Your Cats’ First Week Home Pt.1

Your Cats’ First Week Home Pt.1

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Your Cats’ First Week Home Pt.1 By Cece Gu I adopted two orange tabbies when they were about three months old. In my experience, orange tabbies are generally very friendly cats and are really easy to bond with. While I bonded with one of them within about three days, the other one was extremely shy with me. But our bond started to form about after two weeks as he got more confident in his new environment. Here are some tips for gently and effectively introducing new cats to you and your home. Tip #1: Give them space (don't force anything). Give them personal space once they get home. That means letting them take the lead and not chasing them when they run or when they are trying to hide. Pay attention…
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Naomi Smalls Goes Home!

Naomi Smalls Goes Home!

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Naomi Smalls came to our shelter as a surrender in May when she was just 6 months old. Having moderate-severe Cerebellum Hypoplasia (CH), She cannot keep her balance and has trouble walking.  CH is a neurological condition in which the cerebellum is smaller than usual or not completely developed, and it has been reported in many animal species. Naomi lived in a wonderful foster home where she was socialized and given the love and care that her needs require.  She was adopted by a former volunteer who wanted to open her heart and home to a special needs cat. Ensuring that her home was made safe for Naomi and doing extensive research to be able to provide her with the purrfect home, she is now happy and healthy in her…
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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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Adopting Senior Cats

Adopting Senior Cats

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ADOPTING SENIOR CATS Come kitten season, adopters of all kinds flock shelter websites and make appointments to meet the new kitties on the block. However, the senior cat population usually gets overlooked during the busiest time of the year. Why is that? More often than not, it comes down to a kitten's irresistible cuteness. While kittens will have to learn the ropes to being a good house cat, most senior cats have already matured and are humble in their unique ways. While we all love kittens and their playful energy, there's a peaceful bliss that comes with sharing silence and relaxation with a senior cat, especially when they're on your lap expressing their gratitude.   BENEFITS OF ADOPTING OLDER CATS The saying goes for senior cats, “What you see is…
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What Does It Mean to Foster a Cat?

What Does It Mean to Foster a Cat?

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Why Foster a Cat? Fostering cats can be beneficial for both you and the cat. While a fostered cats benefit from the care they receive, a foster will always benefit from the unique experience of every cat they foster. Fostering isn’t just for mama cats and kittens. Many cats of varying ages and medical/ psychological issues benefit greatly from a foster home, as they receive one-on-one care that would be limited in a shelter environment. From shy to the medically intensive, cats of all types need a home to grow in health, maturity, and love. Cats Needing Foster Mama Cats & Kittens Most mama cats and their kittens come into the shelter after having been found by good Samaritans. Catching mama and her kittens as a whole allow mama to…
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