How serious are
your patrons about making their felines happy cats? Serious enough to change litter daily? To choose household products based on how cat friendly they are, not on their cost? To search out specialty foods and holistic remedies, such as clematis and chicory? Readers concerned about their responsibilities as cat companions will get lots of good advice from Newkirk, cofounder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and author of a number of other animal-care books. 250 Things
discusses around-the-house improvements and dangers, ways to keep house cats' minds and bodies active, common physical problems, multiple cats in one house, how to "read" cat communications, and what cats eat (from healthy food to potential poisons). Although not essential, Newkirk's guide is likely to circulate where interest in feline friends is high. Mary Carroll
About the Author
Ingrid Newkirk, cofounder of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), is the acclaimed author of Save the Animals! 101 Things You Can Do, Kids Can Save the Animals,
and The Compassionate Cook.
She lives in Washington, D.C.