Is your cat feeling left out while you and your guests nibble on fancy hors
d’oeuvres and other goodies? Treat her to her own yummy homemade snack!
1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the eggs.
2. Add the tuna, breadcrumbs, brewer’s yeast, and salt. Blend with a wooden
spoon until moistened and thoroughly mixed.
3. In a large skillet, melt the margarine over medium heat.
4. Form the mixture into 6 patties. Place the patties into the skillet. Cook each
side for 3 to 5 minutes until golden brown.
5. Allow the patties to cool, and then crumble them into small pieces.
6. Store in an airtight container in your refrigerator.
*You can substitute tuna with canned salmon or whitefish.
Source: Fit Cat: Tips and Tricks to Give Your Pet a Longer, Healthier,
Happier Life, by Arden Moore. Copyright 2015 by Firefly Books.
Used with permission.
How can you help animal shelters
take care of their cats during the
winter months? Dan Rossi, executive director of the Animal Rescue
League Shelter & Wildlife Center in
Pittsburgh, gave the same advice as
he would year-round. “The first thing
we need is people to adopt,” said
Rossi, whose shelter had more than
850 cats available for adoption in
October. “Even in late winter, we still
have hundreds of cats. We also need
volunteers to help take care of the
cats and foster.”
You can also help shelters year-
round by donating items such as cat
food (call the shelter to see which
brand it uses, because sudden dietary
changes can cause digestive upsets).
Shelters also appreciate kitty treats,
toys, stainless steel and ceramic
bowls, clean towels, paper towels,
hand and dish soap, and bleach.
And if you see cats outside in the
cold, help them by providing a feral
shelter, which you can either buy or
create with sturdy material and hay. If
the cat is friendly, bring the poor thing
inside and contact a shelter, which
hopefully has either cage space or a
foster home available. Better yet, consider giving the furry orphan a nice,
warm, loving, forever home.
Kellie B. Gormly is a Pittsburgh-based journalist otherwise known as “Mother Catresa”
to homeless kittens and cats. She blogs
about her adventures in fostering at mother
BY KELLIE B. GORMLY
What You’ll Need:
Get yourself (and your cat) into the
party spirit with these fun and easy-
Sparkly card stock Elastic thread
* Hole punch Scissors
* Shiny pompoms 3D stickers
* Tacky glue Paper clip
1. Trace the
on the back
of the card
2. Roll the card
stock into a
cone. Use tacky
glue to glue the
use a paper clip
to hold the two
until it dries.
3. Use the 3D stickers and extra
card stock to make fun phrases;
glue the pompom to the top of
4. Use the hole punch to make two
holes in the hat. Tie elastic thread to
each hole. If you’re making a hat for
your cat, make the strings nice and
short to hold the hat on him.
Erica McBride is a volunteer/foster program coordinator for a large animal shelter.
She loves to make crafts that provide
enrichment and comfort for animals big
Party Hats for
Cats and People
BY ERICA MCBRIDE
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup breadcrumbs
• Pinch of salt
• 1 tsp. brewer’s yeast
• 2 tbsp. margarine
• 1 61⁄2-ounce can of
drained and flaked