Tribute to Daisy

Tribute to Daisy

Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", News & Happenings
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…
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Feral Freedom Drivers Wanted!

Feral Freedom Drivers Wanted!

Cat Blog Articles, News & Happenings
Town Cats is in need of Feral Freedom Drivers!  Will you chauffeur a feral cat on a one-way, road trip back home? Because they certainly can't drive themselves home! As a member of the Santa Clara County WECARE Coalition, a partnership between local city shelters, Town Cats provides transportation volunteers for the spay, neuter and return Feral Freedom Program operating out of the The San Jose Animal Care Center on Monterey Road.  Community cats are driven back to their original location after they have been spayed/neutered at the shelter.   They are also microchipped and vaccinated.  The volunteer shifts run about 2-3 hours at a time and volunteer hours are flexible afternoons Tuesday to Saturday. Training and mentoring are provided. Requirements: Reliable car, cell phone, GPS, and team spirit. Must be 18+ and interested…
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Dusty and Little Bit Find Amazing Forever Family

Dusty and Little Bit Find Amazing Forever Family

Cat Blog Articles, Happy Tails, Meet Our Pets
We love to receive emails from our adoptors about what inspired them to adopt and the impact our cats have on their family. Here is one from Michelle Lawrence, who adopted Dusty and Little Bit (now Shadow) in late October. Thank you Michelle for sharing this lovely story with us, and we hope these two sweet fur-balls bring you tremendous joy! "We will be forever thankful to Town Cats and their amazing volunteers who spend countless hours fostering cats and kittens then donate their weekend time to bring their foster fur babies to adoption fairs!      Our story of adoption from one of these amazing foster moms, Kim, began at Petco. We went to Petco on a Saturday to purchase some food for our fish. We went on a Saturday specifically so my…
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Miss Kitty Opens Her Heart to Love Again

Miss Kitty Opens Her Heart to Love Again

Cat Blog Articles
We met Miss Kitty and her four beautiful 2-month-old kittens back in April of 2013. Her human mom, 85 year old Charmaine, called a TC volunteer for help and advice. Really nice, smart and caring lady who just wanted to do the right thing for Miss Kitty. Wendy, helped Charmaine spay and neuter Miss Kitty and her babies, and the kittens found homes through another rescue. Miss Kitty went back to live with her mom, Charmaine and lived 3 more wonderful years with her. Last summer, Wendy received the news that Charmaine's family wanted to sell her house, she was to move into an apartment where she could not take her sweet companion, Miss Kitty. Volunteers Sara and Wendy jumped into action and helped Miss Kitty get into Town Cats' adoption…
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Get Tatie a Kitten for her 10th Birthday!

Get Tatie a Kitten for her 10th Birthday!

Cat Blog Articles, Happy Tails
Kids are the best at making birthday wishes.  Parents receive requests for a new toy, a bike, video games, etc. What about a pet? What does a parent do when their child wants a pet so passionately that she leaves countless Post-it Notes as reminders that her birthday is approaching, including specific details of her birthday wish? And Tatum (who goes by Tatie) did just that!  After finding what seemed like a zillion sticky notes everywhere with specific details of her request, her parents, Aaron and Carrie started their search for a kitten to surprise their daughter.  She had been begging for a kitten for months and the sticky notes were her game plan--and it worked! On September 18, they came to Town Cats' adoption center at Petco on Blossom…
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How Kittens Ushered me through Grief

How Kittens Ushered me through Grief

Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Happy Tails
by Betty Wenker Volunteer: Foster and Adoption Center Manager Geez, where do I begin? In the year 2014 I had to put down my cat who was on his way to being 21 years old. Then in February 2014 I lost an aunt that was like my second mother. In April 2014 I had to have my 17 year old male dog put to sleep from an injury he received. Then came May and I lost my son who had a heat stroke and died at the age of 50. I was recovering from all these losses and headed into January 2015 and lost my husband who was my best friend.  Totally unexpected!! I had an extremely hard time dealing with this loss, and with all the other losses it…
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Wanted: Cat Whisperers to Help Community Cats

Wanted: Cat Whisperers to Help Community Cats

Cat Blog Articles, News & Happenings
Once in a while, we come across a kitten or cat that is either born in an outdoor colony or through back luck and unfortunate experiences is just not socialized and therefore hard to adopt out. However, just because a kitten was born outdoors, or a cat has been living in a colony does not mean they are destined to live their lives as community cats. Here at Town Cats, we often pull cats and kittens from the city shelter. Kittens under 3 months tend to be fairly easy to socialize. Older cats display interest in people but are shy or nervous.  Often, they appear feral, but generally we find out that they just need a little love, a little patience and some time to adjust to their new surroundings indoors. Tips for getting…
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Casey Jones, a Story of True Love

Casey Jones, a Story of True Love

Cat Blog Articles, Happy Tails
  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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Keeping Kitty Safe This Easter

Keeping Kitty Safe This Easter

Cat Blog Articles
In the chaos of decorating eggs, visiting with family, and preparing dinner, the last thing you want to worry about this Easter is your cat’s safety. The traditional Easter gathering can pose many threats to cats, some of which may be fatal. Fortunately, there are still ways you can keep your Easter tradition alive while making your Easter cat-proof. The following common Easter decorations and delicacies can be dangerous to cats, so be sure to replace them with kitty-safe alternatives this spring. Flowers Lilies are toxic to cats and should be removed from your home. Even though Easter lilies are a popular springtime decoration, they can cause kidney failure in cats, treatment for which is very complicated and expensive. Even if your cat does so much as chew on lily…
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A Day in the Life of a Cat for Hire

A Day in the Life of a Cat for Hire

Cat Blog Articles, Happy Tails
A Day in the Life of a Cat for Hire   Meet Tiger, a lean mean feline machine who patrols a ranch down near Calero Reservoir along with his cat buddies. Tiger arrived at his home through Town Cats.  While in foster care, it was painfully apparent that Tiger was never going to be happy living the life of an inside pet.  This guy had been found living outside, he had introduced himself to his foster mother by bringing birds to her patio…this was a cat who’s heart and mind yearned for open space, for the hunt, for endless opportunities to climb and stalk…but who still sought out human company.  Humans were great for pets, for long naps on laps with the purr motor on overdrive, and for entertaining strolls…
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