Club Feral Cleanup Days – Help us say Goodbye to Club Feral!

Club Feral Cleanup Days – Help us say Goodbye to Club Feral!

It is with mixed emotions that we get ready to shut down our outdoor location in Morgan Hill, affectionately known as “Club Feral”. Town Cats has used this location for many years to house feral cats who were awaiting placement or otherwise needed help. Going forward, while we will absolutely continue our commitment to feral and “community” cats through a variety of programs, we will not be housing them at this location. There were too many problems with flooding this winter that make the location unsafe for us to use. We have taken care of over a hundred cats at this location, and just during 2016 44 cats were placed in homes through the Working Cat program, most of them from Club Feral. The Working Cat program is one of the programs we will be continuing. Of the 7 cats who were still living at Club Feral in January when it flooded, 1 of them has been adopted (Kyra) 2 are doing very well at socializing (Carlos and Sammy) and we hope that they can be adopted in the future to a regular home, and the other 4 continue to do well in their enclosure and we are working hard to find placements for them (Nadius, Simba, Manxy and Ginger). All of these remaining cats are either senior cats or have medical conditions that makes it much more difficult to place them in “Working Cat” situations, which is why they are still with us. But we remain optimistic that we will find the “Right place” for each of them to call their own. In order to prepare to turn...
Feline Infectious Diseases Training Workshop – March 17

Feline Infectious Diseases Training Workshop – March 17

Want to learn how you can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases and keep our cats healthy while they wait for their forever homes? Please join us for a fun and informative training with our very own Dr. Bing! She will teach you everything you need to know about common cat diseases seen in foster cats; the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments given! All active volunteers are encouraged to attend. Friday, March 17th at 7:00pm at the Vineland Library Community Room 1450 Blossom Hill Road in San Jose. Please email us at laurie.melo@towncats.org for more information or to sign...

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...
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...