Ann Wondolowski to take leave of absence from board to help as Interim Executive Director

Ann Wondolowski to take leave of absence from board to help as Interim Executive Director

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John Lipp has stepped down as our Interim Executive Director, he has received a great opportunity with another local nonprofit closer to home.  We thank him for his help and support over the last few months and wish him luck in his new adventure.  John will stay connected with Town Cats by helping with special projects for the board, his first area of focus is helping Town Cats to develop a fundraising plan. As we continue to evaluate the needs in leadership for Town Cats, Ann Wondolowski has agreed to take a leave of absence from the board to help as Interim Executive Director. Ann Wondolowski joined the board in June 2014. She is a retired Information Technology Leader who spent over 25 years in the high tech industry. She…
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Meet our Interim Executive Director – John Lipp

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John is a nationally known leader in the nonprofit sector with comprehensive experience in fundraising, executive leadership and transition, governance, community engagement, and program development. John has worked with a variety of organizations over the past 28 years and has served as a trainer and keynote speaker for local, national and international audiences. His book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Recruiting and Managing Volunteers, was published in October 2009 from Alpha/Penguin. In 2015, he was a featured contributor to the anthology Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World from Jossey-Bass.   John served as a member of the faculty for San Jose State University’s Continuing Education Program in Nonprofit Management for over ten years and was also an instructor for CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in San Francisco.  He was…
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Pat Abreu good luck on your next adventure!

Pat Abreu good luck on your next adventure!

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Thank you from all of us at Town Cats After two years of working diligently for Town Cats, as of April 8th, Pat has stepped away from the role as our Executive Director.  All of us at Town Cats have enjoyed working with Pat and will miss her but she is not going far!  Pat will be remaining in her role as an adoption counselor at our Petco Blossom Hill location.  The cats will always be number one in her heart and she wants to continue to play a role in helping kitties find their forever homes.  She has spent the past twelve years working hard as a staff member and a volunteer for Town Cats to save lives, place friendly cats in good homes, promote trap/neuter/return for community cats,…
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Casey Jones, a Story of True Love

Casey Jones, a Story of True Love

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  Have you ever been caught in an impossible situation on your own with no hope in sight? Meet Casey Jones. He was in great pain. Cold. Starving. We know that Casey once had a home and people who loved him but he was lost and alone. He could not find his way back home. He was on his own trying to make it on the hard streets of San Jose but he was not doing too well. He was struggling to survive. He was slowly dying. Casey was a full-grown, adult, male cat, a Flame Point Siamese with beautiful, blue eyes and a glorious plume of a tail, but he was now painfully thin, weighing just 4.75 pounds, and he had a badly broken leg which dragged behind him.…
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Nibbles found a home for the holidays!

Nibbles found a home for the holidays!

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Remember Nibbles? Our 10 year old arthritic gentle giant who has two compressed vertebrae but still loves to be pet and playing with the laser light, well he has gone ‪#‎HomeForTheHolidays‬! We are beside ourselves with joy! John & Margarethe saw him on a social media post and just loved him from the start. They wrote in this lovely update for us: A Christmas Miracle He purrs He snores He eats & drinks He walks around exploring He climbed on our bed to be with us Tonight part of his Christmas Eve dinner will be lobster! We love him so much and our home feels whole again Thank you so much. Best regards John & Margarethe   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z62EaSKk7E
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Meet Patty Guthrie – our own cat whisperer!

Meet Patty Guthrie – our own cat whisperer!

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Patty Guthrie has been a faithful Town Cats volunteer since October of 2003. Back in Chicago, Patty had a cat in her cradle and she grew up loving cats and dogs with a wonderful, loving mom who taught her early on about giving back, fostering animals and volunteering in the community. Thanks to the blizzard of ’99 and 22” of snow, Patty and Dave migrated to California with their four cats, including their beloved cat Myriah. Patty was tired of the snow. Patty believes, “It is sort of my job to give back if I can.” For years Patty has volunteered at the Town Cats’ shelter on Wednesday nights. She has also worked as a Town Cats ambassador, doing outreach at public events and festivals. She has fostered and adopted…
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The Story of Jack

The Story of Jack

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One of our families who opened up their hearts and home to an FIV positive cat named Jack created this wonderful video to share the love they found with this special cat.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHPZruu2gm8
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Muffin – We kept fighting for her!

Muffin – We kept fighting for her!

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Muffin – We kept fighting for her! Remember Muffin? She is the darling, tiny, tabby kitten who was found under a car only days old; she was cold to the touch, still had her umbilical cord, and only weighs two ounces. A gifted Town Cats’ foster mom steps in and we have our first miracle. Muffin thrives. Fast forward three months and little Muffin goes in for her routine spay surgery and disaster strikes. Muffin has a rare, severe allergic reaction to the anesthesia and she is dying. She cannot breathe on her own; she is crashing. We are told the devastating news: “It’s not good. We are losing her.” Some kitties need to be rescued more than once. Through our tears, we asked, “Please keep trying. She is just…
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We are famous!  Article in Gilroy Dispatch

We are famous! Article in Gilroy Dispatch

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Homes Wanted: No-Kill shelter cares for cat What happens if your new baby is allergic to your longtime feline friend? Or the cheapest housing option doesn’t allow pets? How much can you afford to spend if he needs surgery or medication? These stressful situations require difficult decisions. Animal overpopulation and euthanasia rates worsen or improve depending upon the choices individuals make in tough situations like those. As these problems grow, local governments and concerned individuals create animal shelters to provide temporary homes for unwanted, abandoned, orphaned, and stray pets. Even at shelters, limited money and space means that healthy animals are often euthanized. Unless it’s a no-kill shelter. Town Cats was created in 1997 by Rosi and Albert Mirko to alleviate the suffering of cats in the Santa Clara County.…
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Introducing – Town Cats Strategic Plan

Introducing – Town Cats Strategic Plan

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Dear Friends of Town Cats: We are happy to share with you our firstever Strategic Plan. The creation of this document has been a collaborative effort, an adventure and a learning experience. Through this process we did an assessment of where we are today and we dared to dream of how we would like to succeed in the future. This Town Cats Strategic Plan 2015 – 2017 is our roadmap, a thoughtful analysis of our programs and our goals. We thank you for your vital participation in this process and we encourage your feedback and ongoing participation and partnership. Town Cats is an amazing, diverse group of people dedicated to the welfare of cats in our community. Our supporters, volunteers, donors, staff, adopters and partners work together to improve the…
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