1 6-oz can of water-based tuna
1 tsp. organic catnip,
1. Drain the liquid from the tuna into a pouring cup.
2. Fill a plastic ice cube tray halfway with bottled water.
3. Lightly sprinkle catnip into each of the cube holders in
4. Fill the rest of the ice cube tray with tuna water.
5. Carefully store in your freezer.
6. Wait a few hours until the cubes are frozen solidly. Then, plop one tuna popsicle
into your cat’s clean bowl and watch her enjoy this homemade fishy feast.
*We used these fun fish-shaped ice cube trays.
There’s nothing like a popsicle on a hot summer day.
Let your cat join you in this summertime tradition
with popsicles made just for her!
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
Wouldn’t it be better for the animal to be adopted into an actual
home with shelter as well as
love? That is the best situation for
a pet, but the mutual heartbreak
of splitting up a loving pet-human
pair can be very damaging.
Genevieve Frederick, founder
of Pets of the Homeless, said her
in the healing power
of companion pets and
of the human/animal
bond, which is very
important in the lives
of many homeless.”
“They find solace,
protection, and com-
their pets,” Frederick’s
says. “They care for
their pets on limited
resources so they themselves
The organization provides
services all around the country,
with 404 donation sites that have
collected 414 tons of pet food.
The group has paid for medical
treatment for nearly 13,000 pets
and also provides sleeping crates
for pets. The group’s website, pets
ofthehomeless.org, shows you
resources available near you where
you can point people for help.
Ways to help include sending
a cash donation, becoming a volunteer that helps recruit sites for
pet-food donations, and helping
to connect pet owners in need to
All animals deserve food and
medical care, regardless of their
humans’ situation. Pets of the
Homeless can care for the animals,
and hopefully, both human and
animal will find a physical home
Source: Fit Cat: Tips
and Tricks to Give
Your Pet a Longer,
Life, by Arden Moore.
Copyright 2015 by
Firefly Books. Used