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Toxic Plants for Cats

Toxic Plants for Cats

Cat Blog Articles, News & Happenings, Vet's Corner
Toxic Plants for Cats Summer is here! The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and the grass couldn’t be greener. Chances are you’re going to end up with fresh flowers of any sort in your home this summer. While plants are often good for the environment and for us humans too, they may harbor poisonous toxins that could harm our beloved cats. The fact is that cats love plants and are naturally very curious creatures which makes keeping harmful plants out of their reach even harder. We’ll discuss the various plants to watch out for this summer, as well as the symptoms our cats may display if they come in contact with or consume these plants. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance either call…
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Overpopulation in Cats

Overpopulation in Cats

Cat Blog Articles
Cat Overpopulation Currently, the ASPCA approximates 3.4 million cats entering animal shelters nationwide every year. Statistics show that 3.1 million cats are adopted each year; however, the rest of the abandoned population faces either euthanization or a prolonged stay at municipal or rescue shelters. Cats from overpopulated shelters come from either all kinds of owner surrenders or the many instances where cats are picked up by Animal Control. In order to ensure a happy ending for all cats, people across the community work tirelessly to ensure overpopulation is reduced in many different ways.   Spay And Neuter It all stems from the simple fact that not everyone spays or neuters their cats. Besides maintaining the cat population, spay and neuter prevents certain types of cancers and other health conditions that…
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A TNR Story: One Town Cat’s Volunteer Tale

A TNR Story: One Town Cat’s Volunteer Tale

Cat Blog Articles, Happy Tails
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

All Posts, Happy Tails
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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We’re Celebrating YOU: Our Foster Heroes

We’re Celebrating YOU: Our Foster Heroes

Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", News & Happenings
It’s National Foster a Pet Month! We’re Celebrating YOU!   We’re celebrating National Foster a Pet Month with the Petco Foundation and Skechers’ charity footwear collection, BOBS from Skechers, by recognizing all of our incredible foster volunteers. Your dedication, love and care enable all of us to save pet lives. Thank you!   To kick off Foster a Pet Month, we’re celebrating one of our own Foster Heroes, Nannete Hopson. Nannette Hopson is an extraordinary foster whose compassion & efforts are critical to the success of our mission to save the most vulnerable cats in our community. When there's struggling kittens that need extra care to survive, she jumps to the challenge and does everything in her capacity to save them. While we have many outstanding fosters in our network, Nannette…
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Adopting Senior Cats

Adopting Senior Cats

Cat Blog Articles
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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