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...
Dusty and Little Bit Find Amazing Forever Family

Dusty and Little Bit Find Amazing Forever Family

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 two young sons and I could enjoy visiting the cat adoption fair. We had wanted to adopt a new cat at some point since our cat of 18 years had passed. That Saturday proved to be ‘the day’ where a volunteer walked up to me and asked if I would like to hold a kitten. He put a beautiful, friendly, loving, and happy gray kitten named Dusty in my arms, and I knew immediately that this little kitty was meant to be in our arms forevermore! All the animals I have ever adopted I always just had a ‘feeling’ the moment I met them and Dusty was absolutely the one for us! Kim was very kind and patient with me as I asked her questions about Dusty willingly educating me about kittens since I had only had a full-grown cat before. Kim also explained to me about the social...
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...
Get Tatie a Kitten for her 10th Birthday!

Get Tatie a Kitten for her 10th Birthday!

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 Hill where they met our sweet little boy Liam.  They went over the checklist and he was tiny, he was orange, and he was stripped. He was a perfect match! Tatum’s birthday was on September 21 and boy was she surprised at her early birthday gift! Who she named Charlie. Happy Birthday Tatum! From all of us at Town Cats, may you and Charlie have a wonderful life! Help us save more cats and kittens by making a gift to Town Cats today.        ...
How Kittens Ushered me through Grief

How Kittens Ushered me through Grief

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 really took a toll on me.  I couldn’t sleep nights and would work until I was exhausted and still didn’t sleep much even then.  I missed him terribly in the evenings and mornings.  We had a super relationship and the house was always filled with fun and laughter and teasing.  We made an incredible team and accomplished many things together.  NOW my whole world was turned upside down without my beloved groom.  I knew I was going to be headed into some very rough times with memories and knew my life had to change somehow or I wouldn’t get through it. Then in June 2015 my daughter sent me a note asking if I wanted to take on fostering kittens.  I decided that just might be the thing to ease the pain from my losses. The first arrivals were...