Our Hoarding Cats Find Homes for the Holidays!

Cat Blog Articles, Happy Tails, Holiday
Hoarding is one of the worst forms of animal cruelty, affecting thousands of cats across the United States.  Town Cats has a long history of assisting with hoarding cases and we recently stepped in to help with a local situation.  A man in San Jose was keeping 40 cats in a deteriorated home until authorities were contacted and intervened. The house was in disastrous condition and authorities had to wear hazmat suits with breathing apparatus in order to enter and evaluate the scene.  All of the cats found were in poor condition and most were extremely feral. Once animal control safely removed the cats, Town Cats immediately offered to help in any way possible. We eventually took in four of the cats needing medical care. These four cats were transported…
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The Great Litter Box Mystery

The Great Litter Box Mystery

All Posts, Cat Blog Articles, Happy Tails
by Alexis Meehan Edited by April Jones For fifteen years, I never once had litter box issues with my two cats, Melanie and Sheila. I used Ever Clean Multi-Cat Unscented litter in both of their standard-size litter boxes, and I kept them fairly clean. One morning, I noticed a small puddle on the floor next to one of the boxes. It was pee. I was a little surprised, but I figured that one of the cats must’ve had a small accident before she was able to jump into the box. I just mopped it up and wasn’t too concerned about it. My cats got regular checkups, and other than being aging kitties, they were both in good health. The next day, the small puddle was back. This time, I wondered…
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Five Easy Ways To Bring The Great Outdoors To Your Indoor Cat

Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Happy Tails, News & Happenings
Five Easy Ways To Bring The Great Outdoors To Your Indoor Cat by Tara Mcnabb Are the winter blues taking a toll on your indoor cat? For the owners of strictly indoor cats, coming up with new enrichment activities can be a challenge. Without fresh stimulation to keep things interesting, an indoor cat can quickly become bored and depressed. But with a little creativity and effort, you can create fun and challenging exercises that encourage your cat’s natural curiosity. Here are five different ways you can bring the outdoors in.   1. Grow Your Own Indoor Grass Bed This is one of the best ways to give your cat fresh grass to wallow in on a regular basis with a little bit of planning. All it takes is some potting…
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Legacy Cat #7

Legacy Cat #7

Current "Mews", Happy Tails, Meet Our Pets, News & Happenings
LEGACY CAT #7! Meet Simba! Here is a little haiku about Simba: Wise and thoughtful cat Treats will make my heart sing out Love my feline pals Come and meet Simba today! He’s a young senior, at only 6 years 9 months. Starting last week, you may have read about our Legacy Cats. They are all from the days of our founder, Rosi, and they need special heroes like yourself to open up your heart and home for them. Remember adoption fees are waived, and they all qualify for our “In it for Life” program where all basic medical costs are covered by Town Cats for the duration of their lives. Akira was first, and went home!!! Is Simba next???
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Legacy Cat #6 (ADOPTED!)

Legacy Cat #6 (ADOPTED!)

Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Happy Tails, Meet Our Pets, News & Happenings
LEGACY CAT #6! Meet Pearl! Here is a little haiku about Pearl: Spirited, playful New beginnings set to start I will own your heart Come and meet her today! Starting Monday, you may have read about our Legacy Cats. They are all from the days of our founder, Rosi, and they need special heroes like yourself to open up your heart and home for them. Remember adoption fees are waived, and they all qualify for our “In it for Life” program where all basic medical costs are covered by Town Cats for the duration of their lives. Akira was first, and went home!!! Is Pearl next???
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Legacy Cat #3

Legacy Cat #3

Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Happy Tails, Meet Our Pets, News & Happenings
Meet Spitfire! Here is a little haiku about Spitfire!   Smokers’ meow warming your heart Pet me, don’t pet me   Come and meet him today! He is 10 years 8 months old. Starting Monday, you may have read about our Legacy Cats. They are all from the days of our founder, Rosi, and they need special heroes like yourself to open up your heart and home for them. Remember adoption fees are waived, and they all qualify for our “In it for Life” program where all basic medical costs are covered by Town Cats for the duration of their lives. Akira was first, and went home Tuesday!!! Is Spitfire next???
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Legacy Cat #2

Legacy Cat #2

Current "Mews", Happy Tails, Meet Our Pets, News & Happenings
Meet Ima Cat! Here is a little haiku about Ima Cat! Sneakiest ninja Sweet and shyly play alone Secret Agent Cat Come and meet her today! She’s 11 years 7 months. Starting Monday, you may have read about our Legacy Cats. They are all from the days of our founder, Rosi, and they need special heroes like yourself to open up your heart and home for them. Remember adoption fees are waived, and they all qualify for our “In it for Life” program where all basic medical costs are covered by Town Cats for the duration of their lives. Akira was first, and went home yesterday!!! Is Ima Cat next???
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Legacy Cat #1

Legacy Cat #1

Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Happy Tails, Meet Our Pets, News & Happenings
Legacy Cat #1 ADOPTED! Hooray for AKIRA!!!! After being placed into her foster home, the foster family decided to adopt! Earlier you may have read about our Legacy Cats. They are all from the days of our founder, Rosi, and they need special heroes like yourself to open up your heart and home for them. Remember adoption fees are waived, and they all qualify for our “In it for Life” program where all basic medical costs are covered by Town Cats for the duration of their lives. Akira was first!!! Who is next???
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Happy Endings: Jackson and Alex find a new home

Happy Endings: Jackson and Alex find a new home

Current "Mews", Happy Tails
Luis and Evelyn and their 2 children ages 11 and 13 had come to Petco Blossom Hill several weeks ago when they started their search for 2 cats. They went to all the shelters looking for just the right pair, but were not having any luck. After ending up back at our Petco Adoption Center they knew instantly that Jackson and Alex were a perfect fit for them. These two boys are very high energy cats, but are also incredible love bugs. Betty Wenker, our volunteer store lead, had cared for these two boys for several months. Unfortunately they had come down with a case of ringworm and had to be isolated from other cats and regularly dipped to treat the ringworm. Throughout all of this, Betty and Jackson and…
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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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