Happy Halloween From Our PFE Kitties!

Happy Halloween From Our PFE Kitties!

  Our kitties at Pet Pet Food Express have gotten in the Halloween spirit! They are ready for some  TRICKS or TREATS! Come visit them at PFE on Blossom Hill. Gatsby — Male/Neutered, Domestic Shorthair/Mix, 2 years 9 months   Miss Kitty — Female/Spayed, Domestic Shorthair/Mix, 4 years 1 month   Circe — Female/Spayed, Domestic Shorthair/Mix, 6 months      Darth Sidius, Female/Spayed, Domestic Shorthair/Mix, 6 months   Jessie — Female/Spayed, Domestic Shorthair/Mix, 13 years 9 months   Summer — Female/Spayed, Domestic Shorthair/Mix, 6 months      Stormy — Male/Neutered, Domestic Shorthair/Mix, 7 months   Spock — Male/Neutered, Siamese/Mix, 7 years 2 months  For more information about any of the above kitties, please contact Sarah at (408)564-2285 or...

Meet our Interim Executive Director – John Lipp

John is a nationally known leader in the nonprofit sector with comprehensive experience in fundraising, executive leadership and transition, governance, community engagement, and program development. John has worked with a variety of organizations over the past 28 years and has served as a trainer and keynote speaker for local, national and international audiences. His book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Recruiting and Managing Volunteers, was published in October 2009 from Alpha/Penguin. In 2015, he was a featured contributor to the anthology Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World from Jossey-Bass.   John served as a member of the faculty for San Jose State University’s Continuing Education Program in Nonprofit Management for over ten years and was also an instructor for CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in San Francisco.  He was President/CEO of Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) in San Francisco from 2004-2011 and most recently served as Executive Director of the Greater Bay Area Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) before joining the national leadership team from 2012 – 2015 as the National Director/Associate Vice President, Volunteer Engagement.   A passionate advocate for the power of the human-animal bond, John serves on the board of directors for Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS).  He is also an active volunteer and fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. John and his husband Peter share their Alameda home with three wonderful rescues, their pups Marty and Primo, and the grand duke of the house, their kitty Rex....
Meet Patty Guthrie – our own cat whisperer!

Meet Patty Guthrie – our own cat whisperer!

Patty Guthrie has been a faithful Town Cats volunteer since October of 2003. Back in Chicago, Patty had a cat in her cradle and she grew up loving cats and dogs with a wonderful, loving mom who taught her early on about giving back, fostering animals and volunteering in the community. Thanks to the blizzard of ’99 and 22” of snow, Patty and Dave migrated to California with their four cats, including their beloved cat Myriah. Patty was tired of the snow. Patty believes, “It is sort of my job to give back if I can.” For years Patty has volunteered at the Town Cats’ shelter on Wednesday nights. She has also worked as a Town Cats ambassador, doing outreach at public events and festivals. She has fostered and adopted cats from Town Cats, she has served on the board of directors, she managed our web site in years past and she continues to this day to be a loyal, generous donor who donates every month without fail. Patty loves working with the shyer cats.  She says, “Never overlook the shy cats. They are easier to add to your household because they are more cat-focused than people-focused. If you are patient with them, you might be surprised. They could be your best friend.” She has always loved animals and that is why she volunteers at Town Cats; she wants to help cats. Patty is also very active in pet therapy with two of her cats and one of her dogs. She wants to help people too. Back in 2007, a litter of kittens was born to a feral mom...
Introducing – Town Cats Strategic Plan

Introducing – Town Cats Strategic Plan

Dear Friends of Town Cats: We are happy to share with you our firstever Strategic Plan. The creation of this document has been a collaborative effort, an adventure and a learning experience. Through this process we did an assessment of where we are today and we dared to dream of how we would like to succeed in the future. This Town Cats Strategic Plan 2015 – 2017 is our roadmap, a thoughtful analysis of our programs and our goals. We thank you for your vital participation in this process and we encourage your feedback and ongoing participation and partnership. Town Cats is an amazing, diverse group of people dedicated to the welfare of cats in our community. Our supporters, volunteers, donors, staff, adopters and partners work together to improve the status of all cats in our community. We are honored to be part of this ever-growing team of hardworking, kindhearted, generous people. We are committed to being faithful stewards for Town Cats; we are intent on fulfilling our mission to save and improve the lives of cats in our community as we guide, strengthen and grow the organization itself. Join us! Beth Ward, President Board of Directors Pat Abreu, Executive Director Strategic Plan for Town...
Fantastic Adoption Results

Fantastic Adoption Results

Events and day to day! So far 2015 has been a fantastic year for adoptions at Town Cats, we have participated in two large scale adoption events and have had wonderful adoption results in each of our adoption centers. On  May 30th and 31st, we participated in Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days which were an absolute whirlwind of activity. In the end, the team at Town Cats found 129 good cats good homes — including some sweet, older cats such as Sophie, Tigger, and Velvet, and many darling, little kittens — and we made many, many people happy. As a results of our efforts Town Cats has received a grant of $67,200 which will help us tremendously with our expenses.We are so grateful for the opportunity to participate in this lifesaving program again this year. The people at Maddie’s Fund have shown us unwavering support. What they are doing on behalf of all companion animals in our country is truly phenomenal. In the middle of August we participated in the first NBC 11 Bay Area Telemundo Event “Clear the Shelters”.  For this one day event our team rallied together again and found homes for 36 felines! Each of our friends and supporters play a vital part in the success of Town Cats. Day in and day out, it is a labor of love. Thank you all, each and every one of you, for what you do for the cats in our community and for Town Cats in...