Honoring Rosi’s Legacy: Featuring Rosi’s Legacy Cats — Can You Be A Hero?

In 1997 Rosi Mirko founded Town Cats, an adoption center and sanctuary for cats, with the support of her husband Albert. Her goal to alleviate the suffering of stray, abandoned, unwanted and feral cats while also serving as an advocate for all cats in Santa Clara County is the foundation of Town Cats’s mission. Rosi’s incredible work for the community and for Town Cats is forever remembered through her love and passion for saving cat’s lives.

Rosi’s long term Legacy Cats have been at the shelter for years, some a decade, awaiting their forever homes. Below are are all that remain of Rosi’s long term Legacy Cats. They are in need of special forever homes from heroes in our community who can carry on Rosi’s legacy. Please consider being a hero for these special kitties by opening up your heart and offering love and a home to our legacy cats.

All of these special cats are a part of our “In it for Life” program — a program where Town Cats will help cover all basic medical costs for the life of the cat — and all have their adoption fees waved.

In support of Rosi’s Legacy Cats, Town Cats has commissioned artists to uniquely highlight the beauty and personality of each cat. These one-of-a-kind original masterpieces will accompany each cat home on the day of their adoption — our thank you gift to you for supporting Rosi’s Legacy.

Click the link below for a special video.

Rosi’s Legacy Cats With Accompanying Haikus


Adorable face

Please give me a chance to shine

We will bond for life


Shyly watching you

Now ready to take a chance



Spirited, playful

New beginnings set to start

I will own your heart


Bashful cuddlebug

Elevator butt with time

Quiet demeanor


Precious heart of gold

With soulful eyes I reach out

Strength of mind and heart


Wise and thoughtful cat

Treats will make my heart sing out

Love my feline pals

Ima Cat

Sneakiest ninja

Sweet and shyly play alone

Secret Agent Cat

Eartha Kitt

Fierce warrior girl

Beauty, Strength and Loyalty

Let me show my heart


The confident one

Will be a loyal lion

Purring days away


Staring from afar

Giving you sweet Grandpa eyes

Protector of Cats


Curious and bold

Wants to be your one and only

A gem in the rough


The confident one

Will be a loyal lion

Purring days away


Connoisseur of chow

Friend of felines everywhere

Snooze on radios


Delightful creampuff

Prefers company of cats

Introverted fluff


Smokers’ meow

warming your heart

Pet me, don’t pet me

A Forever Home! Beautiful Akira Has Been Adopted!


Divalicious swag

Greeter of all who approach

Tortitude for life