Jul 18 2016

Waif of the Week – Grant!

Hey there, I’m Grant! You may not have heard yet that I was chosen as one of Wayside’s Waifs of the Week! I’m enjoying the attention, but I’d love to be able to wear the adopted ‘crown’ soon and get to my fur-ever home! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. You probably had to do a double take when you saw my photo because of my unique black and white coloring. I may have the markings of a cow, but I am in fact an adorable, little kitty. I’m 4 years old and ready to meet my purr-fect peeps! You may have noticed my beautiful golden eyes, too! I don’t like to brag but I sure do get a lot of compliments on them.

Don’t be mislead, I’m much more than a pretty face. I’m sweet, loving, affectionate and smart and I’m going to make the BEST companion to my people. I came to Wayside after being lost and alone as a stray. I was lonely and scared but then Wayside Waifs welcomed me with open arms and I just know this will be my last stop before finding my home.

I’m pretty much the perfect package: a confident, curious, affectionate, playful boy. My favorite toys are mice toys and feather wands. We’ll have so much fun chasing and playing together! I also LOVE snuggling up in a comfy lap, so if you have one of those, that would be PAW-SOME! My favorite thing at Wayside is to park myself in a good lap and watch all the cats and people around me – so entertaining!

If you’re looking for a fabulous feline who’s sweet and friendly with an unforgettable face, please moooove on down to Wayside and ask for me, Grant! Hope to see you soon!



Jul 6 2016

Summer Safety Tips for your Feline Friends!

Though many greet summer with excitement over warm weather, open pools, or a break from classes it is also a season when cat owners need to be especially careful. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you take care of your feline friend this summer.


1. Keep Your Cat Indoors

Cats are especially sensitive to hot weather and are far more comfortable inside with air conditioning than they are out in the heat. Keep your cat inside as much as possible, only bringing them out when absolutely necessary.cat-468232_1920

2. Know the Signs of Heat Stroke

Just like humans, cats are particularly vulnerable to heat stroke during the hot summer months. Symptoms of heatstroke in cats include panting, restlessness, sweaty paws, staggering, very red gums, or vomiting. If you notice these symptoms in your cat get them out of the heat and to a vet if the symptoms don’t subside.cat-1366235_1920

3. Ensure Your Cat Has Access to Shade

If you do bring your cat outside, make sure that they can move to a shaded area to cool down. Cats’ paws are especially sensitive to hot pavement and can easily burn if they are on it too long. Additionally, cats’ bodies can easily sunburn if they are sitting in direct sunlight for too long despite being covered in fur.cat-1365643_1920

4. Don’t Leave Your Cat in the Car

On hot days the temperature inside a car can rise exponentially in just minutes. In these conditions a cat left in the car can quickly succumb to heatstroke that could lead to death. If you are driving with your cat in the car with you keep the air conditioning on and make sure to take them with you when you leave.Cats

5. Watch Out For Bugs

Bugs, specifically stinging insects such as wasps and bees, can annoy or even harm your cat. Make sure to keep your cat away from these insects because they may decide it is a fun game to swat at the bugs. Sugary drinks attract these insects so don’t leave them around.

Summer will be both fun and safe for your cat if you use these five tips!cat-1461908_1920

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