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!...

Town Hall Meeting – February 15

Come hear from Board President Heather Dotto about Town Cats progress in 2016 and plans for 2017. The main Town Hall meeting will run from 7:00-8:30pm, and will be followed by a short Volunteer Orientation session. The Volunteer Orientation session is for new volunteers, as well as existing volunteers who are interested in exploring other volunteer positions beyond the one(s) they currently fill. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided, and we will have some door prizes for those in attendance! Help us celebrate our accomplishments, discuss upcoming events and activities, and meet other volunteers and supporters. The meeting will be held at the Community room at the San Jose Library Cambrian Branch, 1780 Hillsdale Ave, San...
Feral Freedom Drivers Wanted!

Feral Freedom Drivers Wanted!

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 in a long term commitment. Volunteer at least 4 hours a month. (evenings mostly) Responsibilities: Volunteer reports for duty, picks up several cats in their crates with a list of addresses where each cat is to be released. Once at the location, the crate is opened in a safe area away from the street to deter the cat from running in the street and into potential danger. Return empty crates to the shelter in the designated return location with the required paperwork. DONE! Feral Freedom – Town Cats Drivers TOWN CATS NEEDS FERAL FREEDOM DRIVERS!Will you chauffeur feral cat on a one-way, road trip back home ?The San Jose animal shelter has a program to spay/neuter healthy community cats but the cats need a ride back to their colony. Are you available to transport them home back to their neighborhood? They...
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...
Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black

REDUCED adoption fees for all kitties wearing ORANGE this OCTOBER at Town Cats of Morgan Hill Adopt two fabulous bonded kittens for just $125 Adopt two wonderful companion cats for just $75 Find an adoption center near you and come in to meet cuties like Princess, Huntress and Circe today! For more information, contact Kathy Hagan via email at khagan@towncats.org. Check out our database to view more available cats and kittens! Help us save more cats and kittens by making a gift to Town Cats...