Top 5 Fun Toys To Get Your Kitten Just In Time For The Holidays!

Top 5 Fun Toys To Get Your Kitten Just In Time For The Holidays!

It’s that time of year again! Cat owners like you love spoiling your pets every day of the year; but you know that the holidays are extra special, especially when everyone comes together and gives their loved ones presents! Finding the purrfect holiday gift for your cat is as easy as following our list of Top 5 Holiday Toys! 1. Tower of Tracks | Under $12 For a gift that will paw-sitively amaze, Pestages’ Tower of Tracks is an interactive cat toy that will keep your feline friend active. They’ll try all day to swat the spinning, brightly-colored ball from the track. Whether you have just one or several cats, this is a toy every kitty can enjoy at once. 2. Beaver Refillable Catnip Toy | Under $7 This catnip toy from KONG will be your kitty’s new favorite. With a price you can’t beat, this toy comes with all the things you’ll need to keep your kitty entertained. This is great for one cat, or a cat who likes to share with their siblings. 3. 3 Way Tunnel | Under $13 This three-way tunnel is perfect for cats who like to explore. It makes a fun crinkle sound and comes with a toy that your kitty can play with whether they’re in the tube or not. You don’t have to worry about your cat’s nails going through this tunnel because it’s made with ultra-strong, tear-resistant polyester. The best part of this gift is, if you have a dog, or multiple cats, every furry friend can play at once. 4. Catit Sense 2.0 Digger for Cats | Under $15...
Cat Safety Tips for the Purrrfect Holiday Season!

Cat Safety Tips for the Purrrfect Holiday Season!

The holiday season should be one filled with love, happiness, and (hopefully!) worry-free days. When sharing the holidays with your fuzzy friend, knowing the ins-and-outs of cat safety can help you have a safe, healthy, and most enjoyable holiday with your cat. Thinking Of Sharing Your Meal? Think Again While it can be tempting to share some turkey with your fuzzy friends, it would be best if you ignored those watchful eyes. A cat’s diet can be extremely sensitive. Just as is mentioned in Town Cats’ Seasonal Safety Advocacy tips, “While a small piece of boneless, cooked turkey or a lick of pumpkin are probably ok, too much Thanksgiving food can cause stomach upset, diarrhea, or pancreatitis.” Dispose All Bones: Make sure all bones and carcasses are thrown away securely. If your cat gets their paws on a bone, it could cause choking, digestive issues, or even salmonella poisoning. Create a Safe Place When Guests Arrive If you’re having family and friends over for the holidays, creating a quiet place for your more timid felines to retreat to could prevent potential escapes. Cats can get overwhelmed by the festivities and their flight instincts can kick in. All it takes is one open door for a cat to slip away unnoticed. Additionally, if any dogs may be entering your home that your cat may be unfamiliar with, keeping them apart will minimize your cat’s stress. Afterwards, try introducing them slowly. For more help on how to properly introduce cats and dogs, see American Humane Society’s Fact Sheet. Holiday Observances: Elevate Candles and Menorahs Although most adult cats understand a flame...
Happy Endings: Violet and Skippi Together at Last

Happy Endings: Violet and Skippi Together at Last

Violet was trapped in the San Jose area and brought into a local shelter a while back. The shelter asked for help from a rescue organization to help care for her, as she had a severe case of URI (upper respiratory infection), and a punture wound on her hind leg. We were able to step in and help Violet, thanks to one of our wonderful volunteer fosters. While Violet was being fostered, a former adopter shared the story with her sister Skippi. Skippi was thinking about adopting and wanted a long haired young cat, and when she heard about Violet she knew this was the perfect cat for her. Skippi was willing to wait for weeks on end so this beautiful girl could have the time she needed to get better. Finally all of Violet and Skippi’s waiting was rewarded and last weekend was the perfect time to transition Violet into her new forever home. Thank you Skippi for opening up your heart and home to sweet...
Happy Endings: Darth Sidius thriving in her new home

Happy Endings: Darth Sidius thriving in her new home

Darth Sidius aka Siddy was adopted two months ago, and we’re happy to report that she has adjusted very well in her forever home. Her new mom said… “Two months today since Siddy came home with us and we see a huge change from the first day. She is not scared of the dog. She is a master gardener .. just replanting and rearranging the indoor plant. I am so thankful that you guys took such great care of her. She is so sweet and loving.” Help us to have more Happy Ending stories to tell, and spread the word about the cats we have available for...
Meet Pirate and Ember – Available for Adoption!

Meet Pirate and Ember – Available for Adoption!

These cute boys are currently at the Petfood Express Adoption Center, stop by and meet them (1152 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose)   Ember  My name is Ember. I’m dark as night, full of adventure, and sweet like sugar…. I am a very comical guy, always curious, and I love to play! I’m a cuddler, and I love getting and giving affection! I love to snuggle and I like to explore. My tail is different, or so I always hear, but in a funny way. Scratch my  back and the tip of my tail touches the back of my head! I have a lot of personality! For example, I love to be in tunnels–something about them, I’ve never found a tunnel I didn’t like! And laser pointers! I will chase down every toy you throw for me. I really like kids, and I’m not easily startled, I don’t want to brag, but I’m pretty brave. I have the funniest little meow, and I am quite the talker. I have never been around a dog, but I think I could handle it. I am one of 8 kittens, and I’m the last one left. I like to think people are saving the best for last. Lucky for me I was introduced to Pirate. We’ve become the best of friends and we do almost everything together. In my foster home there was a second floor window and I LOVED to watch the birds and squirrels. (we took a vacation there.) I would prefer to stay with my friend, but if we had to be separated, for the right home that might...
Tribute to Daisy

Tribute to Daisy

Unfortunately we lost one of our longer term cat residents last week. Daisy lost her ongoing battle with kidney issues, and we had to say good bye to her. Rather than mourn her passing, we wanted to celebrate her life and share her story. Daisy came to us when Town Cats took on a local hoarding case a few years back. When she arrived she was very timid and not in the best health. After a whole lot of TLC and socializing she came out of her shell and began to blossom. She loved cuddling with her gal pal and partner in crime Miss Eartha Kitt. She was an unbelievably sweet girl who loved to show her affection by purring – she didn’t even need to be petted to purr, sometimes just a look in her direction would elicit a purr-fect response. Daisy loved to play with string, bat toys around the room and didn’t let her age stop her. Temptations were her favorite treat, and she always begged the staff for them.   Daisy had been suffering with ongoing kidney issues for the past few years and being the tough girl she is was able to bounce back many times even when we were unsure if she’d pull through. Daisy never ceased to amaze us with her vibrancy and ability to overcome obstacles. Sadly, her kidney issues flared up again two weeks ago and after two days at the emergency vet she crashed very quickly. She was loved by everyone who was lucky enough to meet her, and will always be remembered. We love you so much Daisy Mae...