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BY JACKIE BROWN
Summertime Tips for a Cool Cat
White and light-colored cats are most at
risk for sunburn. If your
cat goes outside, apply
pet-safe sunscreen to
her nose and ears.
In the house, lower
the shades during the
hottest parts of the day
(between 10 a.m. and
4 p.m.). You can also
apply a UV-blocking
film to your windows.
consumption with a
cooling bowl or water
fountain, or add
broth or tuna juice to
your cat’s water dish.
If it’s really hot,
freeze water in a
2-liter bottle, cover
with a towel, and let
your cat cuddle up to
*PETS AND CARS DON’T MIX
Temp outside (F) Temp in Car Time to Reach
70 degrees 113 degrees 60 minutes
75 degrees 109 degrees 30 minutes
80 degrees 99 degrees 10 minutes
THIS SUMMER, PROTECT YOUR CAT FROM
SUNBURN, OVERHEATING AND DEHYDRATION.
Cats can get
Big Cat News
By Kim Campbell Thornton
Jaguars in Arizona In Arizona, jaguars are attempting a comeback in what used to
be prime habitat for them. One, nicknamed El Jefe (the chief), has been spotted in the Santa Rita
Mountains south of Tucson. A second male was captured on a trail camera photo taken near Fort
Huachuca, southeast of Tucson. Another jaguar tripped a trail camera in Arizona’s Dos Cabezas
Mountains. So far, no females have followed them across the border, but conservationists hope
that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will take note of the migration and increase efforts to preserve habitat, fight poaching and educate people about the cats.
Asiatic Cheetah Nears Extinction Cheetahs in the Middle East are not
doing so well. A single, isolated population of only 40 to 50 individuals in central Iran is all that
stands between the Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) and extinction. That’s down from
70 to 110 just six years ago. And despite the Asiatic moniker, the species is extinct in Asia. Of the
critically endangered cats, only two females remain in the wild as of last year.
Wildcats in Asia Despite the Asiatic cheetah’s plight, Asian forests contain more
wildcat species than any other continent. Many wildcat species make their homes there: the
Asiatic golden cat, Borneo bay cat, clouded leopard (pictured), fishing cat, flat-headed cat, jungle
cat, leopard cat, marbled cat, rusty-spotted cat, Sunda clouded leopard and Asiatic wildcat. The
continent is also home to three big cat species: the Asian lion, leopard and tiger.
In the Wild