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The Whisker Whisper Blog

Check out these blog posts and articles to help cat owners everywhere and share stories from inside the shelter. Learn about common behavioral or medical conditions, step inside the mind of a cat and learn a few fun new facts!
FeLV in Cats: What You Need to Know

FeLV in Cats: What You Need to Know

Looking for information on FIV? Read our companion blog post here! A feline leukemia virus, also known as FeLV, diagnosis used to be a literal death sentence for a cat. Even just 10 years ago, many shelters required euthanasia for all cats tha…
Salvador’s Story

Salvador’s Story

As a cat shelter that specializes in providing care and finding homes for special needs cats, we often come across unique medical cases. It’s rare for one of these cats to be so young and tiny, though. Thus was the case when we heard about Sal…
FIV in Cats: What You Need to Know

FIV in Cats: What You Need to Know

Looking for information on FeLV? Read our companion blog post here! Perhaps you’re considering adopting a new kitty companion, but the catch is, the one who caught your eye has FIV. Or maybe your existing pet was just diagnosed and you’re wond…
A Summer 2023 Seasonal Recap: Stats & Successes

A Summer 2023 Seasonal Recap: Stats & Successes

What a summer it was for us here at the shelter. From a very active kitten season to several unexpected surprises and multiple significant and successful events, there were definitely no dull days. Summer is often the busiest time of year for …
Debunking Common Black Cat Myths

Debunking Common Black Cat Myths

It’s time to call in the Mythbusters, because we’re here to debunk many common misconceptions about the largely misunderstood black cat. Despite the vast array of colors and patterns in house cats, actually, cats are born with only two colors …
Celebrate the Black Cats

Celebrate the Black Cats

By Kathy McChesney, board member I sit here now admiring the beauty of my latest “rescue” cat. Panther is one of our favorite cats, and he is solid black. Three of our cats are black, and they are all beautiful, delightful family members. K…
How to Take Great Photos of Your Black Cats

How to Take Great Photos of Your Black Cats

You may have heard black cats referred to as “voids” because of their ability to blend into dark backgrounds, with just eyes staring back at you. The sad reality is that in today’s social media-driven age, some people are hesitant to adopt black …
The Rabies Vaccine for Cats: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Rabies Vaccine for Cats: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

By Beth Dokolasa September 28 is World Rabies Day, serving as an important reminder that although rabies is 100% fatal, it is also 100% preventable through proper administration of the rabies vaccine. What is Rabies? Rabies is a viral di…
How to Cope with the Loss of Your Cat

How to Cope with the Loss of Your Cat

By Desiree Argentina, CCS foster and adopter The death of your cat can be one of the most devastating losses you will ever face. It can be just as difficult or even more so than the loss of a human family member. The loss of your beloved cat c…
Celebrate Your Birthday with the Cats: Why Host a Facebook Fundraiser
| Amanda Huggett |

Celebrate Your Birthday with the Cats: Why Host a Facebook Fundraiser

An easy and unique way to ring in your birthday and help shelter cats is by hosting a fundraiser on Facebook. If your profile lists your birthday, Facebook will probably prompt you as it approaches to set up a fundraiser. You get to choose whi…