In honor of the super handsome Jingles, whom we adopted today from the Pitt County Animal Shelter (here he is below), today’s post is going to be cat-related:
Did you know that, like Jingles, above about 80 percent of orange cats are male?
Or that solid brown cats are very rare?
How about what the four different types of tabby cat patterns look like?
These and other fascinating facts are available in the “Cat Identification Guide,” available for only $5 from Alley Cat Allies.
Here’s the description of the guide from the Alley Cat Allies website:
Knowing how to accurately describe cats is important whether you work with cats, have your own cats, or care for community cats. Our “Visual Guide to Identifying Cats” covers cats’ traits form their overall looks, like coat pattern, to their tiniest features, like whisker color.
Printed on 100% recycled paper with environmentally friendly inks.
Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, works in communities to champion low-cost spay and neuter policies and programs, as well as lifesaving Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR). The organization also works the benefit felines in a number of other ways, including promoting feline-friendly communities through education (Click here for more about Alley Cat Allies resources for making your community more feline-friendly), as well as promoting microchip use to improve return-to-owner rates.
And, Jingles, who was a former stray, thinks that’s good news. 😉