A TNR Story: One Town Cat’s Volunteer Tale

A TNR Story: One Town Cat’s Volunteer Tale

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A TNR Story: How We Caught Our Cats By Gretchen Roberts This is a long tale of love at first sight. One late afternoon I was lounging on the deck of our house. I was gazing at the woodpile in the backyard when I saw a large calico cat making her way to the top of the pile. She sat down and started sunning herself in the late summer warmth. Then another movement drew my attention. A tiny gray tabby came out from under some of the logs and began a slow climb to the top of the pile to sit next to its mother. Immediately I said to my husband, “This is absolutely unacceptable!” I’ve always been a believer that cats don’t belong outside. Some cats may be successful…
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Happy Tails! Holly’s Furrever Home

Happy Tails! Holly’s Furrever Home

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Town Cats adopters Kyle Carbone & Lynze Silfies shared with us how Holly has settled into their home since being adopted to them 2 months ago: "Since the day she got here, she has brought so much joy to our everyday lives. She really enjoys working from home with Dad during the shelter in place and is always happy to greet us with the cutest little squeaks upon return from wherever we may have gone - even if it was just a 1 hour trip to the grocery store. When Mom & Dad cook dinner, she's usually right there behind us making sure we cook our meals to perfection accompanied by more squeaks. And anytime the TV is on and Mom & Dad are watching, she can be found within…
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One Blind Cat’s Journey to His Furrever Home

One Blind Cat’s Journey to His Furrever Home

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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!

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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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Lady Bunny’s New Home

Lady Bunny’s New Home

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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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Harvey Gets A Second Chance

Harvey Gets A Second Chance

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Harvey came to Town Cats in October of 2019 when his owner contacted us because she could no longer keep him due to a sick family member. She had inquired through Animal Control, though they had recommended that they turn to us because they were unable to accept Harvey into their adoption program. Harvey was only 6 years old, but he did have a common behavioral issue: loud, frequent meowing due to underlying anxiety. He couldn't be returned to the shelter that he was originally adopted from because he actually came another country, Bangalore, India. His owner had plenty of sweet, thoughtful things to say about him, but he just didn't show well to new people. He was playful and outgoing in her care, but he lost that confidence when…
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