Bonding With Your New Adult Cat

Bonding With Your New Adult Cat

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Bonding With Your New Adult Cat By Hayley Shucker So, you did something very special during the holiday season—you’ve adopted a furry friend! First of all,  congratulations and thank you for adopting—it saves lives! If your new friend is an adult cat, she (or he) will need special attention when coming to their forever home. If you are a novice cat owner, here are some tips to help you bond with the new addition to your family. She might be scared and hide for a few days. Even if she was friendly and begging for your affection at the adoption center, that attitude can change when you get home with her. Two things, in particular, can trigger your cat to run and hide: the car ride home and odors in…
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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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How to Have a Cat-Safe Christmas

How to Have a Cat-Safe Christmas

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How to Have a Cat-Safe Christmas  Top 5 tips to make your home a feline-friendly festive delight  By Reanne Rodrigues ♪ Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, your ornaments are history ♪  With wide eyes and a puffed-up tail, Chester pulled his ears back and made a dash for my newly decorated Christmas tree—swatting the ornaments, sliding down the tree skirt, and chewing ribbons off neatly wrapped gifts, as I watched in horror.  Chester is my cat, and after many a Christmas calamity, I’ve learned the importance of cat-proofing the winter wonderland that is my home—or at least trying to. Here are my top five-holiday decor do’s and don’ts so you, too, can make your home a feline-friendly festive delight: Artificial Christmas trees are safer. It’s no secret that cats love…
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Home For The Holidays: Ginger Finds A Home

Home For The Holidays: Ginger Finds A Home

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Home For The Holidays: Ginger Finds A Home Written by Nin Parker & Jose Parra In most animal shelter settings, there is that subset of the population that requires a tad bit more time to build a trusting bond. At Town Cats, aside from some of our newly arrived shy residents, we have our Legacy Cats who, aside from ever so friendly senior Christy, are some of our most difficult to place due to their undersocialized personalities. One of these Legacy Cats is Ginger who had been with us since before Rosi, our founder, passed away. Fortunately, there are saviors that alleviate the undersocialized population by being able to form a bond, where others deemed unfeasible. Sometimes a person has such an innocent personality that a cat can sense humility…
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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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