[Vision2020] Caturday (April 15, 2017)

Moscow Cares moscowcares at moscow.com
Sat Apr 15 05:14:30 PDT 2017

We interrupt your normally scheduled Caturday thread to bring you a very important reminder . . .

Easter Lilies - including the leaves, pollen and even the water from the vase can be deadly to cats, so please be careful this weekend.

Courtesy of the Wirral Globe (Birkenhead, England) at:



Wirral pet owners warned after two cats died from eating lily pollen

PET-owners are urged to be aware of the dangers of lilies - a popular flower in the run-up to Easter - following the deaths of two cats in Wirral who ingested pollen from the flower.

The RSPCA was contacted by a heartbroken family after two of their cats became ill.
They were treated by a vet but it was not possible to save them.

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes, who liaised with the Wirral-based family, said people do not realise that the leaves, pollen and even the water from the vase can be deadly to cats.

He said: "Lilies are very popular flowers, especially at Easter time, but people are not always aware just how dangerous they are to cats."

"Cats can die after ingesting even a couple of petals from lilies - but the leaves, pollen and even the water from the vase can be deadly too."

"It is very important that we get the message across that lilies are potentially lethal to cats and that as little as a leaf can kill."

"Even cutting the stamens out once they have opened is not enough."

"A small smudge of pollen can be transferred to a cat's fur, and once a cat starts cleaning itself, they can quickly fall ill."

"We hope that by getting the message out there that people will be aware of the dangers of having lilies around their pets."

Signs to look out for include lethargy, sickness and weakness.
Anyone who believes their pet has eaten any part of a lily or has been poisoned should contact their vet immediately.


Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .

"Moscow Cares"
Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

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