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Welcome to Cat Haven

I love cats. I love their grace and their elegance. I love their independence and their arrogance, and the way they lie and look at you, summing you up, surely to your detriment, with that unnerving, unwinking, appraising stare.

- Joyce Stranger


* In Ancient Egypt the cat was worshipped as a god and the penalty for killing a cat was death.

* Shorthaired cats were taken to the U.S. by the first settlers in the 17th century. Longhaired cats didn't reach the U.S. until the late 19th century, when they were brought from Great Britain.

* A cat can taste certain smells by using the Jacobson's organ in the roof of its mouth.

* A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 30 miles per hour (48 km) over a short distance.

* Cats have more than 100 vocal sounds. (Dogs have only 10.)

* Only 4% of lost cats who enter U.S. animal shelters are returned to their owners.

* For every man, woman and child that is born in the U.S. 45 cats are born! You do the math. Please spay and neuter your companion animals!

* Only 2 out of 10 kittens born in the U.S. ever find a life-long home.

Kitty Links

Fried's Cat Shelter
No-kill cat shelter in Michigan City, Indiana.
Wisconsin Cat Club
Good information and help with cat behavior problems.
Cats (magazine)
The first cat publication in the country.
Cornell Feline Health Center
Cat care and health concerns.
Kay's Cat Links
50 cat sites to explore!
Feral Cat Coalition
Feral cats and trap-neuter-release colony control.
The Cats Protection League (UK)
Cat adoption, news, facts and care guides.
Jeff & Diane's Cat House
Information on cat health and home medical care.
A Little Tabby Speaks ...
... for the feral cats of the world.

A Few of My Favorite Cat Books ...

The Best Cat Ever, by Cleveland Amory.

The Cat Who Came for Christmas, by Cleveland Amory.

Ginny, The Dog who Rescues Cats, by Phillip Gonzalez.

The Blessing of the Animals: True Stories of Ginny, The Dog who Rescues Cats, by Phillip Gonzalez.

All My Patients Are Under The Bed: Memoirs of a Cat Doctor, by Dr. Louis J. Camuti.

The Indoor Cat, by Patricia Curtis.

The Cat Who Went to Heaven, by Elizabeth Coatsworth.

A Cat is Watching: A Look at the Way Cats See Us, by Roger A. Caras.

Cat Stories, by James Herriot.

The Body Language and Emotion of Cats, by Myrna M. Milani, D.V.M.

The Tribe of Tiger: Cats and Their Culture, by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas.

ASPCA Complete Cat Care Manual, by Andrew Edney, B.V.M.


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