see national attention paid to a local agency doing its best to help animals.

We don’t know when exactly the new teal cats will be available for purchase, but you can keep up with the Teal Cat Project on Facebook, and when the time comes, buy your own teal cat (and assorted merch) at their store. Congratulations to the SF SPCA on the funds! And thanks to all you CCLs for donating and buying the cats, to help realize the dream of a world in which every real cat has a happy home.

[photo via the Teal Cat Project]

09/08/2011

Feral cat colonies in Chinatown/North Beach need help!  »

Those feral cat colonies in Chinatown/North Beach still need help, writes Nadine. She says that they need people to feed them on Friday and Saturday evenings. Now I will shut up and let Nadine talk! Bye all!

Feeding the cats is simple and easy: it involves just putting down fresh food and water in two locations, one right across the street from the other, and does not take long—perhaps five to 10 minutes maximum. We are happy to provide the dry food, as well as some wet food, if necessary, and can supply the bowls for food and water. There are four cats in one colony, and one or two in the other. All the cats have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated. There are two other people who feed the cats on the other days.

If you’re interested or would like more info, please email me, and feel free to call me on my cell phone at (415) 846.1362 on weekends and after 7 p.m.

Know people who love cats but are allergic? It’s perfect for them—no contact is necessary, but they will get the enormous satisfaction of helping and seeing these beautiful creatures! Please tell any other animal-lovers who live in or near that area who might be interested in helping.

07/21/2011

SF Bay Area! Help feral cats!  »

From Nadine! She’s an SF Bay Area cat-rescuing superstar and she and the cats need our help! They are shining their cat signal into the air, who will answer their cat calls!?*

Two small feral cat colonies in the Chinatown/North Beach area need a little help! If you live in the area, do you have a little time to feed these feral cats one or two days a week starting in August?

Feeding the cats is simple and easy: it involves just putting down fresh food and water in two locations, one right across the street from the other, and does not take long—perhaps five to 10 minutes maximum in each spot. We are happy to provide the dry food, as well as some wet food, if necessary, and can supply the bowls for food and water. There are four cats in one colony, and one or two in the other. All the cats have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated.  There are two other people who feed the cats on the other days.

If you’re interested or would like more info, please email me at nmaysf@gmail.com. Feel free to call me on my cell phone at (415) 846.1362 on weekends and after 7 p.m.

 Know people who love cats but are allergic?  It’s perfect for them—no contact is necessary, but they will get the enormous satisfaction of helping and seeing these beautiful creatures! Please tell any other animal-lovers who live in or near that area who might be interested in helping.

*the BEST kind of cat calls are the ones from actual cats, ladies!

02/17/2011

SF feral cats need feeders! Help?  »

Feral cats get a really bum, fucked-up rap, and people are extra-shitty to them. Not only are they run over and abused, they’re often poisoned or simply starve to death. Wow, way to bring the site down, Laura. SORRY. Anyway, maybe you can help? If you live or work near City College of San Francisco, USF, Stonestown Mall, or Golden Gate Park, maybe you could help feed them? You don’t have to commit to doing it every day, even one or twice a week would be AMAZING. All of the colony cats are spayed/neutered and vaccinated, so they just need fresh food and water. Kittens need your help, people. KITTENS.

Contact the following people if you can assist in their areas:


[snuggle kitten pic from ScadRadio]

04/02/2010

Feral cat controversy, jerks in Missouri, junk in your wine, and MORE in today’s link-o-rama!  »


[image from Lucia Oberste of Zoomie’s Pet Care]

Fun-times vegan-style events!
OK there’s only one this week, and it’s not even 100 percent vegan, but one is better than zero, right? Right! So: Tomorrow, Saturday, Apr. 3 from 5 to 11 p.m. in the Laskie Street parking lot (off Mission Street, between 8th and 9th Streets) in San Francisco you can attend the first Underground Street Food event! The website is a garish nightmare and requires you to subscribe to a mailing list for details, but it might be worth checking out.

Items of social and political import!
It seems like supperclubs in New York are having as much fun and success as they are in San Francisco. Although we are sure none holds a candle to our beloved friends at Brassica.

Ellen, the Humane Society, Halo products and PetFinder.com are sponsoring Stamps to the Rescue campaign, selling first-class stamps with images of adopted shelter animals, and donating 1 million meals to animal shelters.

Salon has a neat little slideshow of five of the “least green” “green foods” campaigns, including those from Sara Lee, Fiji water, McDonald’s, Monsanto, and Syngenta.

So what’s the deal with zoophilia? Is it a legitimate sexual orientation? Can it ever be acceptable behavior?

NATO has decided that hey, we are not as tragically underfunded and pathetic as U.S. public schools, we do not need Pizza Huts, Burger Kings, or Dairy Queens on our bases in Afghanistan any more; our canteens serve the same food, anyway.

Remember the horror that was the Paula Deen dinner party? James Brady Ryan of Pop Torture took it a step further and served only Sandra Lee “semi-homemade” dishes. Yes, it actually does end in vomiting.

Actually homemade: Vegetarian Times has four vegan cheese recipes! I’m making the goat cheese as soon as I get my hands on some cashews—review to come.

Apparently fresh produce carts are not as popular in New York City as the mayor had hoped, or at least not in the areas he would like them to be set up.

Geraldine Baum would like you to know that she buys and wears fur because she’s cold, and because her Russian grandmother said it was a very important status symbol, SO THERE.

There’s a feral cat colony in Daly City that needs feeding a few times a week—please contact Nadine May for more information.

Oh awesome, New Jersey: let’s reclassify feral cats as “exotic” animals so instead of following a successful trap, neuter, release program, we can just try to shoot them to death!

Even more awesome: Brenda Shoss of Kinship Circle organized an email petition of Missouri state legislators, asking them to vote against opening a horse slaughterhouse—currently illegal in the U.S.—and in return many representatives harrassed her.

It’s hard out there for an omni-locavore; “there are a lot of people out there who raise great animals for us to use, and they don’t have the opportunity to get them to us because the slaughterhouses are going away.”

Paul Shapiro of the HSUS is working on a campaign in Ohio for Nov. 2010 similar to California’s 2008 Prop. 2. There’s also a little interview with him in the Mar. 22 issue of Restaurant News.

Even Josh Ozersky, the coolest eating-est dude who ever ate a cool thing, advocates giving up bluefin tuna, lest the species be eaten to extinction.

Watch out for 2008 pinot noirs from the Anderson Valley; winemakers have been using isinglass, “milk byproducts,” and egg whites to alter the extra-smoky flavors left by the wildfires during that year’s grape-growing season.

Should mainstream food writers “disclose” their food preferences, specifically their vegetarianism? The Accidental Hedonist says no.

Pescetarians can ease their consciences with a new U.S.-based “Which Fish to Eat?” guide from GOOD. Hooray.

And eaters of pigs can feel better knowing their pork suppers won’t be made from pigs who cannot walk or stand on their own anymore, or at least not in California.

Why won’t the U.S. government pay for more Plumpy’nut? It’s super-successful, it’s cheap, and it’s vegetarian. What is Plumpy’nut? Basically, magic.

Daz and Chip, two best-friend otters who lived in Nelson, New Zealand, died within an hour of each other this week.

Late addition video to cheer you up! Clever bunny Pallina makes the bed and opens a jar! (link from Cute Overload)

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