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Club Feral/Albert cleanup Completed

A big thank you to everyone who helped us say goodbye to our beloved Club Feral. Despite the hot weather and surprise hornet nests, our hardworking, energetic volunteers managed to clean up the entire property in only two days! A special shout out to Girl Scout Troop 61296 who carried us across the finish line during the hottest day of the weekend. Many fellow rescue groups also responded to our invitation to take whatever we no longer needed. We’re happy that all those cages, shelves, equipment, and even cat-themed decorations will be put to good use. It’s never easy to say goodbye but your camaraderie helped turn a difficult moment into a heartfelt one filled with good friends and warm memories. Thank you for an amazing weekend....

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...

Go Orange for Prevent Cruelty to Animals Month

April is Animal Prevention Cruelty Month because that’s when the ASPCA’s charter was signed back in 1866. The ASPCA’s brand color is orange, so it only makes sense to “go orange” to raise awareness and help promote cat and dog rescue. Of course we think everyone ought to be thinking about preventing cruelty to animals every month, but we’re also into raising awareness any way possible, so we’re going orange in April! Sometimes it feels like there’s some kind of horrific animal cruelty news every single day — so much that you might feel like avoiding it all together. It’s easy to feel defeated and helpless, but here are some things you can do to help do your part in the fight against animal cruelty: Make a donation to your local animal welfare organization: Whether you donate money or your time, every little bit counts. Obviously we hope that you donate and/or volunteer with Town Cats (click here to donate), but we encourage you to find and support any organization that helps animals. Don’t support pet shops that sell animals from mills: Let your money talk. Encourage adoption: If you know someone who is considering a new pet, help them find a rescue or shelter to adopt from. Educate: Talk to friends, family, and your community about animal cruelty, and make sure to let them know there are ways they can help....

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...

Foster Volunteer Orientation – March 16

If you have a spare room, a flexible schedule and a warm heart, please consider becoming a foster parent for Town Cats of Morgan Hill! In exchange for free room and board, we can promise you lots of hugs and purrs! Foster parents care for young kittens and cats that aren’t quite ready for adoption. The foster parents provide the personal care while Town Cats provides the medical care and guidance. In return for your care, you get training and support! And, of course, lots of love and gratitude too! You may wonder why an animal needs foster care. It’s simple. Like people who lose their homes, animals need time and a warm, safe place to get their bearings and to get ready for the next step. Ready to be a hero? Not sure? Afraid you’ll fall in love and won’t be able to let go? Talk to us. We’re foster parents too. Come join us! Our next Orientation will be held: Thursday, March 16th at 6:30-7:00pm at the Vineland Library 1450 Blossom Hill Road in San Jose Please email us at laurie.melo@towncats.org to sign up! Immediately after the orientation, we will hold a more detailed training session on how to care for orphaned kittens. You are welcome to stay for that session which will run from...

Tribute to Daisy

Unfortunately we lost one of our longer term cat residents last week. Daisy lost her ongoing battle with kidney issues, and we had to say good bye to her. Rather than mourn her passing, we wanted to celebrate her life and share her story. Daisy came to us when Town Cats took on a local hoarding case a few years back. When she arrived she was very timid and not in the best health. After a whole lot of TLC and socializing she came out of her shell and began to blossom. She loved cuddling with her gal pal and partner in crime Miss Eartha Kitt. She was an unbelievably sweet girl who loved to show her affection by purring – she didn’t even need to be petted to purr, sometimes just a look in her direction would elicit a purr-fect response. Daisy loved to play with string, bat toys around the room and didn’t let her age stop her. Temptations were her favorite treat, and she always begged the staff for them.   Daisy had been suffering with ongoing kidney issues for the past few years and being the tough girl she is was able to bounce back many times even when we were unsure if she’d pull through. Daisy never ceased to amaze us with her vibrancy and ability to overcome obstacles. Sadly, her kidney issues flared up again two weeks ago and after two days at the emergency vet she crashed very quickly. She was loved by everyone who was lucky enough to meet her, and will always be remembered. We love you so much Daisy Mae...

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