According to the Humane Society of the United States, eliminating outside the litter box is the number one (pardon the pun) reason people surrender cats to shelters. Having rescued and re-homed over 1,500 homeless cats and kittens, award-winning author and cat behaviorist Dusty Rainbolt was inspired to write her new book Cat Scene Investigator: Solve Your Cat’s Litter Box Mystery to help cat owners find the causes and solutions that keep cats in homes and out of shelters.
America’s Veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker says: “Cat Scene Investigator is a must-read for every cat owner. Dusty Rainbolt helps you view things through a detective’s eye to determine and correct the cause of house-soiling, or better still, to prevent the problem entirely. It’s a happy ending for everyone, including your carpet.”
Louise Holton, founder of Alley Cat Rescue and pioneer of community cat rescue agrees loves the book and states: “This is a must-read for all those who share their homes with cats. ’Inappropriate Elimination’ is a term most cat lovers are familiar with. We have brought the wild, however domesticated the cat has become, into our lives and into our homes. There are times when our feline friend may get a urinary tract infection, which may cause him not to want to use the litter box, or a change in the household, which can bring out behaviors that are often difficult for us humans to live with.
Dusty, in her inimitable style of writing, gives you lots of information which covers every situation that can affect cats. And, what is even more important, she gives you abundant ideas on how to resolve the issues. The book is written in true CSI-style. If you truly wish to get to the solutions, you have to be a sleuth! You will learn how to become one in this book. Dusty, a cat expert herself, also brings in other cat experts who have lots of tips to help you. She discusses health issues, food issues, and even gives advice on how to enrich your housebound kitty’s life.
I will be recommending this book to anyone who calls the Alley Cat Rescue office with complaints about their cat not using the litter box. And many do call. We give them some quick tips, number one being: get your cat to the vet for a checkup. But now I will have a more comprehensive tool in my kit to help save cats lives: this superb and long-overdue book!”
Dusty Rainbolt is a three-time winner of the Friskies® Writer of the Year Award, author of Cat Wrangling Made Easy, Kittens for Dummies® and hundreds of articles and columns. She is also editor-in-chief of AdoptAShelter.com. “When she’s not editing, writing or rescuing cats, she is volunteering her time to help more shelters and rescues benefit from AdoptAShelter.com,” says founder Chris Ruben. “Since the beginning, Dusty has been an integral part of our team. Over the decades, her commitment to cats and keeping them out of shelters, and helping shelters raise money has been unrelenting. We can’t think of a better way to put the finishing touches on our 5th Anniversary than with the release of Cat Scene Investigator. Everyone in the rescue community should get a Kindle or hard-copy version via AdoptAShelter.com and help cats twice!”