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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Looking Back At Kitten Season 2020

Looking Back At Kitten Season 2020

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  Looking Back At Kitten Season 2020 Written By Town Cats   Every year at Town Cats, we encounter numerous cats and kittens needing our help. Especially in the spring and summer months, during what is referred to as “kitten season.” Kitten season begins when the weather warms up, and non-sterilized cats begin to reproduce. One female cat can produce an average of 21 kittens per year! This is why it’s so important to spay and neuter our pets as well as ferals in the community. Many of these kittens are born outside and found by good samaritans. Typically, when a feral mom cat is around, her kittens will be left with her until they are old enough to be weaned. Once they’re not reliant on her for nourishment, the…
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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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Keeping Cats Cool in Summer

Keeping Cats Cool in Summer

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Keeping Cats Cool in Summer As the temperature keeps climbing throughout the summertime, we must remain aware of our cats’ heat exposure and be proactive in providing ways to keep our cats comfortable and cool. While our felines are agile and dexterous enough to survive some environments on their own, as humans we should aspire to do everything we can to keep our cats safe from any sort of harm. In this article, we’ll go over how a cat regulates their own internal heat, common symptoms cats may experience while overheating, and various ways to provide cool areas for our felines to stay safe & cool in this summer. Cats have such beautiful coats. Aside from their coats being visually stunning, a cat's coat plays a large role in protecting…
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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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