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International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”)  is today September 21!

This special day gives us an opportunity for not only nations and organizations, but also individuals to create

Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger hoping for Peace

Today is International Peace Day. Please think peaceful thoughts and be kind today and everyday.

practical acts of peace.  This day was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly.  The very first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982.

With the creation of the  International Day of Peace, the United Nations pledged to devote itself to worldwide peace and to encourage all of mankind to work in cooperation to seek peace. Here is the premise for Peace Day:

“Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. This day will serve as a reminder to all peoples that our organization, with all its limitations, is a living instrument in the service of peace and should serve all of us here within the organization as a constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace.”

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Feline Adoption Tips from Mike Arms

A few weeks ago, my mom and Flat Gracey, my stunt double, had the privilege of  meeting Mike Arms, president of

Helen Woodward Animal Center

Helen Woodward Animal Center

the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego. The Helen Woodward Animal Center is an amazing, private, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals.

You might recognize the name from our participation in the Iams Home 4 the Holidays! Last year our small paws united to provide 32,375 meals for our cousins in need! The Helen Woodward Animal Center has partnered with Iams to make the Home 4 the Holidays a worldwide movement!  Get ready to pounce again this year

Mike Arms is a super smart big hearted animal lover and  is leading the way by setting the bar for animal centers. Notice that he does not use the word animal shelter, he uses the word  animal center.  The Helen Woodward Animal Center is an all-inclusive “center” that provides for the community’s animals, people and education of children.

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Petfinder.com’s Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week Sept 17-25

Our friend Jane at Petfinder.com told me about a very important week starting today, September 17, 2011. This week is Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable Pet Week.

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Water Crisis Can we send a truckload of water to Kenya?

Friends, I have something very serious to talk about with you. It is the water crisis in Kenya.

Imagine being super thirsty. Then imagine that you can’t just go to the faucet, the fountain or reach for a bottle ofGracey, The Tiniest Tiger water. Imagine that you are tired and feeling desperate because there is no water for you and that you might have to walk for hours and even a couple of days to reach a water source.  Imagine you have small children dependent upon you in this desert, with no food or water and you have to walk for days in search of relief.

Take a moment and try to Imagine

There is a water crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Right now an estimated 10.7 million people in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are trying to survive the worst drought in 60 years.  Families are forced to walk as long as 30 days to find food and water. Herds of livestock, the primary livelihood  for many of these families, have perished in the drought.

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Black Cat Appreciation Day! Mercy Me

Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day!

We are celebrating with my brother Mercy today.  He is a beautiful sleek and shiny boy with three white diamond

Gracey's brother Mercy

Mercy

patches at his chest and on his underside.  He has big  green eyes and a black nose.  Mercy is super sweet, he really is. I think we look alike around the eyes don’t you?

In honor of my brother,  I decided to tell you how Mercy came to be adopted into our family.

Mercy’s Story

Before we moved into our current habitat, we lived in another  habitat, that was a loft style apartment.  There was an alley that ran behind our building, and in this alley lives a feral colony of cats.  Now these cats were taken care of by a few of our neighbors and my parents.  We would feed the cats every day and if we were late, they would come up and knock on the door to remind us.

Not all of our neighbors liked the alley cats.  There was one lady in particular that was super mean.  One day she even had the Mayor trapped in the alley telling her that the cats were ruining her flowers. Now you might think that could be possible, cats will be cats,  but I must tell [Read more…]

Cat Power Tower Shelter & Rescue Donation Program

I already think the world of  Pat, the Chief Executive Cat at Cat Power Tower and now she has given us another reason to adore her! The Cat Power Tower is committed to supporting animal rescues and shelters by donating a Cat Power Tower logoportion of their sales to help them raise money!

Cat Power Tower has partnered with a number of shelters and rescues, they can be found on their website , to help them raise money for their organizations. I am super proud that The Tiniest Tiger has been given the  coupon code “TTT”

If you purchase the original 3-tier Cat Power Tower,  you will save $10 off the purchase price and Pat and her company will donate $40.00 to PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary! But because Pat is super terrific she is doubling this offer through the end of August!  So if you purchase the original 3-tier Cat Power Tower, you will save $20 of the purchase price and an $80.00 donation will be made to PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary just by using the coupon code “TTT”

Please visit the Cat Power Tower website to find out more about and to see the list of organizations already enrolled in the program.  If your animal shelter or rescue organization is interested in partnering with Pat and the Cat Power Tower to raise money please email feedback@cat-power-tower.com for more details and to fill out the sign up form!

Our Cousin Billy Smukalia Needs Our Help

Friends, I am so sorry to tell you that our cousin Billy crossed the Rainbow Bridge last night, 8/9/11.
Thank you for your support and love of Billy. He fought very hard and his parents did every thing they could to help him. Rest in peace sweet Billy knowing that you are loved. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Billy SmukaliaFriends,

I received this email just a few minutes ago and I wanted to share it with you.  If you are able, could you please help Billy’s parents?  Here is the letter.

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Small Paws Unite for St. Francis Animal Rescue Center

“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men”

Francis of Assisi

This quote is one of my favorites  by Francis of Assisi (Giovanni Francesco Bernardone, 1181-1226) who is known as the patron saint of animals and the environment. We have this icon hanging in our office to remind us to try and do our best for all of earth’s creatures both big and small.

The purpose of The St. Francis Animal Rescue Center is to rescue unwanted, abandoned and homeless cats in the York County and South Mecklenburg County areas and care for them until the cats can find  homes.  They are a no-kill, cage-free shelter that provides food, housing, veterinary care, immunizations and spaying or neutering for the animals in their care.  They strive to find good, loving permanent homes for the almost 100 cats that currently reside at the shelter. Additionally, they want to increase community awareness of the extent and gravity of the problem of homeless animals in the area.

It is hard to believe that a year has gone by since we all chipped in to help our cousins in need at St. Francis Animal Rescue Center. A lot has happened over the last few months and the good news is that Charlene has found a

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1 Photo = 2 Iams Premium Protection Meals for PurrEver

When you share a photo of one of your feline family members here on The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club,

Iams will donate  2 Premium Protection Senior Cat Meals

to PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary for every photo with a comment.

  • Just go to the comment section below this post.
  • Click where you see +Image below and to the left of the comment box.
  • Upload your photo.
  • Tell us the name of the cat in the photo and if you can tag Iams by typing the @ symbol and then Iams.  @Iams.  Tab to autocomplete.

I posted a photo of Bad Kitty as an example.

Double the Donation!

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1 Comment = 1 Iams Premium Protection Meal for PurrEver

I need your help to feed the cats at PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary

Iams Premium Protection for Senior Cats.

I want to tell you how much this means to Rita, the sole caretaker at PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary. Rita works super hard and she really appreciates our small paws uniting to make a difference to the cats in her care especially now during this stressful time.  Rita’s daughter, a police officer, was injured in the line of duty.  Let’s help Rita while she recovers from worry and Jess recovers from her injuries.  Thank you everyone!

Here is all you have to do.

Leave a comment telling us; How does your cat let you know it is supper time?

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