Happy Tails Tuesday- June

Happy Tails Tuesday- June

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For today's happy tale, we have quite a story.  June is a very special cat; she was brought to us a little over two years ago as a kitten. After she was adopted, she began to have seizures, which her adopter could not manage. June was brought back to Town Cats just a few weeks after being adopted. At the shelter, June was going through medical evaluations and tests; despite everything, she was still not thriving. That's when she met Carmel, who was visiting the shelter to inquire about fostering another cat. Carmel was a great friend, foster, and supporter of Town Cats, so shelter staff asked if she would be able to foster June instead of the cat she was initially there to meet. Carmel agreed, and that was…
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The Importance of Spay and Neuter

The Importance of Spay and Neuter

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This kitten season, we had a massive amount of kittens and mothers come through our shelter. We have found homes for over 200 of those kittens, and many of their mothers have also found forever homes. There have been Mama Soup and her kittens, The Bobs Burger Crew, Stranger Things Babies, and Sweet Pea with her veggie kittens, just to name a few. One thing all these cats have in common is that the mothers (quite obviously) were not spayed and ended up with a litter of kittens. An unhealthy pattern is forming, and that pattern is that every year, kitten season gets more hectic, increasing the number of cats and kittens coming through our doors. This is why at Town Cats we make sure that all of our cats…
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Check the Chip

Check the Chip

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Today is check the chip day! Microchipping is a common practice and an essential step in adopting and owning a pet. What is a microchip? A microchip is an electronic chip implanted under the skin of the neck of your pet. The chip has a unique identification number that can be read when the chip is scanned. The microchip is connected to a database that contains medical details, the owner's contact details, and other information about your pet. Why Microchip? According to the ASPCA, microchips paired with visible ID tags are the most reliable way to locate a lost pet. While a collar can fall off or break, a microchip is implanted under your pet's skin. Once it is registered, the information stays with your pet forever! Every cat that…
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Saving #FIP Lily – An Angel Fund Story

Saving #FIP Lily – An Angel Fund Story

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In early September 2021, the San Francisco Animal Care & Control contacted Town Cats about taking in a "behavioral case" - a troubled one-year-old cat named Lily. Lily found herself at the San Francisco Animal Shelter after giving birth to kittens, a familiar story for young, unfixed cats like Lily. After her kittens were weaned and adopted, Lily remained at the Animal Shelter with a brewing case of "Cage Rage" - a condition where ordinarily calm animals become increasingly frustrated as they spend more and more time in a cage, kennel, or animal shelter condo.  Confident that we could give Lily the space she needed to relax - Town Cats quickly said, "We'll take her!". Lily almost instantly settled in upon arriving at Town Cats and promptly made her way…
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Sunflower finds the perfect home!

Sunflower finds the perfect home!

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Sunflower came to us as a senior cat with hyperthyroidism. She was very underweight, however, with monthly vet visits and blood tests we were able to stabilize her thyroid. As a senior cat finding homes is always a challenge, let alone a senior with medical needs. Her loving and affectionate demeanor won the hearts of a young couple who were looking for a friend for their older cat. Having had experience with cats with special needs they were willing to give her the loving home she deserves. Sunflower has settled in with the young couple's family and their older cat. Sunflower also had her thyroid medication readjusted and she is showing signs of having it improved! She has been eating some good food, enjoying watching her dad cook nightly dinners…
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Town Cats Adoption & Adoptaversary Updates

Town Cats Adoption & Adoptaversary Updates

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April Adoptaversary Updates! April 2016 Michelle & John R. with Ray Ray and Scooter: “Everything is going well.  Scooter and Ray-Ray have trained us well.  They are very sweet boys and love to be involved in everything we do. When we walked into the Town Cats room, Scooter immediately rubbed against John’s leg. I love to say that he chose John.  When I said that we really wanted a bonded pair or littermates, we were happy to find out that Scooter had a brother. We are so happy that they have become a part of our lives.” Martha P. with Tinkerbell: “Tinkerbell grew up to be a beautiful big girl, with a hearty appetite.  She has a sweet, shy disposition.  She loves to sit in laps when not chasing her…
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