Jackie and Paul with their first rescue Félix.

About The Authors

This illustrated guide has been written by Paolo Marra and Jacqueline Barros, both animal welfare activists and rescuers.

After many years of dedicating themselves to helping homeless animals, Paolo and Jacqueline realized that, in most cases, all health problems, abuse, and abandonment suffered by these companion animals are mainly due to the owner's lack of information regarding their pet’s real needs, traits and natural behaviors.

Not knowing how to adequately care for their pet plus a series of unrealistic expectations about their behavior, often lead the adopter to neglect and even abandonment.

Therefore, this illustrated guide to cats, incredibly quick and easy to read, targets two major objectives:

Firstly, help adopters get some basic knowledge on their feline friend’s needs and natural behaviors as well as the basic care required so that both the adopter and the cat can live happily ever after and fully enjoy this lifetime commitment.

Secondly, prevent abandonment and irresponsible adoptions as the result of not knowing how to deal adequately with their pet’s needs or for not having previously considered the level of commitment required, both personally and financially, as well as the responsibilities and tasks that a responsible adoption require for life and the eventual difficulties that may arise.

"Ignorance is the root of all evil." Socrates

Throughout the many years of hard work ‘in the battlefield’, helping animals on the streets, rescuing abandoned and abused pets, these two activists came face to face with the fact that animal cruelty and abandonment are social issues that affect millions of companion animals worldwide, involving their unfair treatment, endless suffering and many other problems that would be impossible to summarize.

Moved by their own personal experience, Paolo and Jacqueline decided to take their activism to the next level by writing this compelling book and their dream is to reach millions of adopters and potential adopters around the globe to help educate them so together we can create a better world in which all these defenseless sentient beings are respected and well cared for.

Authors can be reached at contact@adoptacatguide.com