A Message from our Board President

A Message from our Board President

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Dear Supporters, We would like to announce that Noelani Hunt, our former Executive Director, is no longer with Town Cats. To address this change, we have elected not to replace the Executive Director position. Instead, we have opted to rearrange our structure with our existing staff, and have our Shelter Manager (Danielle Carr) and Development Manager (Jilliann Matteucci) each take on more senior leadership roles. Both will report into the Board of Directors, and work together to run all day to day aspects of the organization.   Please join us in congratulating Jilliann and Danielle on their expanded roles, and we look forward to your continued support of Town Cats. Sincerely, Laura Reederson Board President, Town Cats
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Summer Parasites: Part Two

Summer Parasites: Part Two

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Summer Parasites: Part Two In our last blog, we covered fleas, ear mites, and ticks, external summer pests all of which can cause plenty of harm; at least these parasites can be removed manually and easily treated to an extent. Today’s vermin are a lot different in how they affect our cats. We’ll discuss ringworm fungal outbreaks, as well as heartworm and hookworm infestations which manifest internally in our cats’ digestive tracts. These parasites are lurking almost year-round, however they’re specially active during warmer climate conditions prevalent during Summer. With vermin like these, it’s important to stay up to date with medicating your pets with the appropriate monthly doses per your veterinarian’s advice. Ringworm knows no boundaries. It will spread to both humans and animals with ease upon close contact…
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Jewels Incredible Journey HOME!

Jewels Incredible Journey HOME!

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Jewels Incredible Journey HOME! If you recall, we had a beautiful blind female cat name Jewels that came to our shelter earlier this year hoping for her furrever home. This is how her story began: Jewels is a cat originally from Kuwait and was part of a mass rescue effort for cats which was spearheaded by our wonderful friends at Nine Lives Rescue in Redwood City, CA. A total of 50 cats were transported from Kuwait to Redwood City by airplane to start their journey in finding forever homes. As a helpless stray cat in Kuwait, Jewels was an amazing momma cat taking care of four small kittens. She fought daily through difficult circumstances to take care of her little ones. It was discovered that Jewels was intentionally injured by…
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Summertime Parasites

Summertime Parasites

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Summertime Parasites As June comes to a blissful end, the summer season begins and the world around us eagerly blossoms with flourishing life, exuberant colors, and pesky parasites. Ear mites, ticks, and fleas are only a sliver of summertime parasites that flourish in the warm and humid weather. While they can survive year-round, the summer weather is their favorite. They linger anywhere in tall grass, wet dirt, bushes, and heavily vegetated areas. It’s very important as pet owners to understand the symptoms of these parasites living in our pets’ fur/skin, as well as proactively working to prevent these creatures from sneaking into your cat's life or worse yet, into your home. Fleas are one of the most well-known parasites that harass cats year-round. However, summertime weather creates the perfect environment…
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We’re Celebrating YOU: Our Foster Heroes

We’re Celebrating YOU: Our Foster Heroes

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It’s National Foster a Pet Month! We’re Celebrating YOU!   We’re celebrating National Foster a Pet Month with the Petco Foundation and Skechers’ charity footwear collection, BOBS from Skechers, by recognizing all of our incredible foster volunteers. Your dedication, love and care enable all of us to save pet lives. Thank you!   To kick off Foster a Pet Month, we’re celebrating one of our own Foster Heroes, Nannete Hopson. Nannette Hopson is an extraordinary foster whose compassion & efforts are critical to the success of our mission to save the most vulnerable cats in our community. When there's struggling kittens that need extra care to survive, she jumps to the challenge and does everything in her capacity to save them. While we have many outstanding fosters in our network, Nannette…
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May 2020-Letter from our Executive Director

May 2020-Letter from our Executive Director

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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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