Celebrate International Cat Day This Thursday
Did you know that Thursday, August 8th is International Cat Day?
If you’ve been in the Asheville area for very long, you’ve probably seen the car stickers with the initials ACW. The traditional oval sticker has been redesigned to include ears and whiskers. Why? Because Asheville is serious about their furry (and non-furry) cat friends. If you want to keep your kitties safe at home, here are some tips.
Asheville Cat Weirdos Emergency Fund
In 2016, a Facebook group was started to connect cat lovers in Asheville with one another to share photos and stories of their favorite feline friends. But with a drive to do more for the community, the emergency fund was born.
Now, in times of economic hardship, community members can reach out to the fund if a cat–related emergency strikes them.
There are several local businesses supporting the ACW Emergency fund including Patton Avenue Pets, Orbit DVD, and Mountain Pet Rescue.
Keeping Kitties Safe at Home
To prevent injury or sickness for your cat at home, there are a few things you can do.
- Remove plants that are toxic to cats such as lilies.
- Provide high spaces for kitty to retreat in the home.
- Keep their carrier out so they get used to it.
It’s also best to keep up with regular vet check–ups even when your cat doesn’t seem sick. And, to keep them safe, keep them inside away from dangers like cars and potential diseases.
Building a Catio
Of course, no one can deny that cats seem most in their element when they can go outside. They maydash for the door with hopes for escape even when you try hard to keep them inside.
One solution for this problem is to build a catio. You could buy a home that already has an enclosed outdoor space that you can use for your kitties. But if that’s not an option, building an outdoor run for your cat can be a great way for them to experience the great outdoors.
Local Veterinary Resources
Keeping your kitty healthy in Asheville goes hand–in–hand with finding veterinary care for them. There are vets all over the area and many come highly recommended. Some include:
- North Asheville Veterinary Clinic
- The Cat Care Clinic of Asheville
- Charlotte Street Vet
- Open Door
North Asheville has a “cat only” entrance and the Cat Care Clinic is a “cat only” practice. Open door offers discounted veterinary services.
There are additional resources for cat owners in Asheville. REACH is the after-hours emergency clinic for health specialists such as oncologists or surgeons, Upstate Vet has a full office in Gerber Village.
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