Ware Pet Products (formerly Ware Manufacturing, Inc.) Celebrates 25thAnniversary at Global Pet Expo 2018 and the Launch of New Website: www.warepet.com

 

New Ware Pet website is now live, in celebration of the company’s 25 years of leadership in fun, innovation and the celebration of the incredible bond between pets and their people

PHOENIX, AZ - (MARCH 14, 2018Ware Pet Products(formerly Ware Manufacturing, Inc.), an industry leader in fun, smart and stylish pet product solutions, announces the launch of its new website http://www.warepet.comas it heads to Global Pet Expo 2018in Orlando, FL March 21-23, 2018 and the celebration of the Company’s 25thAnniversary.

“It’s hard to believe that Ware Pet Products (formerly Ware Manufacturing, Inc.) is twenty-five years old!  When you love what you do every day, it never feels like ‘work.’  We are honored to partner with incredible retailers, distributors, and our own employees to create and serve the pet product industry and pet-parents everywhere with product-solutions that promote a fun, happy and healthy lifestyle.  On behalf of our family owned company, we are proud to continue the growth that we’ve established over the past 25 years and we celebrate an unwavering commitment to innovation as we head towards what we know will be a bright future,” states Terri Ware, Co-Owner of Ware Pet Products.

 

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About Ware Pet Products

Founded in 1993 and still privately owned, Ware Pet Products is led by an innovative team of professionals that are among the most knowledgeable in the industry. We are passionate about our mission to continuously offer new and exciting products that enhance the lives of pets and their owners alike.  After all, we love our pets, too - and have quite an assortment among our team members, ranging from reptiles, to dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and more. We even have three office cats!  We also are proud of Ware Cares™, as we are concerned about the carbon pawprint we leave as a company and are committed to using recycled and recyclable material in the manufacturing of our packaging and pet products.  For more information, please visit www.warepet.com.

Ware Pet Products (formerly Ware Manufacturing, Inc.) Announces the Launch of New Product Innovations at Global Pet Expo 2018

New Ware Pet Products will be unveiled at the largest pet product trade show in North America March 21-23, 2018 in Orlando, FL

PHOENIX, AZ - (MARCH 14, 2018Ware Pet Products(formerly Ware Manufacturing, Inc.), an industry leader in fun, smart and stylish pet product solutions, will unveil new products at Global Pet Expo 2018in Orlando, FL March 21-23, 2018.

In conjunction with the company celebrating its 25thAnniversary at the show, the new products reflect the growth and evolution of the trusted Ware Pet brand of solutions for dogs, cats, birds, small animals/critters, chickens, bees, and the people that love them. Several of the new products featured below are being featured in the show’s prestigious New Product Showcase, making them eligible for 2018 Product of the Year Awards in various categories.

Committed to innovation, fun and celebrating the incredible bond between pets and their people, the company’s new tagline is ware pets play. Graphic: WARE PETS PLAY

Continuing a strengthened commitment to fun and innovation, Ware Pet Products is also unveiling a new “R.T.A.” (Ready To Assemble) collection of cat furniture and playscapes that encourage a dedicated space to play, rest and eat.  A leader in the category, Ware will incorporate USA Carpet Tough™ – trademark pending – which is durable cat furniture made with carpet from the USA.

“As a leader of innovation in multiple categories of pet product solutions, we feel that the move from Ware Manufacturing to Ware Pet Products more clearly conveys what our company is all about and what our solutions offer pet-parents across the country: functionality, fun and safety.” states John Gerstenberger, Vice President of Product Development for Ware Pet Products.

New Ware Pet Products launching at the prestigious Global Pet Expo 2018 include:

(CATS)

R.T.A. (Ready To Assemble) Cat Furniture featuring USA Carpet Tough™:Ware’s newest collection of cat furniture offers the same great features and benefits of Ware’s existing pre-assembled cat furniture as a spot to rest, play and dine, but new for 2018 is Ware Pet’s R.T.A. (Ready To Assemble) feline furniture line with USA Carpet Tough™ - durable USA carpet in a 4 colors (tan, brown, grey and cream) chosen to best complement most home decors.  The 4 structures available include: The Plateau Palace, Contemporary Skyline, R&R Palace, and the 4 Level Condo Palace.  AnRTAfurniture option offers cat owners an easier way to transport the furniture from the store to their home, and also offers retailers a space-efficient solution for the cat furniture section of their stores.  

Photos:

Photos (2, examples):

  • Ware Contemporary Skyline™ with Box/packaging - click HERE
  • Ware Plateau Palace™ assembled with box - click HERE

MSRPs:

  • Ware - The Plateau Palace: MSRP $199.99
  • Ware - Contemporary Skyline MSRP $299.99
  • Ware - R&R Palace MSRP $249.99
  • Ware - 4 Level Condo Palace MSRP $269.99

(SMALL ANIMALS)

Tabby Cat Hamster Hideout: Soft and secure for small “critters”, this product serves the rapidly growing small animal pet owner population.  The Tabby Cat Hamster Hideout is resistant to stains and odors.  MSRP: $8.99 

Kapok Build-a-Bed + Kapok Build-a-Hut + Kapok Build-a-Nest: Softest bedding to keep a small critter cozy; Eco-friendly, the packaging for these products actually transforms into the product itself…turning into a bed, a hut, or a nest.  Each product is printed with vegetable based inks making this product convertible, efficient and safe to chew.  MSRP $3.99

Critter Crackers: A 3-pack of wholesome chews, made from high fiber timothy hay, offers a terrific and healthy option for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and other small animals.Available in sea creature shapes or zoo creature shapes for added fun.  MSRP: $6.99

Lucky Flyer and Cruise-N-Snooze: Naturally safe to chew, this small animal item is great for hiding, resting or nesting.MSRP: $7.99

Chill Stone: Chew proof dolomite construction helps keep small animals and critters cool and comfortable.  Much lighter weight than granite.  MSRP $9.99

 PHOTOS for Small Animal:

 

Ware Kapok Build-A-Bed - click HERE

Ware Kapok Build-A-Nest - click HERE

Ware Kapok Build-A-Hut - click HERE (or HERE for lifestyle shot with pet)

Ware Pet Loofah Salad (assortment) - click HERE

Ware Pet Donut Delight Healthy Chews - single click HERE or click HERE for assortment / group shot

Ware Pet Health-E Bouquet - click HERE

Ware Pet Health-E Cone with Timothy Hay - click HERE

Ware Pet Health-E Shroom - click HERE

Ware Pet Krunchy Banana Healthy Chew - click HERE

Ware Pet Krunchy Bouquet - click HERE

Ware Pet Krunchy Bread Man - click HERE

Ware Pet Krunchy Carrot - click HERE

Ware Pet Krunchy Cookie - click HERE

Ware Pet Krunchy Sunflower - click HERE

Ware Tabby Cat Hideout - click HERE

 

(CHICKENS)

Coop Control for Chickens: Reduces “fowl” odors, Coop Control is 97% Bio-Based organic carbon and safe for chickens to ingest.  Sprinkle in pen to minimize odors, and USDA certified Bio-Based.  MSRP: $16.99

Photo: http://propelcommunications.com/sites/default/files/media-items/15015_CoopControl_bag_front.jpg

Walk In Chicken Coop: This Walk in Chicken Coop includes 4 nest boxes and features predator-resistant hardware for added safety and security.  Accommodates a height of 5’5”.  MRSP $669.99

Photo: http://propelcommunications.com/sites/default/files/media-items/14007_WalkIn_ChickenCoop.jpg

(and what you have is the Ware Belgian Barn Photo: http://propelcommunications.com/sites/default/files/media-items/5_14059_chicken_coop.jpg

Insulated Chicken Water Cooler– To be featured in the New Product Showcase, this insulated water cooler is a great offering for the growing number of pet lovers that are adding pet chickens to their family.

Sideways Sipper Cooler Photo: http://propelcommunications.com/sites/default/files/media-items/SidewaysSipper_InsulatedCooler.jpg

Sideways Sipper (single) Photo: http://propelcommunications.com/sites/default/files/media-items/SidewaysSipper_largeNips.png

 

(BIRDS)

Bird Central: 2 versions (1 for cockatiel and conure and 1 for parakeet and finch), this easy-fill control feeding station with toy access, and a pull out toy for quick and easy cleaning.  MRSP: $99.99 for Parakeet/Finch and $$129.99 for Cockatiel/Conure)

Photo : Bird Central for Parakeet / Finch http://propelcommunications.com/sites/default/files/media-items/17322_BCC_ParakeetNFinch.jpg

Photo: Bird Central for Cocktaiel/Conure http://propelcommunications.com/sites/default/files/media-items/17323_BCC_CockatielNConure.jpg

ASSETS

High Resolution Logos + New Product Images, please click to access:

  • ware pets playtagline (new!): click HERE
  • WareLucky Flyer: click HERE
  • WarePurrfect Penthouse: click HERE
  • WareRTA Cat Furniture collection:
  • RTAPhoto1 - Contemporary Skyline (Grey)
  • RTAPhoto2 - The Plateau Palace (Brown)
  • RTAPhoto3- 4 Level Condo Palace (Cream)
  • RTAPhoto4 - The R&R Palace (Tan) 
  • WareKitty Corner: click HERE
  • WareTabby Cat Hamster Hideout: click HERE
  • WareWalk In Chicken Coop: click HERE
  • WareKapok Hut: click HERE
  • Ware Kapok Build a Nest: click HERE

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About Ware Pet Products

Founded in 1993 and still privately owned, Ware is led by an innovative team of professionals that are among the most knowledgeable in the industry. We are passionate about our mission to continuously offer new and exciting products that enhance the lives of pets and their owners alike.  After all, we love our pets, too - and have quite an assortment among our team members, ranging from reptiles, to dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and more. We even have three office cats!  We also are proud of Ware Cares™, as we are concerned about the carbon pawprint we leave as a company and are committed to using recycled and recyclable material in the manufacturing of our packaging and pet products.  For more information, please visit http://www.warepet.com.

Felisept is a natural stress-reliever for cats of all breeds, colors, and sizes. Made with an extract of the mint plant we all know as "catnip", this plant is a natural attractant for cats and other feline species that helps create a sense of calm for them. When used in a cat's environment, Felisept can help curb their unwanted behavior that is often caused by feeling stressed. Felisept is available in two options to better suit your long-term or short-term needs. Try the fast-acting Felisept Spray to make travel and vet visits less troublesome for you and your cat, or plug in the long-lasting Felisept Diffuser to help your cat relax at home. Stress at home can be caused by many things for your cat, including: • Fireworks • Thunderstorms • New family members • Welcoming a new pet • Rearranged furniture • Animals outside in the yard

 

Stress can make us do crazy things, and it can affect our cats just as easily. While they don't have the same causes of stress we humans do such as work, money, and relationships, there are many other things in your cat's life and environment that can cause stress. How do you know if he's stressed? Luckily, cats show certain unusual behavior when something is bothering them, behavior that you might easily notice.

Here are 10 tell-tale behavioral signs from PetMD that your cat could be stressed out:

  1. Urinating Outside of the Litter Box
    If your cat is usually very good about keeping it in the box and you notice he's decided to urinate it other places around the house, he's probably trying to tell you something.
  2. Going Too Much, or Not Enough
    Diarrhea, constipation, and other digestive problems are not pleasant for you or your cat, and could be indicative of several possible things.
  3. Licking Til Fur is Gone
    Cats are known to groom themselves carefully and often, but no animal should lick to the point of bald patches or raw skin. This is a clear sign of stress, and should call for a trip to the vet instead of the groomer.
  4. Overly Scratching
    Too much scratching of himself can be just as bad as compulsive licking.
  5. Hiding From the Humans
    Cats are naturally aloof, but a cat that actively hides from you and everyone else in the house is likely hiding out of stress. Time to get him into a cat carrier and have a vet take a look.
  6. Talking More Than Ever
    Some cats are talkers, while others speak more rarely. If his meows are unusually long, panicked, or happening in recurring bouts, he's literally trying to tell you something. Your vet should be able to "crack the kitty language code".
  7. Eating Less or Not at All
    Humans may fast and go on diets, but cats are always going to be regular eaters--unless something is wrong. You'll want to see a vet very soon, especially if he stops eating entirely.
  8. Napping All Day & All Night
    They CAN sleep up to 20 hours per day, but that doesn't mean all cats will. No one knows your cat's sleeping schedule better than you. If you notice him suddenly sleeping more or being very lethargic, it could be stressed induced.
  9. Starting Fights with Other Pets
    They play rough, but real aggression between animals that are usually peaceful cohabitants of your home could be a sign that one of them is stressed or ill.
  10. Getting Aggressive with YOU
    Your favorite fluffy lap warmer decided to get aggressive with you? Try not to get personally offended. Stressed and sick animals may get suddenly aggressive with the humans they love, too. If this happens, it may be best to consult your vet quickly, before it gets out of hand.

Talkin' Pets News

August 25, 2018

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Matt Nall - Superpet Tampa Florida

Producer - Daisey Charlotte

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer / Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Adam Peyman - Programs and Operations Manager for the Wildlife Department Humane Society International at 510pm EST

 

Cats Take To The Catwalk As The Algonquin Hotel

Hosts Cat Fashion Show And Animal Fundraiser

On August 2nd 

**Annual Event Celebrates the Official Party Debut of Resident Cat Hamlet VIII,

And Aims To Raise Over $10,000 For Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals**

NEW YORK, NY (July XX, 2018) — A group of feline fashion “mewdels” will take to the runway (held safely in the arms of their owners) in one-of-a-kind outfits designed by certified animal fashion designer Ada Nieves, in celebration of Hamlet VIII, The Algonquin Cat, the hotel’s famous feline resident.

The Annual Celebration & Cat Fashion Show will take place on Thursday, August 2nd, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. This year's theme celebrates “The Purring 20’s”, the time of the great authors and celebrities who frequented the hotel’s famous Round Table. It also marks the official party debut of Hamlet, a young American Shorthair ginger cat who reigns over the Front Desk and observes from his own private treehouse, endearing himself to hotel guests and visitors alike, with warm greetings.

Highlights of the evening will include:

  • Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and Desserts
  • The Cat Fashion Show
  • A silent auction, featuring a variety of items, including Pet Tree Houses and Sleepypods, amongst other great pet treats, toys and cat foods
  • An on-site mobile adoption unit, that will be in front of the hotel that day from 3pm-7pm

Additional funds will be raised throughout the evening with raffle prizes, including a variety of pet products curated by the event’s co-chair, Pet Lifestyle Expert and author, Sandy Robins.

Tickets are available for $75 per person, which includes the reception and fashion show. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. For additional information, to purchase tickets, or to bid on Silent Auction items, visit https://www.501auctions.com/algonquincelebration.

Guests can also view advance copies of the new illustrated book, Hamlet – The Algonquin Cat, by Lesley Martini, with illustrations by Massimo Mongiardo, scheduled for release in

September 2018.

Guests are encouraged to wear their best feline-inspired outfit from The Purring 20’s and share photos from the event on social media using the hashtag #AlgonquinCat.

ABOUT THE ALGONQUIN CAT

For many years the history of The Algonquin Cat was believed to have its origins in the 1930’s, when a hungry stray cat came wandering into the hotel for food and water. After the hotel acquired an out-of-print book written by the hotel’s first general manager, Frank Case, a chapter was discovered about a cat named Billy. Based on the timeline of the book, the hotel is now proud to say the lineage of The Algonquin Cat dates back to the early 1920's. Two days after Billy passed, another stray cat wandered into the hotel and The Algonquin welcomed Rusty. The famous classical actor, John Barrymore, was a resident at the time in the early 1930's, and Rusty was renamed Hamlet in his honor. Hamlet is said to have been Barrymore's greatest stage role. The hotel has had a total of 12 cats, including Billy. The lineage includes eight Hamlets and three Matildas. Each cat that has reigned at The Algonquin has been a rescue. The current Hamlet began his residence in July 2017 with short visits with guests until he became comfortable in his surroundings. In fact, Hamlet has become so personable and engaging with guests that he has earned the nickname, “Hammy”. He loves a good nuzzle behind the ears and is curious about everything and everyone.

Today, Hamlet is looked after by the hotel’s Chief Cat Officer, Alice De Almeida. The hotel’s executive chef cooks him special meals on holidays. He receives fan mail and gifts constantly, from around the world. He has recently been the subject of a painting that hangs above the Front Desk, by New York artist Marcus Pierno.  Hamlet can be found on Facebook,
Twitter and Instagram.  He can also be reached via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Algonquin Hotel is located at 59 W 44th Street, New York, New York 10036. www.algonquinhotel.com.

Main Phone: 212-840-6800

 

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 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF FELINE PRACTITIONERS RELEASES NEW FELINE ANESTHESIA GUIDELINES 
TO THE VETERINARY COMMUNITY

First exclusive Feline Anesthesia Guidelines authored by an expert panel aim to make anesthesia and sedation safer for the feline patient

[HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – July 10, 2018] The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) today released the first Feline-specific Anesthesia Guidelines to the veterinary community, which are published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. General anesthesia is an essential component of feline practice, without which surgery and certain other treatment modalities and diagnostic procedures would be impossible. These Feline-focused Guidelines are vital to cat health. Due to their unique physiology and small size, cats undergoing anesthesia are at a relatively greater risk of complications and mortality than many other species. Empirical evidence shows that cats undergoing anesthesia have a higher mortality rate compared with dogs.1,2

Relying on a standardized, evidence-based approach for administering anesthesia is especially useful for ensuring the patient’s safe and predictable perioperative response and recovery. These Guidelines address specific causes of disparities and ways of avoiding perioperative complications associated with monitoring, airway management, fluid therapy, and recovery. Additionally, the Guidelines discuss other important aspects of feline anesthesia, including perianesthetic anxiety and stress, perianesthetic monitoring by physical and electronic means, the role of underlying diseases such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the correct use of anesthesia equipment, and total injectable anesthesia. Content has been organized in the following areas: use and care of equipment, preanesthetic assessment, comorbidities, critical patient emergencies, anesthesia and sedation, perioperative complications, and anesthesia recovery. 

“The overarching purpose of the AAFP Anesthesia Guidelines is to make anesthesia and sedation safer for the feline patient. We are committed to improving the health and welfare of all cats and providing this resource to veterinary teams is an important milestone,” said Heather O’Steen, CEO of the AAFP.

The Guidelines were authored by an expert panel and include visuals and other information designed to minimize risks associated with anesthesia; namely, tables, charts, and algorithms that are very useful resources for veterinary teams. These invaluable tips and techniques for the practice team start even before the patient leaves home and goes through the critical recovery period. The associated client brochure provides cat caregivers with digestible information that enables them to understand anesthesia, what to expect, properly prepare their cat for a procedure, and care for them during recovery (catfriendly.com/anesthesia).

“By proactively developing an individualized anesthetic plan that considers the uniqueness of each feline patient and recognizing that ‘one size does not fit all,’ the experience for the cat can be improved and the outcome successful. It is our hope that these Guidelines will become the practice’s go-to resource and each team member will have a new awareness of all the tools and techniques available to them,” in a joint statement, said Guidelines Co-Chairs Susan M. Gogolski, DVM, PMP, DABVP (Canine/Feline) and Sheilah A. Robertson, BVMS (Hons), PhD, DACVAA, DECVAA, DACAW, DECAWBM (WSEL), MRCVS.

It is recommended that these Guidelines – endorsed by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) – be used in conjunction with other previously published guidelines (freely accessible at catvets.com/guidelines), such as those on feline friendly handling, feline friendly nursing care, senior care, pain management, and fluid therapy, as they each contain specific information that should be considered when sedating and/or anesthetizing cats. The Anesthesia Guidelines and associated supplemental resources are available for download on the AAFP website (catvets.com/anesthesia) so practice teams can easily retrieve, print, and laminate them for quick reference. They can also be attached to anesthesia machines and displayed on walls in the preparation, surgery, and recovery areas.

To access the Guidelines, supplemental resources, and client brochure, visit: catvets.com/anesthesia.

To access the AAFP’s consumer site with anesthesia information for cat owners, visit: catfriendly.com/anesthesia

1 Dyson DH, Maxie MG and Schnurr D. Morbidity and mortality associated with anesthetic management in small animal veterinary practice in Ontario. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc1998; 34: 325–335.

2 Brodbelt DC, Pfeiffer DU, Young LE, et al. Risk factors for anaesthetic-related death in cats: results from the confidential enquiry into perioperative small animal fatalities (CEPSAF). Br J Anaesth 2007; 99: 617–623.

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About the American Association of Feline Practitioners
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) supports its members in improving the health and welfare of cats through high standards of practice, continuing education, and evidence-based medicine. As a trusted leader in the veterinary community, the AAFP has a long-standing reputation and track record for facilitating high standards of practice and providing educational resources to veterinary teams, including guidelines for practice excellence and an annual conference. Over the years, the AAFP has encouraged veterinary professionals to continuously re-evaluate preconceived notions of practice strategies in an effort to advance the quality of feline medicine practiced. Launched in 2012, the Cat Friendly Practice® (CFP) program (catvets.com) was created to improve the treatment, handling, and overall healthcare provided to cats. Its purpose is to provide veterinary practices with the tools and resources to reduce stress associated with the visit and elevate the standard of care provided to cats. With the belief that cat caregivers are instrumental to feline health and welfare, in 2017, the AAFP launched catfriendly.com, a consumer-focused reliable educational resource.

About the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery is the official journal of the AAFP and the ISFM and is published in partnership with SAGE. All AAFP and ISFM and guidelines are free to access and download from guidelines.jfms.com.

 

Cats Take To The Catwalk As The Algonquin Hotel

Hosts Cat Fashion Show And Animal Fundraiser

On August 2nd 

**Annual Event Celebrates the Official Party Debut of Resident Cat Hamlet VIII,

And Aims To Raise Over $10,000 For Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals**

NEW YORK, NY (July XX, 2018) — A group of feline fashion “mewdels” will take to the runway (held safely in the arms of their owners) in one-of-a-kind outfits designed by certified animal fashion designer Ada Nieves, in celebration of Hamlet VIII, The Algonquin Cat, the hotel’s famous feline resident.

The Annual Celebration & Cat Fashion Show will take place on Thursday, August 2nd, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. This year's theme celebrates “The Purring 20’s”, the time of the great authors and celebrities who frequented the hotel’s famous Round Table. It also marks the official party debut of Hamlet, a young American Shorthair ginger cat who reigns over the Front Desk and observes from his own private treehouse, endearing himself to hotel guests and visitors alike, with warm greetings.

Highlights of the evening will include:

  • Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and Desserts
  • The Cat Fashion Show
  • A silent auction, featuring a variety of items, including Pet Tree Houses and Sleepypods, amongst other great pet treats, toys and cat foods
  • An on-site mobile adoption unit, that will be in front of the hotel that day from 3pm-7pm

Additional funds will be raised throughout the evening with raffle prizes, including a variety of pet products curated by the event’s co-chair, Pet Lifestyle Expert and author, Sandy Robins.

Tickets are available for $75 per person, which includes the reception and fashion show. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. For additional information, to purchase tickets, or to bid on Silent Auction items, visit https://www.501auctions.com/algonquincelebration.

Guests can also view advance copies of the new illustrated book, Hamlet – The Algonquin Cat, by Lesley Martini, with illustrations by Massimo Mongiardo, scheduled for release in

September 2018.

Guests are encouraged to wear their best feline-inspired outfit from The Purring 20’s and share photos from the event on social media using the hashtag #AlgonquinCat.

ABOUT THE ALGONQUIN CAT

For many years the history of The Algonquin Cat was believed to have its origins in the 1930’s, when a hungry stray cat came wandering into the hotel for food and water. After the hotel acquired an out-of-print book written by the hotel’s first general manager, Frank Case, a chapter was discovered about a cat named Billy. Based on the timeline of the book, the hotel is now proud to say the lineage of The Algonquin Cat dates back to the early 1920's. Two days after Billy passed, another stray cat wandered into the hotel and The Algonquin welcomed Rusty. The famous classical actor, John Barrymore, was a resident at the time in the early 1930's, and Rusty was renamed Hamlet in his honor. Hamlet is said to have been Barrymore's greatest stage role. The hotel has had a total of 12 cats, including Billy. The lineage includes eight Hamlets and three Matildas. Each cat that has reigned at The Algonquin has been a rescue. The current Hamlet began his residence in July 2017 with short visits with guests until he became comfortable in his surroundings. In fact, Hamlet has become so personable and engaging with guests that he has earned the nickname, “Hammy”. He loves a good nuzzle behind the ears and is curious about everything and everyone.

Today, Hamlet is looked after by the hotel’s Chief Cat Officer, Alice De Almeida. The hotel’s executive chef cooks him special meals on holidays. He receives fan mail and gifts constantly, from around the world. He has recently been the subject of a painting that hangs above the Front Desk, by New York artist Marcus Pierno.  Hamlet can be found on Facebook,
Twitter and Instagram.  He can also be reached via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Algonquin Hotel is located at 59 W 44th Street, New York, New York 10036. www.algonquinhotel.com.

Main Phone: 212-840-6800

 

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Million Cat Challenge Receives $2.5 Million Grant to Continue Revolutionizing Animal Sheltering, Thanks to Maddie

One Million Cats Saved One Year Early

 
PLEASANTON, Calif., June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maddie's Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals, is granting $2,580,741 to support the Million Cat Challenge as it expands to into its next phase of animal lifesaving in shelters across North America.
The Million Cat Challenge, a campaign to save the lives of one million shelter cats, met its goal one year early. In addition to continuing the momentum that helped achieve the initial goal, the next stage of the Million Cat Challenge will focus on communities where cats are still at risk, and helping to make lifesaving the norm across shelters through its five key initiatives.
“The Challenge has revolutionized animal sheltering for cats,” said Mary Ippoliti-Smith, Maddie’s Fund Executive Leadership Team. “Moving forward, initiatives such as making adoptions easier and managing the admission of cats to match the shelter’s ability to assure humane care will become everyday practices for all animals in shelters.”
“One of the great benefits of The Million Cat Challenge was that it taught us how much progress was truly possible. That inspires us to aim even higher, not just for cats but for all animals in shelters,” said Challenge co-founder Dr. Kate Hurley of the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program. “Thanks to Maddie, we look forward to saving even more lives during the next phase.”

About Maddie's Fund
Maddie's Fund® is a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday® co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $208.9 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education, and pet adoptions across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie's Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer Maddie, who always made them laugh and gave them much joy. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl for ten years and continues to inspire them today.
Maddie's Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, investing its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat. #ThanksToMaddie.
WINN FELINE FOUNDATION AND THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF FELINE PRACTIONERS
ANNOUNCE 2018 JOINT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
 
Awards support the success of veterinary students who focus on feline clinical practice and research science that are vital to the future of feline medicine and welfare.
 
 
[Wyckoff, NJ; Hillsborough, NJ; May 24, 2018] Winn Feline Foundation (Winn) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) are proud to announce the two recipients of the 2018 joint scholarships for clinical practice and clinical research scientist.
 
Both recipients show exceptional promise: Nicole Rowbothan, a junior at Mississippi State University, was awarded the clinical practice scholarship; Courtney Meason-Smith, a junior at Texas A & M University, was awarded the clinical research scientist scholarship. Ms. Rowbotham aspires to obtain her ABVP certification in feline practice and become the owner of a feline-exclusive hospital. Ms. Meason-Smith is eager to develop an independent research career investigating histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis in cats and is developing novel diagnostics and therapeutics to address these conditions.
 
“Both Nicole and Courtney have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills that have led to many early accomplishments; their zealous pursuit of understanding the unique needs of cats through science will open many doors to them as veterinarians and to the welfare of cats. We aim to support and highlight their enthusiasm for feline medicine so that others will continue on the same path,” said Vicki Thayer, DVM, DABVP (Feline) and Executive Director of Winn.
 
In 2016, the Boards of Directors of both Winn and the AAFP approved the development and implementation of a joint scholarship offered by the two leading feline-dedicated organizations. After an unprecedented number of applicants and positive feedback from veterinary education programs, the boards decided to continue offering this opportunity, expanding the selection to two recipients in the categories of clinical practice and clinical research scientist. The application process prompted students to answer two essay questions explaining their specific interest and background in feline health and welfare, as well as their plans for future participation in feline medicine. Recipients of the $2,500 scholarships are selected based on individual academic achievement, strong leadership, and deep dedication to the study of feline medicine, health, and welfare. For more information, visit: catvets.com.

“We are all impressed by the dedication shown by Nicole and Courtney at such early stages in their careers,” said Heather O’Steen, CAE and Chief Executive Officer of the AAFP. She continues, “Their passion for clinical practice and clinical research, respectively, has already led to phenomenal success in the health and welfare of felines. We’re excited about what they will bring to the future of feline medicine and research.”


The AAFP and Winn are both dedicated to advancing and enhancing standards in feline care. AAFP has numerous resources for veterinary students, such as discounts to the AAFP Annual Conference, and practical resources housed in the Student Center on its website, which includes complimentary webinars and a toolkit for veterinary students. The toolkit contains materials to help veterinary students embrace a feline perspective and obtain further knowledge about the standards needed to elevate care for cats. Winn also offers various educational resources on its website, including the Cat Health News Blog, educational articles, podcasts, videos, and an annual continuing educational symposium. Information regarding research grant awards and cat health study findings are also available on the website or through subscribing to the monthly e-newsletter. Other educational opportunities from Winn and the AAFP can also be found on each website.
                                      
 
 
 
About Winn Feline Foundation
Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1968 that supports studies to improve cat health. Since 1968, Winn Feline Foundation has funded over $6.4 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide. This funding is made possible through the support of dedicated donors and partners. Research supported by Winn Feline Foundation helps veterinarians by providing educational resources that improve treatment of common feline health problems and prevent many diseases. Grants are awarded at least twice yearly with the help of the foundation’s expert review panel. For further information, go to winnfelinefoundation.org.
 
About the American Association of Feline Practitioners
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) improves the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education and scientific investigation. The AAFP has a long-standing reputation and track record in the veterinary community for facilitating high standards of practice and publishes guidelines for practice excellence, which are available to veterinarians at the AAFP website. Over the years, the AAFP has encouraged veterinarians to continuously re-evaluate preconceived notions of practice strategies in an effort to advance the quality of feline medicine practiced. Launched in 2012, the Cat Friendly Practice® (CFP) program was created to improve the treatment, handling, and overall healthcare provided to cats. Its purpose is to equip veterinary practices with the tools and resources to reduce stress associated with the visit and elevate the standard of care provided to cats. Find more information at catvets.com.
 
 
 
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Talkin' Pets News

May 19, 2018

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestrial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Daisy Charlotte

Network Producer - Darian Sims/Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer / Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Robert Likins, VP Government Affairs for PIJAC will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/19/18 at 5pm EST to discuss United Airlines policy on flying pets besides dogs and cats

Dr. David Young will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/19/18 at 630pm EST to discuss his fight to get his dog back that is on Death Row for attacking an intrusive neighbor on his property

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