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Great Ads for Cat Adoption During Adopt-A-Cat Month
Mental Floss ^ | 6/24/14 | Miss Cellania

Posted on 06/25/2014 12:26:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

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ACCT Philly

June is almost over, but there’s still a week left in Adopt-A-Cat Month from the American Humane Association. The spring crop of kittens are old enough to go to new families and there are plenty of mature cats who need a place to call home. To this end, many animal shelters are going the extra mile to grab your attention and many offer special discounts on pet adoptions. They also come up with clever and enticing ads to pique your interest.

In 2012, the Shelter Pet Project ran an ad campaign that turned cats into little comedians. Their thoughts may be well represented, though, because the things humans do can be inexplicable. The campaign included quite a few funny videos, too.

We just missed this event! Anjellicle Cats Rescue in New York City had a Downton Tabby event at PetCo last week. Each cat had a poster outlining his/her personality and selling points, which you can see in a gallery at Gothamist.

But Anjellicle Cats Rescue also has a campaign in which they latch onto World Cup fever by featuring cats rooting for different countries. It’s called FIFA Cats! Shown here is today’s entry. Also see cats for the USA, Germany, France, and more.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is offering adult cats for a low $5 adoption fee. The fee covers spay or neutering, vaccinations, Fe-Leuk testing, microchip implant, and two cans of cat food. What a bargain! The $5 offer also goes for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, birds, turtles, and snakes through June 29th. The poster here is from last year’s June adoption event.

The Boone Area Humane Society in Boone, Iowa, has a great ad and a great deal on cat adoption through the end of this month.

Some even reference particular models, and don’t forget to ask for the catfax!

Graphic artist Alix Sobler created this ad for The Winnipeg Humane Society campaign a few years back. The sentiment is still the same- adopting a cat is the best ten pounds you’ll ever gain.

ACCT (Animal Care and Control Team) Philly in Philadelphia is offering cats with special discounts, and cats over five years old can be adopted at no charge during June. They also have special promotions that change every week. The whole point is to find homes for the many cats who need them.

The Animal Humane Society of Minnesota had some clever bus ads a few years ago, reminding us of one huge benefit of owning a cat.

The Homeless Animal Adoption League in Bloomfield, New Jersey, posts pictures of adoptable pets on their Facebook page, but they also have a habit of dressing them up as image macros that make you just want to hug them all!

Your local shelter may be offering some great deals in June on cats who need loving homes. If you don’t know how to find your local shelter, just enter your zip code into Petfinder.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Only 5 days left in June - best get hopping!
1 posted on 06/25/2014 12:26:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...

2 posted on 06/25/2014 12:26:55 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

3 posted on 06/25/2014 12:39:51 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....should' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum; Gefn

4 posted on 06/25/2014 12:49:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Gefn

5 posted on 06/25/2014 12:57:41 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....should' Nuff said!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Swampsniper's cat Missy. Other photos in this thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2667792/posts

6 posted on 06/25/2014 1:08:31 AM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: TChad

Missy frowns upon your shenanigans.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 1:11:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

8 posted on 06/25/2014 1:13:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Missy frowns upon your shenanigans.

She'll forgive me when she smells the tuna. Works every time.

9 posted on 06/25/2014 1:14:41 AM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Great post BTW.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 1:15:01 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....should' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
Thanks!
11 posted on 06/25/2014 1:17:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TChad; Focault's Pendulum; Gefn

12 posted on 06/25/2014 1:24:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Tho love of a cat! :o)


13 posted on 06/25/2014 1:27:11 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Best love there is.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 1:45:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; All

My birthday is in September.

This is all I want, plus a 100 lb bag of littter. Being a cst lady without a cat just not right.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 2:31:27 AM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Gefn
Being a cst lady without a cat just not right.

What does your time zone have to do with it?
16 posted on 06/25/2014 3:28:48 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I love the detail in the cartoon you posted. I’m able to name or describe 3/4s of the cats, though I cannot be sure if the cat looking out the window is Krazy Cat or Cicero’s Cat. Heathcliff is conspicuous by his absence (no great loss). And, it turns out that “Josie and the Pussycats” actually DID make an LP record album (in 1971).

Batman has less business than most to warn anybody about OCD.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 3:37:14 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Gefn

You’ll get one. Ceiling Cat says so.


18 posted on 06/25/2014 5:01:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Now there’s a thought - what if Batman’s utility belt included some Bat-Prozac?


19 posted on 06/25/2014 5:03:35 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Be VERY observant of what the shelter staff say/do during the adoption process. We adopted a kitten and told the staffer we DO NOT want our personal information given to anyone. Clearly and firmly.

The shelter gave email, home address and (unlisted) phone number to a telemarketing company anyway. A**holes.

We’re still playing whack-a-mole with “charity” telemarketers (who are exempt from DNC lists) since *that* company shared its list with others who...well, you get the idea.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 5:11:32 AM PDT by Peet (Liberals are the feces that are created when shame eats too much stupid. -Dale Gribble)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Only room for one cat in our house.

My cat said so.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 6:21:25 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Dr. Sivana

The first one I managed to pick out was Simon’s Cat.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 6:24:34 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: moovova

That’s what our first one told us, until we had a stray decide to move into the house and have kittens. So now she has two feline housemates along with her two humans.


23 posted on 06/25/2014 6:26:31 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I posted a thread the other day about our belief that one of our rescue cats may have saved my wife from injury or worse a few nights’ back...fodder for another ad...”save a kitten’s life, and someday that kitten may return the favor”. What better reason to adopt a rescue today, especially if you are diabetic?


24 posted on 06/25/2014 6:36:36 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Yay! Thank you. Glad there is another of like mind in the Garden State who loves felines. :)


25 posted on 06/25/2014 6:43:38 AM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Oh wow, I guess I shouldn’t be typing that late at night and spell check didn’t get it.

As spelling errors go, it is kinda funny.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 6:46:46 AM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ think I would rather have bat-Prozac in Batman’s belt than little blue bat pills.

If you get my drift, (nudge, nudge, wink, wink)


27 posted on 06/25/2014 6:51:35 AM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Slings and Arrows

All my cats have been foundlings.

I have 4 in the house now and one outside.

Someone brought an 8 week old little one to me yesterday. Very sweet little guy who just wants to snuggle and purr. I hardened my heart and said we were taking him right to the shelter.

On the way I had a change of heart and decided to keep him. Only problem is he has ringworm.

Took him to the vet to get checked out, healthy except for the ringworm. He’s had a bath in Vet prescribed shampoo and cream on the ringworm spots. He’s staying in a large cage in the garage until all clear.

What’s one more cat when you already have a crew....


28 posted on 06/25/2014 6:51:37 AM PDT by katnip (I hate thieves....)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers


The first one I managed to pick out was Simon’s Cat.

I'm old school comic strip in my fictional cats, but of course I saw Simon's Cat, once more asking for food. But there's also:

Felix the Cat
Krazy Cat/Cicero's Cat
Bill the Cat (from Bloom County)
Top Cat
The Cat from Itchy and Scratchy (I don't watch Simpsons, so I don't know which he is)
Sylvester
Tom (of Tom and Jerry< with a finally dismantled Jerry next to him . . .Yay!)
Garfield
Nermal (from Garfield)
The cat from Ren and Stimpy (again, I know not which one)
Penelope (cat who looks like a skunk in Pepe Le Pew)
Bucky Katt (from the hilarious Get Fuzzy)
Cat from Mutts?
A couple of vintage Disney cats from their cartoons


I would have added Supergirl's cat Streaky, and DEFINITELY Rufus' kitty in Gasoline Alley (picture below).


29 posted on 06/25/2014 7:12:05 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Is the orange/red cat in the upper left Azrael from Smurfs? If so, the artist forgot about the bite out of one ear.

There are two of the Aristocats on the right (proud looking orange/red and small white, on the right), but no Heathcliff?


30 posted on 06/25/2014 7:51:23 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: who knows what evil?

Very true.


31 posted on 06/25/2014 8:24:08 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Gefn

But what if Batman really needs the Bat-Pole?


32 posted on 06/25/2014 8:26:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: katnip
My three are all former strays too. They know a sucker kind-hearted soul when they see one.
33 posted on 06/25/2014 8:29:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Maybe Pinky is still available!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcdkaUmZGqs


34 posted on 06/25/2014 3:04:42 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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He’s a very loving cat.


35 posted on 06/25/2014 3:36:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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