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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Safe Halloween Kitty Cats

Safe Halloween Kitty Cats

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Safe Halloween Kitty Cats Written by Jose Parra This day has come once again! Halloween is here, on a unique year of uncertainty nonetheless, but the spirit of the Fall season is at its peak by Halloween day. Regardless of your neighborhood is participating in the Halloween practice of Trick or Treating, there is another factor to worry about; our beloved pets! Pets, but more specifically, cats, are often the most bothered and harmed during Halloween night. Other than the harms from the outside, there are many other little infractions to look out for this Halloween night! Let’s start with the obvious, there may be many people roaming the streets in funky outfits looking to fright, but receive a treat! However, if there's anyone that wouldn’t appreciate the night of mysterious…
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Let’s Get Your Kittens Adopted!

Let’s Get Your Kittens Adopted!

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Let's Get Your Kittens Adopted! Written By Jose Parra & Rena Henderson Good day cat lovers! It’s a great time to be fostering kittens and cats due to our prolonged-time indoors. Some of you have already been fostering cats and have had a lot of success adopting out your foster kitties. As you know, the number of cats needing homes can sometimes seem endless!  So, here are a few tips that might help even more kittens and cats find their forever homes. Let’s get to it! First, let’s make sure that our foster cats are healthy and ready to be adopted. Are your foster cats feeling ill or under the weather? It is good to differentiate between a kitty cold and a more serious underlying condition that could require more…
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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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