Cat Safety Tips for the Purrrfect Holiday Season!

Cat Safety Tips for the Purrrfect Holiday Season!

Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Holiday, News & Happenings
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.…
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Seasonal Safety Advocacy

All Posts, Cat Blog Articles
You love your cat and want to keep her safe all year long. Staying safe each season while enjoying the celebrations and festivities that come along with them, is an important task for every cat guardian. We’ve compiled some tips to help you keep your cat safe every season of the year.   Spring • Summer • Autumn • Winter     Spring     Easter Treats and Decorations Keep cats away from chocolate and lilies which are both toxic and can be fatal if ingested by cats. Some cats like to nibble on plastic Easter basket grass which can cause intestinal blockages so keep cats away from it. Spring Cleaning Almost all household cleaners, including natural ones, contain chemicals that can be dangerous to cats. Read and follow label instructions…
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Happy Endings: Violet and Skippi Together at Last

Happy Endings: Violet and Skippi Together at Last

Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Happy Tails
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…
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Happy Endings: Darth Sidius thriving in her new home

Happy Endings: Darth Sidius thriving in her new home

Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Happy Tails
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 adoption.
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Meet Pirate and Ember – Available for Adoption!

Meet Pirate and Ember – Available for Adoption!

Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Meet Our Pets
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…
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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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