The Wonderful Staff of Town Cats

The Wonderful Staff of Town Cats

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The Wonderful Staff of Town Cats Written By Jose Parra For an organization to function effectively, each operational aspect of an organization must create an ensemble of productivity that leads to success. At Town Cats, we are fortunate to have an effective Board of Directors and the thousands of supporters we have gathered over the decades! The many different types of volunteers contribute their time and energy for the cats in our care, onto the off-site volunteers that foster our kitty cats and the ever-loyal transport volunteers. We could never do it without them, for which we are truly thankful. However, at the front lines of Town Cats stands our proud staff, who have always been able to adapt to the changing times and continue the humble care of our…
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Volunteers Move Us Forward

Volunteers Move Us Forward

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Volunteers Move Us Forward Written by Jose Parra At Town Cats, we operate cohesively as a team to effectively handle the day to day and prepare for the long term. Our tight-knit staff and board of directors work our magic to keep Town Cats ahead of the game and keep us agile at what we do best. Giving Tuesday allows us to fundraise for the future but prepare for tomorrow. However, It always benefits the cats of a shelter for a little extra attention and care, for a fully enriched life to express themselves as they would naturally. Volunteers do this beautifully in their separate ways, and we are incredibly thankful for their time! But in which methods do our exceptional volunteers assist us, you may ask? On-site at Town…
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As A Community, We Thrive

As A Community, We Thrive

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As A Community, We Thrive Written by Jose Parra As 2020 draws to a unique conclusion, with all of its afflictions currently abetting all of our hampered plans for the short term, It’s that time of the season again. Late November is the prime time for reflecting and forming aspirations for future progress in our pursuits, so let’s do just that!  After almost a full year of uncertainty, Town Cats has held itself together stronger than ever before. As a staff member of over a year with plenty of volunteer time before that, I’ve witnessed how we, as a staff, can coalesce during trying times and charge forwards towards the obscurity of 2020. However, nothing on earth can ever halt the annual procession of events that keep a shelter as…
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National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

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National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month Written by Town Cats This year has surprised us all! From the uncertainty all around us to our loved ones' safety, this year has been challenging for all of us in some form. However, as we move forward together, we arrive at the most selfless time of November. This month, most of us think back to what or who we appreciate in our lives the most. In conjunction with National Adopt-A-Senior Month, we would love to take the time to talk about Town Cats' senior population and how we work to socialize them and match them to their forever homes!  Our beautiful Ginger is a Siamese / Mix female senior of eleven years and five months. This queen is a caramel mocha royalty who has come a…
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Cats and Classical Music

Cats and Classical Music

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Cats and Classical Music by Giselle Stancic As a cat adopter and classical musician, I’ve long been intrigued by the influence of our feline friends on composers and their music. Cats hold a special place in keyboard, vocal, orchestral, and contemporary music.  Going back in history, one of the earliest cat-inspired compositions was Domenico Scarlatti’s “Cat’s Fugue” from 1739. As the story goes, the composer’s cat wrote the melody as she walked across the harpsichord keyboard. Here’s a piano version. Can you hear the kitty on the keys? Moving into the 19th century, Gioachino Rossini’s “Duetto Buffo di Due Gatti” consists of one word —   you guessed it —  “meow.” Check out this performance by opera sopranos Kiri Te Kanawa and Norma Burrows, complete with a little playful purring. …
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From Fearful To Friendly!

From Fearful To Friendly!

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From Fearful To Friendly! By C. M. Saracco He appeared near our porch one day:  a shy, striped grey cat.  Crouched beneath a bush, he eyed the empty food bowl that I’d left out for a neighboring stray. When I called him, he hissed and ran. I went inside, refilled the bowl, and placed it on the porch.  My mystery guest was nowhere to be seen.  But a few minutes after I retreated into the kitchen, he crept towards the bowl. Young and slim, he had a clipped left ear, which told me he was a feral or stray male who’d been trapped, neutered, and released.  By the looks of it, this kitty was well under a year old. Weeks passed before I could get close enough even to take…
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