Meridian Star


October 29, 2009

National Cat Day, Really!

Yes, it’s true!  This week the cat nation (and people, too) celebrated the greatness of cat-hood. The official date was October 29.

                                                 DOGS DROOL – CATS RULE

Quickly, I must add – the above statement is not mine, but meowed recently and very sweetly by my little kitty, Miss Sarah Bell.  At least it seemed this is what she meant, but maybe I’m wrong.

According to the founders, National Cat Day was formed to celebrate cats for their unconditional love and companionship as well as to encourage humans to rescue these sweet pets from animal shelters. It is estimated that approximately 4 million cats enter shelters every year, and 1 to 2 million of them are euthanized – so sad. The primary goal of this special day is to facilitate 10,000 adoptions of shelter cats nationwide on October 29. This will be the first year that the Animal Miracle Network will attempt to trace the numbers of cats adopted. Similar initiatives for dogs in the past have exceeded their goal of 12,000 dogs adopted. Colleen Paige, Founder, National Cat Day stated. “We put a lot of manpower into communicating with our affiliate event promoters and shelters around the country that signed to participate.”

There are many other organizations dedicated to the welfare of shelter cats/dogs. One is Tailwaggers For Life, Waynesboro, MS. Take a look at their web site: . It was in 2005 that this 501(c) 3 nonprofit began offering canine sheltering services. Their latest fundraiser is a very nice hardback cookbook entitled “Look Who We Found In The Kitchen.” It is a cookbook filled with special recipes donated by celebrities. To name a few:  Vanna White, Alan Jackson, Glenn Close, Gov. Haley Barbour, Arnold Palmer, Betty White, Jo McDivitt, Paul Ott Carruth, Jamie O’ Quinn, and Anne McKee (that’s right, ME!). There are a total of forty “Celebrity Recipes.” I’ve listed my granny’s pecan pie extravaganza – you don’t want to miss that one. The wonderful cookbook will make a lovely Christmas present and the funds will go to a great and needed cause.  Check with these fine people: Tailwaggers For Life, POB 1008, Waynesboro MS 39367, phone no. (601) 735-3779.

Text Only
Biz Marquee
New Today

Do you think the city of Meridian should contribute to a $600,000 matching grant Lauderdale County has applied for to fund a new building that could house a satellite Boys and Girls Club building?

     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide