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Artist Accurately Portrays Importance Of Giving Cats Their Space

Some cats are more social than others and you can play with them all day! That's not the case for all cats, however. 

Cats are mostly independent animals, who will come seek you out when they want your love and attention. To chase and force love upon them (though, most of us are guilty of this) will likely cause them to run and hide. 

Popular artist @whatsupbeanie portrays the importance of giving our beloved cats the space they need, and did so beautifully. 

Written in the description for the follow comic, Beanie wrote, " loved Rosa (her cat) SO much but was wayyy too energetic and crazy for the poor cat to handle at first. I was much more used to playing with dogs but once I learnt the right approach we got along very well. I miss her."

If you have children, be sure you teach them how to respect animals and to give space when needed!  

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Important Tumblr Thread On Kids Respecting Animals

While it may seem obvious to some to teach their kids to respect animals, others out there will simply allow their kids to unknowingly torrent the animals they come into contact with. 

When that is the case, it's completely unfair to blame anything that happens entirely on the animal. It's human nature to lash out if you're being used as play-thing instead of a living-thing. 

This Tumblr thread dives into the topic more. 

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PSA: Warning Toxic Blue-Green Algae Showing Up In Lakes Across The US

It's been a really hot summer, you wake up one morning and it's just too hot.. you decide to take your beloved pet to the lake to cool off because you're a great dog owner. Never in a million years would you think that one day of fun in the lake would be their last. 

Warning These will be difficult stories to read, but we are sharing them in hopes of spreading awareness of toxic blue-green algae, and maybe save the lives of other pups and their unsuspecting owners. 

Toxic blue-green algae have been showing up in lakes across the US, and have already taken some of the beloved furbabies out there. 

Story via Wide On Pets

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Owner Of Cat Who Nearly Died Due To Salt Poisoning Is Warning Others About The Dangers Of Salt Lamps!

If you have a salt lamp in your house, and you are a pet owner -- you'll want to read this! It could just save your pets life! 

When this cat owner woke up and noticed her cat was acting a bit strange, they didn't think much of it and then the cats' health began to deteriorate fast -- they rushed the cat to hospital and there it was discovered that the owners had unintentionally had a product out that was poisoning their precious cat! 

Source via Rose Avenue Pet Hospital / Facebook

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Happy Kitten Season!

While that may sound like a lovely time of year, filled with fluffy tummies and tiny meows, it actually refers to the time of year when animal shelters are hit the hardest. Around this time is when all of those amorous cats who copulated over the spring have their litters. Many don't have happy healthy homes and so are stuck within shelters.

Mashable introduced an IRL cat video to help draw attention to the need for rescue help.

While there's definitely enough space for infinite cats on the Internet, finding space in animal shelters is a different story. Mashable teamed up with ASPCA to shed light on "kitten season." Between the months of April and October, shelters across the country find themselves flooded with kittens in desperate need of homes. To get involved, whether you're looking to volunteer, donate or adopt, visit an animal shelter near you.



If you need a new friend or know someone who does, you can find the nearest shelter here.

You actually can make this a Happy Kitten Season for yourself. Go and rescue!