Need a Summer Project? Are you staying local this summer?

Need a Summer Project? Are you staying local this summer?

Meet Our Pets, News & Happenings
We are in the middle of kitten season and it takes many hands to save these precious lives. There are many ways to help homeless kittens. [caption id="attachment_1942" align="alignright" width="404"] Arya and Sansa, adopted.[/caption] Can you offer to babysit a litter of kittens while their foster is out of town for a week?   Are you patient and kind and willing to love on some reluctant kittens who are still unsure about people? We have healthy, beautiful kittens in need of more TLC and socialization. The kittens need time and love to learn to trust people. We use toys and food to win them over. There is nothing like it—witnessing their curiosity and courage. The feeling of satisfaction is absolutely rewarding when you earn affection from a formerly scared cat;…
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Together Forever!  Twice the Fun!

Together Forever! Twice the Fun!

Happy Tails, Meet Our Pets, News & Happenings
Adopting a Kitten? Make it a Double! [caption id="attachment_1899" align="alignleft" width="220"] Xena and Tribble[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1906" align="alignleft" width="220"] Barone[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1905" align="alignleft" width="220"] Dolly[/caption]               If you’re thinking about bringing a kitten into your life, there are many reasons why you should actually consider doubling that and bringing home a pair. Yes, think two instead of one. Starting off with two may actually be much easier and more beneficial—for the kittens and for you. You save two lives and get twice the fun. It's a win-win! Twice the love! Twice the cuddles! It’s insanely fun to watch two kittens playing together! Two kittens can entertain each other when you're busy or away at work! There's not much added cost to having a second kitten!…
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Valentino – A Valentine’s Day Love Story

Valentino – A Valentine’s Day Love Story

Happy Tails, Meet Our Pets
On a routine trip to the Walmart on Almaden in San Jose, one of our volunteer families, a mom and her two teenage daughters, noticed a small orange kitten dodging under the cars and run into the bushes. The girls insisted they learn more and were surprised to find four kittens looking to be about 3 months old, which were immediately assigned fall-themed names (Draco, Pumpkin, Spice and Boo). The kittens did not appear feral, although they were cautious of people they still seamed curious and friendly.  They were young enough that they could still be socialized or TNR. The girls insisted on coming back with a trap immediately as living right next to a major highway came with many potential dangers. It proved to be more difficult than one…
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Meet Carmelita Coleman

Meet Carmelita Coleman

Current "Mews", Happy Tails, News & Happenings
Carmelita has been helping cats all her life. “I just do it because I love to do it,” she says. People call her all the time with questions about cats. Carmelita is a cat resource for her friends, giving advice on trapping and fostering. For years, Carmelita ran a one-woman rescue, trapping cats, bottle-feeding kittens, getting the cats spayed/neutered, placing ads in the newspaper and finding each one of them a good home. She says she would always charge a little bit to get decent people. Back in 2004, Carmelita and her husband moved to Morgan Hill from San Jose. Within a year, she had adopted Rea from PetSmart Gilroy, and beautiful Rea is still the matriarch of the family. When the founder of Town Cats, Rosi Mirko, met Carmelita,…
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Feral Freedom Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

Feral Freedom Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

Current "Mews", News & Happenings
March 28th, over thirty Feral Freedom volunteers gathered to celebrate with a spread of Mexican food and raffle prizes, accompanied by the many stories of the cats they have served over the past six years. It was fun, informative and inspiring. We had the opportunity to hear Staycee Dains, from SJACS, and Pat Abreu speak about the success of the program and reflect on the impact it makes on our community. Staycee thanked everyone for being an outstanding, reliable partner. It is a great team of people. Pat Abreu thanked the group for their dedication with the following: "Welcome everyone. Thank you for coming tonight to celebrate the 6th Anniversary of the lifesaving Feral Freedom Program. We want to thank Betty Wenker for opening up her home to us tonight…
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