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Tiny Timmy is Asking for Help!

Last year I posted some information from my friend, Tiny Timmy, about his trip to Washington, D.C.. There his human and others met with EPA officials to discuss the dangers of certain chemicals that are legally used and sold in over-the-counter flea and tick killers.

Timmy naps in a box

As I’ve told you before, these products contain pyrethroids, which are potentially toxic to cats. Tiny Timmy is a cat that suffered neurological damage due to exposure to these chemicals. Oliver is a cat that died from exposure.  Every year THOUSANDS of animals are harmed or are killed due to exposure to these chemicals, and yet they continue to be legally sold in products you can buy in all sorts of stores.

This year Tiny Timmy is again headed to D.C. to talk with EPA officials. To pay for the trip, he’s holding an online auction on Facebook.   There’s some really cool stuff up for bids, and many of the items include free shipping!

This is Tiny Timmy

If you’d prefer to make a monetary donation, you can do so through the Chip-In account set up by Timmy.  Of if you have airmiles you could donate, please contact Timmy by posting on his Facebook page- Tiny Timmy’s Healing Journey, or through Twitter at @TinyTimmySpeaks.

For more info, check out Timmy’s Blog Tiny Timmy’s Healing Journey.  Timmy also has an outreach project called Timmy Stones; check out their website too!

Will you join in and Be the Wave?

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I am a malamute that was rescued by her. I live with June Buggie the cat. I blog about animal welfare and responsible care of companion animals at rumpydog.com. You can follow me on Twitter - @RumpyDog. And don't forget to LIKE my Facebook page! Thanks!

Discussion

37 thoughts on “Tiny Timmy is Asking for Help!

  1. Great idea! Send Tiny Timmy my best wishes and good luck in DC

    Posted by Bluejellybeans | October 5, 2012, 2:48 AM
  2. What great work Tiny Tim is doing but how scary that these chemicals are still being allowed.

    Posted by Long Life Cats and Dogs | October 5, 2012, 3:14 AM
  3. I also wonder why these chemicals are still not forbidden. All the best to Tiny Tim!

    Posted by angelswhisper2011 | October 5, 2012, 4:05 AM
  4. Way to go Rumpydog. We’re going over to see if we can help out a little bit. Thanks pal – keep up with the good work. They’ll listen to you one of these days.

    Posted by mariodacat | October 5, 2012, 7:32 AM
  5. Such an important message to share.

    Posted by Paprika Furstenburg | October 5, 2012, 8:22 AM
  6. This is something we have to be very careful with for Collies have problems with several types of Flea, Tick and Heartworm medicines. It is a scary thing!

    Posted by colliesofthemeadow | October 5, 2012, 8:27 AM
  7. Rumpydog xxxx
    You always make my heart break – but in a good way
    You advocate so amazingly for animals
    if i can ever help with music or anything
    you have my email in my info ok ……
    They will listen To Tiny Timmy
    sometimes the smallest creatures make the most change
    xxx
    love you
    C

    Posted by Cat Forsley | October 5, 2012, 8:48 AM
  8. Crossed paws for Tiny Tim and will hop over to FB to check out the auction.

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | October 5, 2012, 9:32 AM
  9. I have a question. Is Permethrin one of the chemicals? Because it is one of the only ones that kills the fleas where I live. Our fleas have developed resistance to a lot of things because it’s a testing area. On the box I use, it says DO NOT USE ON CATS or other animals. Use only on dogs. Do not use on dogs that are groomed (licked) by a cat.

    Posted by Pepper Pomeranian (@PepperPom) | October 5, 2012, 9:37 AM
    • Yep that is one of ’em. But it has also been alleged to harm some dogs and human children.

      Posted by rumpydog | October 5, 2012, 9:55 AM
      • Fleas have gotten to be a major problem. (mild winters and developed resistance) But like anything the substances must be used with extreme caution and directions followed. Many people don’t read or don’t care or don’t understand, and aren’t trained in application.
        I wish they would ban lawn companies using such chemicals. Most of the time people aren’t trained and will apply those despite wind or rain conditions. We lost our favorite Bouvier due to that – and I don’t want that stuff blowing on my yard, neighborhood kids, or me either any more!
        Good cause Rumpy – headed to check out Timmy. Thanks for raising awareness

        Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | October 5, 2012, 10:54 AM
      • Added to the mix is the human mentality of if you don’t understand it, kill it.

        Posted by rumpydog | October 5, 2012, 1:48 PM
      • What all has been lost from the stomp now examine later…..they found what they thought was a spider in central TX that was supposed to be extinct..ONE spider…so they killed it to check DNA – and yeah, it was…no more have been spotted.
        Duh.

        Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | October 5, 2012, 5:16 PM
      • Permethrin is one and it’s an endocrine disruptor, which means a tiny amount is more harmful to human and other mammals endocrine systems. It’s also the pesticide that left Timmy with neurological damage and nearly took his life. You can see safer alternatives on TT’s site http://www.tinytimmy.org/alternatives

        Posted by Tiny Timmy | October 6, 2012, 2:32 PM
  10. We’re glad to see Tiny Timmy is still going strong and are hopeful he will be successful in change! We can’t donate but we will be praying and rooting for him. Safe travels.

    Posted by jansfunnyfarm | October 5, 2012, 10:02 AM
  11. Timmy is doing great jobs to keep fighting for all animals like us! How scary that those lethal products are still sold at stores…….I’m so sorry to hear about Timmy and Oliver….I’ll check Timmy’s facebook and website to see if I can do something for animals!

    Posted by eripanwkevin | October 5, 2012, 10:16 AM
  12. Great work Tiny Timmy is doing and I wish him all the best!

    I’ve given you the One Lovely Blog Award. You can find it on my post today. No pressure. 🙂

    Posted by Bassetmomma | October 5, 2012, 12:20 PM
  13. All the best of luck to Timmy! Looking through the fb page right now!

    Posted by Dianda | October 5, 2012, 12:41 PM
  14. ditto on what cat forsley said.i can help timmy in about a week with $ and will be very happy to do it,i have to make a reminder note! question…can this chemical cause tumors or growths in cats throat? i have a new stray i tend to,he is so skinny like the black cat in coraline 😦 he can’t swallow even the pate style cat food. he visibly chokes on it. i tried mixing milk with a can of it till it was soupy thin and he can lick it up like any other cat,he just can’t swallow food stuffs. so anyways i thought of him(my female strays defer to him,so i think he’s a he)when i read your article. you are such a great soul rumpy dog♥ please continue to do your great work in this blog.

    Posted by Morrighan | October 5, 2012, 1:54 PM
  15. Good luck in DC – I sure hope they listen this year. Will be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for some long awaited, positive action.

    Posted by barb19 | October 5, 2012, 4:49 PM
  16. reading this has been a real eye opener, I own a pet supply store and will be removing all products that contain these chemicals. Thanks and keep up the good work.

    Posted by pet store owner | October 5, 2012, 5:22 PM
  17. I bidded a bunch. Hope I can win some stuff and donate some money. Thank you for sharing.

    Sankissjuice

    Posted by Sankissjuice | October 5, 2012, 6:36 PM
  18. RUMPY!!! And every one – Thank you all for such wonderful support. Talking to just one person about these products creates a ripple and ripples become waves. Thanks Rumpy for posting and always being such a great support and inspiration to many.

    Posted by Tiny Timmy | October 6, 2012, 2:34 PM

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