One Blind Cat’s Journey to His Furrever Home

One Blind Cat’s Journey to His Furrever Home

Cat Blog Articles, Happy Tails
Max is a beautiful young cat that was rescued by Town Cats in the fall of 2017. He was surrendered to a municipal shelter for euthanasia because of severe glaucoma. He was only 7 months old, but his condition was so extreme that it was diagnosed as incurable. We took him in, had his condition assessed and determined that removing both eyes was his best option for complete recovery and quality of life. He spent some time in the shelter getting accustomed to his new way of life, and we helped him adjust with lots of socialization and love. He quickly blossomed and was eventually adopted by a wonderful family that was prepared to help him in any way they could, so we knew he was in the right hands!…
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Hoarding Cats Update!

Hoarding Cats Update!

Happy Tails
In late 2017, we had taken in a group of cats rescued from a hoarding situation that left them malnourished, ill, and in need of socialization and care. They eventually recovered and blossomed into lovely and friendly cats, although some were left with lasting chronic health issues due to their exposure to hoarding and neglect. Adopter Sanhita Datta adopted two of those cats- Milky (formerly Mario) and Sheena in 2018. She gave us a wonderful update of their life since being adopted: "They are very happy.  Milky does not have his upper canines (the vet could not tell us why) we found that out soon after we got him.  Sheena of course has many lung issues.  So we have kept them indoors. Sheena needed a lot of medical attention for her teeth. …
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Keeping Your Pet Safe During COVID-19

Keeping Your Pet Safe During COVID-19

Vet's Corner
The information developing around COVID-19 reinforces the need to treat pets as we do our family members: Pets should not be in close contact with those diagnosed with COVID-19. If pets are exposed, please ensure you keep those pets from close contact with unexposed people and animals.  As always, practice good hygiene and proper hand washing guidelines when handling pets. Our shelter continues to be guided by the experts who advise that this virus appears to spread most efficiently from human to human. The CDC, American Veterinary Association and international animal rights scientists report that human-to-animal transmission in pets remains limited, and there continues to be no evidence that household pets can infect people or other pets.
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May 2020-Letter from our Executive Director

May 2020-Letter from our Executive Director

Current "Mews", News & Happenings
To Our Supporters, We are incredibly thankful for the support and care you have given to us over the last few months. With the hard work of our incredible staff along with the support of our board, donors, and volunteers, we have been able to gracefully pivot to our new normal. Town Cats continues to be committed to our mission of rescuing, protecting and advocating for cats, because we believe all cats deserve our love.   Over the last two months we have stepped up to the challenge of Shelter in Place by staying connected in this unprecedented time. We have implemented strict protocols to ensure the safety of our cats, staff and the public. These protocols include: We use hospital grade cleaner throughout our shelter. We clean not only our…
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Town Cats Vet’s Corner: Ringworm

Town Cats Vet’s Corner: Ringworm

Cat Blog Articles, News & Happenings, Vet's Corner
Ringworm Ringworm is not actually a worm; it is a fungal disease. It is caused by 3 different species of fungus and can infect any mammal. Cats are commonly infected and the disease can be spread to humans. It is predominantly a skin disease and in humans it appears as a red ring of flaky, itchy skin (hence the name ringworm). In cats, it look like any type of bald spot. Most commonly, cats get it on their face, head, all paws and tail. Young cats are more susceptible but it is also seen in adult cats. Being a fungal disease, it is spread by spores in the air so wherever an infected cat is, the disease is and can be spread. One species of the fungus (Microsporum canis) will…
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Lady Bunny’s New Home

Lady Bunny’s New Home

All Posts, Current "Mews", Happy Tails
When Lady Bunny first arrived at Town Cats at the end of last year, she hid under her blanket in fear and would not let anyone near her. It took weeks for her to even come out from underneath her blanket let alone be touched. We knew she was going to need some time, love, and attention to help her come out of her shell. We started with small gestures, pets, treats, and gentle speaking to get her comfortable with being in her new environment at the shelter. In January, she was adopted by a family who was aware of her shyness and was willing to work with her at her home to socialize her, however, she unfortunately was returned for lack of progress. After 2 months of regimented Cat…
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