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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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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Bringing a New Cat Home? Follow These Tips to Make the First Few Days as Stress-Free as Possible

Bringing a New Cat Home? Follow These Tips to Make the First Few Days as Stress-Free as Possible

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By Tara McNabb Edited by April Jones Introducing a new cat to your home can be an exciting experience for everyone involved. But it’s important to remember that your new friend may be feeling the very opposite of excitement; cats are incredibly sensitive to changing environments, and they often experience heightened anxiety when put into a new living situation. The last thing you want to do is unknowingly cause more stress for your new friend due to a lack of preparation. By following these simple tips, you can make the transition process easier for both of you. 1. Cat Proof the House Before you bring them home, do a walk-through of your house from a cat’s point of view. Although it may be impossible to eliminate all potential trouble areas…
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Honoring Rosi’s Legacy: Featuring Rosi’s Legacy Cats — Can You Be A Hero?

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

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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…
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