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...

Update on “Club Feral” Cats

First of all, thank you so much to all of you generous people who donated bedding and other supplies, along with money, to help us get our “Club Feral” location cleaned up. Unfortunately with all of the ongoing rain, we still have not been able to completely get things ready and move the cats back over, as with each storm we have gotten another round of flooding. Luckily none of them have been as bad as the first time. All of the cats have remained at our indoor location through the past month to keep them safe, and we are happy to report that they are all doing well. One of them (Kyra) got adopted out to a wonderful past “Working Cat” adopter, so she has been placed at her forever home. The other 6 are thriving in their new home. While they are in a smaller space than they would have at our outdoor location, they seem quite content and have become more comfortable each day. Below you can see a couple of great photos that Art Bibar was able to take of them. On the top you see Nadius and Carlos snuggling together, and below that you see Manxy. We hope to be able to get these cats back over to “Club Feral” soon, if the weather will cooperate. But in the meantime they are happy, healthy, warm and...
Putting “Club Feral” Back Together

Putting “Club Feral” Back Together

On January 8 we had major flooding at our outdoor location in Morgan Hill, where we have offices and also have an outdoor area for feral cats. We had to evacuate the cats, and they have been living in an indoor enclosure at our other location in Morgan Hill for the past couple of weeks. The outdoor location (affectionately known as “Club Feral”) had additional flooding in the second wave of storms Jan 18-22, and we are just now finally getting everything dried out and cleaned up. We are asking for your help to get the place set up to return the cats – we have everything largely cleaned up but we need replacement bedding for the beds and feral dens for the cats. If you have used blankets or towels or cat beds that you can donate, we would appreciate it. Please contact us at donations@towncats.org and we can let you know where you can drop off the donations (we have a location in San Jose and a location in Morgan Hill where you can drop items off). We are planning to move the cats back over the first week of February, so we would appreciate any donations of bedding in the next week. We could also use a couple of tall cat trees/towers.  Finally, if you prefer, we would gladly accept monetary donations to help defray the cost of cleanup. Unfortunately we have had to spend several thousand dollars on the cleanup and dryout process. Thank you for any support you can give!...
SPAZZY, MAZZY, AND JAZZY WILL MELT YOUR HEART!

SPAZZY, MAZZY, AND JAZZY WILL MELT YOUR HEART!

Snazzy, along with his two sisters, Mazzy and Jazzy, were days away from being euthanized before being pulled from a local shelter where they were surrendered, by Town Cats when they were 2 weeks old, still too young to eat on their own. Placed in special Foster Care where they were monitored and bottle fed around the clock every two to four hours for the next four to six weeks, and given lots of human contact and attention.   It was quickly discovered that Snazzy was born with a mild case of Cerebellar Hypoplasia (http://chcat.org/about-ch-cats/), which only causes him to have unsteady head motion at times. His issue will never get worse nor will it affect the length of his life. He was extremely wobbly at first and would sometimes walk around in circles, but over time he has gotten so much better and has surprised all of us with his amazing progress! He can now walk in a straight line, eat food from a dish without making a mess, use his litterbox with no problem, and loves, loves, loves to play and snuggle! He lets nothing stop him from enjoying life, and can do anything his sibling can do. He is a sweet boy with a non-stop purr, and usually initiates a little tussle with his sister, Mazzy. While he is a special needs kitten who will likely be a little bit “different” for the rest of his life, he should not be any more trouble than a normal cat and should live a long and happy life. Snazzy and sister, Mazzy now has full freedom in the...
Love Pays It Forward

Love Pays It Forward

Anindita adopted Ian from Town Cats ten years ago when he was six years old and renamed him Daku. He provided the family with many wonderful memories but sadly he passed away in July. His family loved him so dearly that they wanted to find a way to honor the joy that their beautiful boy Daku brought them. So, Anindita contacted us to let us know they wanted to pay for the adoption of the next senior kitty in memory of Daku.  It was their way of paying forward the love that Daku shared with them the past ten years. He was a handsome man-cat and Town Cats would like to thank his family for opening up the opportunity for another kitty to find forever love. Rest in peace Daku. Because of their kindness and generosity, one of our long-time senior kitties was able to go home her new family with her adoption fees already paid for. That senior kitty is Princess, who is a special needs main coon kitty born with an injury to her spine.  She moves a little slow but she is a wonderful affectionate lap cat who loves being the center of attention. She is very affectionate and has quickly embraced her new family, Alice and her dog Raiden.  She quickly made herself at home and let Raiden know who is the boss! But that is ok, her new pet mom does not mind it and Raiden seems to be fine with that too. “I am falling in love with her, and I think the feelings are mutual.  She seems to know that  she’s home and she’s very confident in...