Seemore is a six-year-old hound mix. He is a very active and loving boy. Seemore is an avid fetch player, but his game is you fetch the ball. He loves being the center of attention and en-joys being with people. Come out and play fetch with him. He needs a pal.
Me and Ow here. Watson is taking a break this week, so we are writing about cat tushes, a very sensitive cat issue. We have a remarkable ability to hop up on everything and squeeze ourselves into some tight places. But what, exactly, do cat tuches touch?
In a recent science fair project, Kaeden Griffin, a sixth grader in Tennessee, asked that exact question. He titled his project: How often do cat buttholes actually touch surfaces in our homes?
Griffin launched an innovative experiment to find out just how much contact a cat’s butt actually has with its surroundings. To set up the experiment, Kaeden and his mom Kerry covered the butts of their two cats (one is shorthaired and the other is longhaired) with a nontoxic red lipstick.
The next step was to direct their well-trained cats to sit on sheets of paper placed over different surfaces and to perform a series of actions, including sitting still, lying down, and jumping. Compensation for the cat was praise and treats. Once the data was collected, they removed the lipstick with baby wipes.
The results of that data will provide relief to fussy cat owners. It seems that both cats didn’t leave any traces of lipstick when they sat on hard surfaces like the nightstand or tile floor. However, the shorthaired cat did leave a slight smear on the white bed sheet.
So, it seems that our tushes don’t assault the home environment and that makes for a happy ending.
Me and Ow
LOOKING FOR A HOME
We have adorable puppies and kittens to foster! Call 775-423-7500 for details.
Policy, however, prohibits adopting out puppies or kittens under the age of six months to a home with children under 5 years of age. This is to protect both the children and the animal.
IN NEED OF
Executive Director for CAPS. We are look for an individual with office skills and experience handling animals. Call 775-423-7500 for details.
Kennel worker. We are looking for someone who likes animals and can manage kennel duties. Call 775-423-7500.
Aluminum cans. If you have cans to pick up, give us a call (775-423-7500) and we will come get them. You can also drop them off at CAPS.
Folks who need help affording spaying/neutering for dogs or cats. Due to rising veterinary costs we have adjusted our co-pay rate. The SNAPS program details are below.
IAMS Puppy food.
SHOUT OUT TO
Everyone who donated during the Betty White Challenge. A pooch smooch to you!
Folks who have donated using Facebook. All tails are wagging for you!
COME SEE US
CAPS is now open. We suggest appointments for adoptions, SNAPS, and food pantry. We are now accepting volunteers. Call 775-423-7500.
January Holiday: Change a Pet’s Life Day.
Due to rising costs in shelter and veterinary care, we have adjusted our adoption fees. Dog adoptions are $100. Cat adoptions are $60. All adoptees are healthy, spayed/neutered, and have all necessary shots. If the adoption doesn’t work out, you can return the animal to CAPS.
SNAPS is a program offered to Churchill County residents through CAPS that provides low-cost spay/neutering for cats and dogs. To qualify for SNAPS, you need to have one of the following: Medicaid, a child enrolled in NV Check Up Program, food stamps, 2020 tax return stating income is less than $30,000 or veterans disability card including a photo ID. Also required are a Churchill County ID and a co-pay. For information, call CAPS at 423-7500.
CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, Nevada 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423 7500. CAPS’ email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the CAPS website (www.capsnevada.com) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are likeable.
CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Email email@example.com.