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Donald Tardy And Wife Heather Help Feral Cats

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Besides drumming for Obituary, Donald Tardy has other interests of a more altruistic nature. He and his wife Heather established the "Metal Meowlisha" as a way of aiding over 130 feral cats a day. Metal Meowlisha has the following mission statement, and you may go to it's website to learn more.

"Donald and Heather are committed to caring for feral cats in more than 20 spots or ‘colonies’ each day, 365 days a year. This also involves continually practicing Trap-Neuter-Return and using spay/neuter to control the population of free roaming cats in our area. The ASPCA endorses Trap-Neuter-Return as the ONLY Humane and Effective manner of managing free roaming cat populations, and so do we! In caring for so many cats on the streets, we find many abandoned cats, especially in the current economy and college area that we are working in. Often they are in need of health care, some need extensive treatment. The MM works with our vet and local clinics to the sick and injured cats we find, and networks with the wonderful rescues and shelters in our city to help find homes for friendly, adoptable cats and kittens. We strive to provide medical care as needed to sick or injured feral cats so they can be returned to their outdoor homes to live happily and comfortably. The MM embraces a no-kill ideology and strives to treat sick and injured cats without euthanizing cats based on financial considerations or testing positive for infectious diseases. We also believe that any cat or kitten whose life will be impacted by the results of a "positive" test deserves to be retested as these results are not always correct the first time, and sometimes with time a cat will clear the antibodies or virus. They don't euthanize MLB players for testing positive! We believe all cats deserve a second chance as much as it is possible, keeping the cats quality of life & prognosis of course in primary consideration."

Currently, Obituary is planning it's next big live gig at the Chas Metal Attack VI in the Circo Volador in Mexico City, supported by Pathology and Rigor Mortis. The date for the Festival is February 4th, 2012. Check out Obituary's Facebook page for more information.


Source: Examiner

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1. goatlady writes:

Too awesome!

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2. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

this is awesome...two great things that are awesome together..kittehs and brutal death metal...my kitteh loves to listen to obituary...

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3. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

So metal \m/

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4. hellrat writes:

Cats fvckin OWN!

As a professional hunter and wildlife manager, well practiced in the necessary population control and habitat maximization philosophy and strategies geared toward the long term perpetuation of our Native wildlife species, I'll extend my perspective and say that these guys are making a fine effort for the best interests of a human-introduced, exploding population of domestic felines that have gone 'wild' due to generations of owner neglect and irresponsibility

My Honey and I found our own striped little grey fireball as an 8 or 9 week old kitten in a rural warehouse parking lot, with an eye infection and a swollen lymph gland pushing his tongue back into his throat...he is now 8 1/2 years old, hale and healthy, neutered, and just as loony as when he first started feeling good again after we took him into our home and hearts.

His name is Mario Cipollini, he LOVES the fvckin metal, and he will kick yer a$$ if ya fvck with him when he's in the mood (he don't use his claws in play, but he bites like a motherfvcker!)... I wish I could post a picture or some video up here, he's a most Prize Specimen and a complete character, a frikken cartoon! I love that little fvcker more than I care either way about most people...he makes my heart smile, no matter what rotten mischief he might be up to... :)

Anyway, remember ol Chuck Shuldiner's kittens shirt?

\m/ Viva Todos Tiempos Los METAL Gatos \m/

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5. albert cr writes:

aaa donald tardy has soft spot on cats..but hey
there is lot of poor people so people are more
important than cats..so give money to poor
people first...

obituary ...one of best dm bands..

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