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...

Go Orange for Prevent Cruelty to Animals Month

April is Animal Prevention Cruelty Month because that’s when the ASPCA’s charter was signed back in 1866. The ASPCA’s brand color is orange, so it only makes sense to “go orange” to raise awareness and help promote cat and dog rescue. Of course we think everyone ought to be thinking about preventing cruelty to animals every month, but we’re also into raising awareness any way possible, so we’re going orange in April! Sometimes it feels like there’s some kind of horrific animal cruelty news every single day — so much that you might feel like avoiding it all together. It’s easy to feel defeated and helpless, but here are some things you can do to help do your part in the fight against animal cruelty: Make a donation to your local animal welfare organization: Whether you donate money or your time, every little bit counts. Obviously we hope that you donate and/or volunteer with Town Cats (click here to donate), but we encourage you to find and support any organization that helps animals. Don’t support pet shops that sell animals from mills: Let your money talk. Encourage adoption: If you know someone who is considering a new pet, help them find a rescue or shelter to adopt from. Educate: Talk to friends, family, and your community about animal cruelty, and make sure to let them know there are ways they can help....
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...