Standish Humane Society   standishhumane@comcast.net

P.O. Box 634, Duxbury, MA  02331   781-834-4663

We speak for those who cannot speak for themselves

Pet Care Tips

 

Learn about the benefits of feeding your cat wet food here

 


 





OUCH!   Cat Bites Can Be Serious 

What you should know if you are bitten by a cat
 Review Information from VCA Animal Hospitals Here





Pet Insurance
Some pet owners want to have the security of knowing their pet's health is insured, but don't know what insurance is best for them. While Standish Humane does not recommend any particular pet insurance provider, we are providing links to Reviews.com and Consumer Affairs to help you make an informed choice.





How to find a pet friendly apartment.



Link to site listing Pet Friendly Apartments in Boston



Link to site listing Pet Friendly Apartments in the Duxbury area.




 

Keeping your cat safely indoors - an escape route you never thought about.
In September 2013, a newly adopted cat (Bart) escaped from his new home by pushing through the accordian like spacer of a window air conditioner.  After 2 months of diligent searching, he was found and brought safely back to the shelter.  If you have window air conditioners, please be sure to firmly secure the spacers to the window frames with screws/nails. 




 Cat Must Haves ....
 
Congratulations!  You have adopted a kitty.

Click Here for a list of the 'must haves' for your new family member.




WINTER PET SAFETY TIP
We love our pets. Please keep them warm and safe inside, especially during these frigid conditions.
 
Outdoor or stray cats might seek warm shelter in your car's engine compartment or on tires.
Be sure to tap on the hood to alert the cat to move out.

 

Spotting Toxic Plants that May Harm Cats and Dogs. 

 Click >  10 Dangerous Indoor Plants for Pets


 


"Go Green" with Pet Safe Cleaning Products for your Home
 
All-Purpose Cleaner
1/2 cup borax 
1 gallon hot water 
Mix in pail dissolving the borax completely; wipe clean with a rag.

Wood Floors
1/4 cup white vinegar 
1 gallon warm water 
Mix in mop bucket, rinse afterwards.

Linoleum/Vinyl Floors
1 cup white vinegar 
2 gallons warm water 
Mix in mop bucket, rinse afterwards.

Furniture Polish
1/2 cup white vinegar 
1 teaspoon olive oil 
Mix and apply with a clean rag to dust and polish. Reduce the olive oil if wood looks too oily.

Toilet Bowl
baking soda 
white vinegar 
To clean and deodorize, sprinkle toilet bowl with baking soda, add white vinegar and scrub with a toilet brush.

Tub and Tile
1/2 lemon 
Borax 
Dip the face of the lemon half in borax to create a hand-held scrubber for dirty areas. Rinse and dry the surface afterwards.

Glass
1/4 cup vinegar or 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 
2+ cups of water 
Fill a spray bottle with water and either white vinegar or lemon juice: wipe with a rag or old 
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