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Old maid cat ladies know a lot about caring for cats, but we don't know everything! Here are lots of other sites that provide useful information, or fun things for cat lovers. They're arranged in alphabetical order, and we're slowly working on having a separate section for each letter of the alphabet so they're easier to navigate. Enjoy!
Favorite Cat Sites: A
About CatsThis section of About.com has all the basic information you need about cats.
Academy of Veterinary HomeopathyThe AVH is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to using homeopathic treatments for their patients. They also certify veterinarians to practice homeopathically. You can search for a homeopathic veterinarian in your area on their site.
All About CatsThis relative newcomer to the cat blogosphere is written by a lifelong cat lover and has five areas: Health, Facts, Pictures, Videos, and Wallpapers...oh, and they're all about cats, too!
Don't panic when the Home page is all in German; the others are in English!
Alley Cat AlliesInterested in helping feral cats? This non-profit organization provides information and support to people managing feral cat colonies and advocates on behalf of cats involved in Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs. On their site, you'll find a wealth of information on establishing and maintaining a successful TNR program. You can also subscribe to their e-mails and calls to action on behalf of cats.
Almost Famous CatsAn eclectic assortment of photos of celebrities with cats. Browse at random or add your own submissions.
American Association of Feline PractitionersThe AAFP is a professional organization for veterinarians and others working in the veterinary field who are interested in improving the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, & scientific investigation. Their representatives speak and exhibit at major veterinary conferences around the country.
American Cat Fanciers AssociationThis is NOT the official registration entity for purebred cats, but a group that promotes "the welfare, education, knowledge and interest in all domesticated, purebred and non-purebred cats, to breeders, owners, exhibitors of cats and the general public."
American Holistic Veterinary Medical AssociationThe AHVMA "explores and supports alternative and complementary approaches to veterinary healthcare, and is dedicated to integrating all aspects of animal wellness in a socially and environmentally responsible manner." If you're seeking alternatives to traditional veterinary treatment for your cat, you can find a holistic vet with the search function on their site.
American Veterinary Medical AssociationThe American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 81,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The site has educational brochures about several issues of importance to cat owners.
American Veterinary Chiropractic AssociationThe AVCA promotes animal chiropractic care to both professionals and the public. They also certify doctors who have undergone post-graduate animal chiropractic training. You can search for an AVCA certified doctor on their site.
Ask The Cat DoctorDr. Shelby Neely writes this very informative site that's all about your kitty's health. It's so informative, it won an About.com Readers' Choice Award for Best Cat Health Website! It's impossible to list all the information available on this site, so just visit it and see for yourself.
Favorite Cat Sites: B
Best Cat ArtThis UK site has many informative articles about cat history, breeds, etc. and also sells cat art.
Best Friends Animal SocietyThis Utah-based national organization's mission is to bring about a time when there are no more homeless pets. They work toward this goal by partnering with grassroots rescue organizations and shelters nationwide on adoption events and targeting these groups with sizeable donations. Best Friends also trains volunteers on how to work with homeless animals, both at its rescue sanctuary and with an annual conference. Their site has many resources for those working with animal rescue.
Favorite Cat Sites: C
Cat CentricTracy Dion maintains this site, but it's much more than just a blog. In addition to her own blog posts as a feline care and behavior consultant, you'll find links to many additional resources on feline nutrition, care, health, behavior, and psychology. Tracy's mission is "to advance feline health and well-being through the education of cat lovers, owners and caretakers in feline nutrition, behavior and general care, with a strong emphasis on the importance and logistics of feeding a species-appropriate raw diet."
The Cat ChannelA site with videos, breed information & a membership option. Operated by Cat Fancy magazine.
The Cat Coach, LLCCat behaviorist Marilyn Kreiger specializes in resolving cat behavior issues, in person throughout the San Francisco Bay area, and via telephone nationally and internationally. One of her goals is to educate cat owners to keep them from needlessly surrendering their cats to shelters or euthanizing them for resolvable behavior challenges.
The Cat CommunityA site operated by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, this can direct you to a cat-friendly veterinarian, also providing valuable tips on cat care, health, nutrition, and behavior, with special areas addressing kittens and senior cats.
Cat HealthThis site contains articles written by veterinarians on properly caring for your cat.
Cat Health DetectiveYou'll find this site helpful for general information about your cat's health, as well as for behavioral information, safety and rescue. It's well researched, with several veterinarians and highly respected reference books used as source material. You can even share your own tips or upload a photo of your own cat.
Cat InfoThis site, written by a veterinarian, discusses the merits of a canned-food-only diet for your cat, and the impact of various nutritional options on your cat's health.
Cat Man DoNow, here's a man any old maid cat lady can love! Dr. Arnold Plotnick of Manhattan Cat Specialists writes this blog about his personal life experiences in the field of feline veterinary medicine. It's both informative and well-written. His practice is located on New York City's Upper West Side.
Cat Pictures NYCPretty simple, really...it's a blog with pictures of cats in New York City, designed by a couple of New Yorkers with two cats. Pix include their own cats as well as strays around the city, and they collect donations for animal friendly and support groups.
Catalyst CouncilThis non-profit organization includes three distinct groups: Veterinary Medicine, Shelter/Animal Welfare, and related industry entities such as Foundations, Cat Fanciers, Media, and regular commercial companies. They also produce the "All About the Cat!" e-newsletter.
CatladylandThis blog is by a Minnesota-based lady who writes for Life With Cats. In it, she writes about the humorous antics of her three cats, Saffy, Cosmo, and Phoebe, "...and other peculiarities".
Cats Australia & the WorldNo worries, mate! Here's a cornucopia of information about cats, pictures of cats, cat health tips, forums, and a directory of cat breeders Down Under.
Cats In the BagThis site provides tips for finding lost cats, with special sections for indoor-only cats, outdoor-access cats, ferals, and insights into how cats think. If your kitty has escaped and you're panicking, it's a good place to check!
Cats InternationalCats International is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to helping people better understand their feline companions. The site has articles about living with cats that cover their quirky behavior, as well as links to other sites about cats. Having a problem with your cat that stumps you? They probably have an article about it.
The Cats of DisneylandThis is a blog all about the cats who live in "The Happiest Place on Earth" - inside the managed TNR colonies of Disneyland in California! The cats are well cared for and even have discreet feeding stations, but they help control rodents in the park...because the only mice you want to see when you go there are Mickey and Minnie. The blog profiles individual cats, gives history of the park's cats, and has other fun feline features!
Cats ProtectionThis is the UK's leading feline welfare charity. In addition to their network of adoption centers & volunteer centers, they offer information on cat care & publish a magazine, The Cat, with news, views & info about cats.
The Conscious CatWritten by Ingrid King, author of Buckley's Story (which is available in Old Maid Cat Lady's Nonfiction Books section), this blog explores life, health, and happiness with cats and their humans. Ingrid also offers paid phone consultations for cat owners, providing her advice and support. You can book these consultations through the site.
Cruelty-Free KittyIf you're opposed to animal testing of makeup and beauty products, this is the site for you! A blogger named Suzi created the site to direct you toward products certified as not being tested on animals. Suzi has "a passion for beauty and makeup" so her site offers lists of cruelty-free brands, resources, and recommended stores. She included "kitty" in the name because we all know that everything's cooler when a cat is involved!
Favorite Cat Sites: D
The Daily MewsThis site is a compendium of cat stories compiled by a woman who lives with 6 cats. Having a problem with your cat? Her "Pussy Problem Page" is where you can submit it to her panel of feline experts. She also has a "Mewsletter" to which can subscribe at the site.
The Daily TailAn amusing blog about cats...and dogs, but the best posts are about cats!
Date My PetDating site for pet owners where you can choose to meet with just the person, or get your pets together, too. And it's free to sign up!
Declaw.comThis site provides a list of veterinarians all over the U.S. and Canada who refuse to perform declawing surgery on cats. The vets listed here work to educate people on the cruelty of the procedure and suggest humane alternatives to it.
Declawing.comWritten by a veterinarian, this site explains what is actually involved in declawing a cat and explains all the alternatives to doing so. It talks about why cats scratch, explains how to properly trim your cat's claws, the best type of scratching post to use, and shows which countries around the world have made declawing illegal.
Diabetic Cat InternationalThis site was founded to help people whose cats have feline diabetes. They use a care protocol called Tight Regulation to put diabetic cats into a diet-controlled remission so that they no longer need insulin. Together, the founders have cared for 8 diabetic cats, so they know their stuff! In addition to information about the condition and tips on treatment and nutrition, there's a forum where you can share your own experiences with others whose cats are also fighting it.
The Dog and Cat Cancer FundThis group's mission is to fight cancer through treatment, research, and prevention. At first glance their site is all dog, but there's a page for cats they've treated, as well! They provide grants to owners of cats diagnosed with cancer. Cats have been treated for mammary carcinoma, anal/oral cancer, brain tumors, fibrosarcoma, extraskeletal osteosarcoma, and others. Grants can cover chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy, and even holistic therapy such as alternative medicine and acupuncture. As with all non-profits, they depend on donations to fund their grants.
Dogs On DeploymentAlthough their name would suggest that they only help dogs, this organization, founded in 2011, helps cats and other pets, too. They find people willing to foster the pets of deployed military men and women so they don't have to surrender their beloved pets to shelters. You can register as a "DoD Boarder" if you'd like to help. Military folks who are being deployed can post their need for a foster on the site, and be matched up with a volunteer foster.
Favorite Cat Sites: E
Educate! Don't Amputate!On this site, you'll actually find links to many other sites containing articles written by both veterinarians and owners of cats that have suffered from complications of declawing surgery. All point out the hazards of declawing and many provide more humane alternatives to it. Many thanks to Lisa Violet for creating it.
Essential Oil Safety With CatsThis article tells you which essential oils are safe to use with cats - and it's very few! It also tells you which ones to avoid, and explains why. Take note of the comments below the article itself, as well.
Favorite Cat Sites: F
Fanciers.comA site for lovers of purebred cats, this one has information on various breeds, directories of breeders, classified ads, etc.
Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB)Fabcats is a UK-based charity founded by Joan Judd in 1958 that is dedicated to promoting the health and welfare of cats through improved feline knowledge, to help people better care for their cats.
Feline Agility Competition-Cat Fanciers' AssociationDid you know that dogs aren't the only animals who compete in agility trials? Cats do it, too! This site explains the rules & regulations of feline agility competitions and provides guidelines for spectators, exhibitors, cat clubs, and ring masters. You can even watch videos of cats going through agility courses and see the latest winners. What fun!
Feline Conservation FederationThe FCF is a membership-based organization that promotes responsible captive management of wild big cats. It provides education and funding for rescue, conservation, and research. FCF accredits and certifies animal facilities to ensure they meet appropriate standards of care for the cats. Membership is open to private conservationists who keep large cats as well as professional (commercial) zoo employees.
Feline ConstipationThis site written by a regular person, not a veterinarian, has all you'll ever want to know about managing the situation when your kitty is having trouble going to the potty. It has a wealth of information on the feline digestive system and how it's supposed to work, possible causes of problems, and numerous solutions. While the site's writer recommends that you do see the vet if your cat is unable to poop, this information can be helpful in preventing the problem as well as treating it.
Feline CRF Information CenterFounded as a tribute to their cat Avatar, this treasure trove of information on kidney disease in cats is maintained by Carol and David DeFiori. it covers everything from a basic explanation of chronic renal failure to an analysis of available treatments and the emotional journey of managing a cat suffering from CRF.
Feline Nutrition Education SocietyThe society was founded to educate people about the benefits of a raw-food diet for cats. Their site has a lot of informative articles about feline nutrition. Membership is free!
Financial Assistance List on TaildomThe fabulous Daniela Caride posted this list of resources available to help pet owners who are struggling to care for their little charges. Many help with medical expenses, and while some are specifically for dogs, many also help cat owners.
FixNationFixNation's mission is to reduce the population of homeless cats by sterilizing as many as possible while demonstrating the effectiveness of Trap-Neuter-Return and colony management for the humane care of homeless cats. It was founded after an entertainment executive noticed two women feeding a feral cat colony near her business and befriended them. With help from Best Friends Animal Society, FixNation became the first full-time spay/neuter facility in Los Angeles in 2007 and has been a model for similar programs nationwide.
Frankie's FriendsThis non-profit provides grants to help with the cost of life-saving or life-enhancing emergency or specialty care for pets whose families cannot afford the full cost of treatment. Families must pay a portion of the cost themselves. Participating veterinary hospitals also give a discount for their services. They serve people in 15 states: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.
Free Kibble KatThe Freekibble Foundation donates 10 pieces of kibble every time someone clicks on the answer to a trivia question; a new question is posted each day. It only takes a few seconds, and doesn't cost you a dime. And you can watch a slide show showing shelter pets you're helping to feed. How great is that?!
Favorite Cat Sites: G
Gone Too SoonThis is a memorial site where you can post a free remembrance page for a pet who has passed away.
Gracie's MissionThis all-volunteer-staffed non-profit seeks to educate pet owners about holistic medical treatments for animals and to provide financial assistance to individuals set forth by their Mission. They promote treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, hydrotherapy, Reiki, deep tissue massage, and nutritional counseling. Although Gracie was a dog, they do help people with cats, as well.
Guardian Angels for Soldier's PetFounded in 2005, this award-winning Arkansas-based non-profit group helps find foster homes for the pets of active-duty service members while they are deployed. They also assist wounded and honorably discharged veterans to properly care for their pets. They do not pull animals from shelters. You can assist by registering to be a foster, if you're able, or by donating to cover the expenses of caring for veterans' pets. They help all types of pets, but focus on cats and dogs.
How to Save a Choking CatThis is actually an article, not a whole site, but it's good information written by a veterinarian. Step by step, it walks you through what to do when your cat is choking.
Favorite Cat Sites: I
I Can Has CheezburgerA fun site that provides photos of cats and allows you to write funny captions for them. Also the origin of "LOLspeak", the purported language of cats.
I Have CatBlog about a 30-something single lady living in NYC with cats!
I Love CatsSource of free information about cats, cat photos, and all sorts of other cat-related things.
International Assn of Pet Cemeteries & CrematoriesThe IAOPCC is a professional organization that educates its members on ethical and sound business practices. They set standards by which their members are expected to uphold. The site has a member directory from which you can find a reputable pet cemetery or crematory.
International Cat Agility TournamentsICAT is an organization devoted to a new category of cat competitions in which cats negotiate an obstacle course to display their speed, coordination, beauty of movement, physical conditioning, intelligence, training, and quality/depth of relationship with their owner. Membership is free.
Favorite Cat Sites: K
The Kitten CoversThis hilarious page on Tumblr takes classic album covers and re-does them with kittens instead!
KittifyThis site will take your text and transform it into puns with a feline theme. Silly? Yes. Fun? Absolutely!
Kitty BellysThis blog is all about cat bellies! There are photos of them, instructions on scratching them...you can even send in photos of your own cat's belly. The author is a graphic designer and self-avowed cat lady.
Kitty SitesThis site is a directory filled with links to all sorts of sites about cats, from breeders to fun stuff, to products & services for your kitty.
Favorite Cat Sites: L
Leggings For LifeA nonprofit organization that connects animals in need of custom leg protection to prevent ulcerations from limb deformity or paralysis, with people who can crochet such leggings. If you can crochet, or if you know of a pet who needs leggings, get in touch with them!
Love MeowSelf-described as "a blog for ultimate cat lovers", Love Meow shares adorable photos and videos of cats just being cats...adorable, loving, and crazy. They also promote fostering, the rescue of cats and shelter cats in need of forever homes by donating a nickel for every comment made on the site. Peruse all the cuteness on the site, subscribe to their e-mails, or even submit your own cat's photo or video for inclusion.
Favorite Cat Sites: M
Missing Pet PartnershipThis nationwide non-profit helps reunite lost pets with their owners/guardians. Their techniques include motion-activated wildlife cameras with feeding stations to help find lost cats. You can donate to help fund them, and even become a member to help pioneer lost pet services in your own community!
My SmellyBills itself as a "social petworking" site. You can post photos of your cat, view others' photos & videos, read articles, and participate in forums or live chats with other cat owners.
Favorite Cat Sites: N
National Animal Supplement CouncilThe NASC is a non-profit trade organization that strives to provide consistent quality and production processes in the pet supplement industry. The NASC Quality Seal is their symbol for supplements that meet their standards.
National Cat Groomers Institute of America, Inc.Cats groom themselves, right? Not always! Ever wondered if your kitty may need the attention of a professional groomer? Wanted help finding one? Needed help trimming your cat's claws? You'll find that here. Cats are as neglected in grooming schools and seminars as they generally are in the pet supply world. So the NCGIA was formed in 2007 to address that oversight. They set standards for cat groomers, provide cat-specific training for groomers, and oversee certification.
Neighborhood CatsThis group calls itself "The Feral Cat Experts" and their mission is to make the Trap-Neuter-Return method of managing feral cats fully understood, accepted and practiced in every community. Based in New York City, they work with other organizations on both local and national levels to promote TNR and make available educational material that includes books, videos, and online courses in effective colony management.
No Kill Advocacy CenterNathan Winograd founded this site in 2004 after creating the nation's first No Kill community. It is chock-full of information about how to build a no-kill community, operate a successful no-kill shelter, and educate your local officials and state legislators on this subject.
Favorite Cat Sites: P
Partnership for Preventive Pet Health CareThe PPPH was just formed in July, 2011 by 16 leading veterinary associations & animal health companies. Its purpose is to improve the health of pets by educating pet owners and increasing preventive veterinary care. While vet visits have been declining over the past decade, treatable conditions like diabetes, ear infections, hookworm & dental disease now affect almost 70% of cats over 3 years of age.
The Paw ProjectThe Paw Project's mission is to educate people about the painful and crippling effects of feline declawing, to promote animal welfare through abolishing declaw surgery, and to rehabilitate cats that have been declawed. This includes big cats as well as house cats. They also pay fur reparative surgery for cats whose complications from declawing have crippled them. Their site has a wealth of information, as well as links to resources and news...and some great pictures of beautiful cats!
PawNationThe Cats section on PawNation features columns by various celebrities in the cat world, cute photos & videos of cats, plus tips on nutrition, grooming, behavior, health, breeds, adoption, and more.
Paws and EffectWritten since 2003, Paws and Effect is a weekly advice column written by Siouxsie Mew, Thomas T. Bombadil and Dahlia P. Kittenface...with some help from their mama, JaneA Kelly. You can ask them questions related to cat health, behavior, the cat-human relationship, or anything else about cats.
Paws 4 a CureThis group provides financial assistance to qualified families throughout the U.S. who cannot afford veterinary care for their beloved cats and dogs without their help. They do not discriminate against age, breed, or diagnosis. They rely on donor contributions, fundraisers, and merchandise sales to fund their mission.
People With PetsIf you're looking for rental housing that will welcome your pets, this site is for you! It has information on pet-friendly apartments, traveling with pets, moving with pets, a list of pet-friendly cities, and a directory of resources on everything from crate training to the cost of pet care and removing pet stains and odors.
The Pet BookGregory Popovich is a Russian-born cat and dog trainer who adopts animals from shelters and trains them to perform in his shows. He uses their natural talents and preferences to find exactly the things each cat likes to do in the shows, providing them all with a loving home and intellectual stimulation. This site is for fellow pet lovers to interact with each other, share photos and stories of their cats, and learn from Gregory's posts to improve human-cat communication.
Pet Guardian Angels of AmericaPGAA is a free pet information site that provides the information necessary to help people find the type of pet that best matches their lifestyle and then helps them to properly care for the pet, physically and emotionally. They provide free assistance in pet rescue and adoption. And there's a special section just for cats!
Pet M.D.The leading online resource for pet health information includes resources like "Living Green With Cats" and the "Pet Insurance Center" as well as over 5,000 pet health articles written or approved by veterinarians.
Pet People FishingA free dating site for people with pets. Their slogan is "We'll hook you up!"
Pet People MeetThis is a dating site for pet owners who want to meet other pet owners. Browsing and initiating contact are free. They also offer live video, audio, & text chat.
Pet Psychic Laura StinchfieldLaura can listen to the thoughts of animals, and after two sessions with her communicating with Vixen, I'm a believer! She can do phone consultations, and can even communicate with your pets who have passed over. Visit her website for details and prices.
Pets AmericaThis group provides pet first aid workshops in partnership with the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. Their site has safety tips and sells pet oxygen masks for emergency responders. You can download information, sign up for their newsletter, volunteer to help with disaster response, and make donations to support their efforts.
Physicians Committee for Responsible MedicinePCRM is an organization of medical doctors who promote preventive medicine through healthy living. They also advocate on behalf of animals, to eliminate their use in medical and other research and in medical education. Among the experiments they have lobbied to eliminate was a military study that involved shooting cats. At this writing, they were drawing public attention to intubation education being done on live, anesthetized cats in Virginia and encouraging the use of medical dummies instead.
Purrfect Cat DietThis blog by pet sitter Lucy Swinton pairs her own experience in feeding cats with the advice of experts to examine four key areas: What Can Cats Eat?, Cat Diet Tips, Cat Food Reviews, and Things We Like.
PurrsonalsWell, where else would old maid cat ladies "hook up" with potential mates? This UK-based site is a social network, but with an eye toward matching up people who'd like to date other cat lovers. There's a blogging platform and forums where you can discuss cat subjects with like-minded folk. It's free to join, but there are several optional levels of membership that are paid.
Pet Poison HelplineThis 24/7 Animal Poison Control Center can be reached at 800-213-6680, for a $39 per incident fee. It also contains a list of poisons for pets and a guide on how to keep your cats safe.
Favorite Cat Sites: R
The Rescue Animal MP3 ProjectThough this site, animal shelters can receive free players and music to calm the pets in their care! They fill out an application and get put on the list to receive a player, and there's never any charge. The project is supported through donations and the sale of merchandise on its site. You can listen to samples of the music there, as well.
Rescue Pet ResourcesThis is a new site, still being developed, that lists resources for people who rescue cats & dogs. Resources are categorized into Animal Rescue, Pet-Related Businesses, Veterinary Hospitals & Clinics, and the author's blog.
Shakespeare Animal FundThis group helps the elderly, disabled, and anyone whose total income does not exceed the current poverty guidelines to pay for emergency, life-saving veterinary care. They pay the veterinarian directly, and do not cover routine treatment, vaccinations, spay or neuter surgeries.
Sock It To FIPThe University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine operates this site with everything you ever wanted to know about Feline Infectious Peritonitis.
Spay USANorth Shore Animal League America coordinates this network of volunteers and veterinarians to end cat and dog overpopulation through spay and neuter surgeries. They maintain a referral network for affordable options, as well as helping volunteers start such programs in their communities. At their site, you can find a referral to one in your community or nearby.
Steve Dale's Pet WorldYou've probably seen Steve on TV or read his syndicated columns on pet care. This is his site, on which there's a lot of good content that includes the curriculum for his "Kitty Kindergarten" training classes for kittens.
Stuff On My CatA site where you can upload pictures of your cat with stuff on him, or your cat on stuff, and look at similar pictures uploaded by others. Also has a forum and other features.
Favorite Cat Sites: T
Terrific CatsThis sub-site of Terrific Pets is more of an old-fashioned forum on which people can network to find purebred cat breeders, stud cats, ads wanting cats, found cats, lost cats, etc. It also has a lot of information on things like cat names and breeds.
The International Cat Association (TICA)TICA's mission is to encourage caring, responsible cat owners and breeders to preserve pedigreed cats as well as the health and welfare of all domestic cats. They recognize more breeds than does CFA and their affiliated cat clubs host cat shows all over the world.
The Teal Cat ProjectDriven by their love for cats and enjoyment of crafting, three ladies in Nebraska set out to help cats by selling painted vintage ceramic cats. For $25, they'll send you one. Each is unique, as the ladies paint the cats themselves. And all the proceeds are donated to TNR groups. How cool is that?!
Tips About Cats For a Longer Healthier LifeClaude West has over 30 years of experience in living with cats. In his blog, he shares his own knowledge of cats' health, supplements, behavior, and diet. He also interviews experts in cat care and behavior and offers a free e-book on cat training in exchange for your e-mail address.
Favorite Cat Sites: U
Underground Railroad Rescued Kitty NetworkThe URRKN is an all-volunteer nonprofit group that arranges safe transportation for rescued cats going to their forever homes. To save a cat from a remote shelter, you must arrange to have someone locally pull the cat and foster it until transportation can be arranged. They are based in Arizona, but handle transports all over the U.S. without charge. URRKN is supported entirely through donations.
Favorite Cat Sites: V
Veterinary Botanical Medical AssociationThe VBMA promotes responsible herbal medical practice, gathers information on existing science behind it, and educates member veterinarians and herbalists. They also test and certify veterinarians as herbalists.
Veterinary Information NetworkWritten by & for veterinarians and their support personnel, this site discusses very technical medical issues. You must join and log in to access much of its material.
Veterinary Oral Health CouncilFair warning: the photo on this group's home page is going to gross you out. Seriously. The VOHC was formed in the 1990s to test and recommend products to combat tooth plaque & calculus in dogs. They added a protocol for measuring products for cats in 1998. Their site contains general information about periodontal disease and a list of products that have been awarded the VOHC Seal of Acceptance.
Vox FelinaMany bird advocates opposed to the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) system of feral cat colony management present flawed research to indicate that cats are a threat to endangered birds, and often do so quite emotionally. Peter J. Wolf's blog was started in 2010 to advocate for cats by providing critical analysis of these claims.
Favorite Cat Sites: W
Winn Feline Foundation"Dedicated to the health and welfare of all cats," the Winn Feline Foundation sponsors health research for cats. Funding for feline health research lags far behind that for canine health. The Cat Fanciers' Association founded this organization in 1968 to promote the health and welfare of cats through projects that include funding research and education. They partner with 30+ institutions around the world and have awarded over $5.75 million in grants for studies related to cats' health. On the site you can learn more about them, apply for research grants, and donate to their general fund, endowment fund, or special campaigns devoted to specific projects.
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