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The (Kitten Foster) Book of 2021

The (Kitten Foster) Book of 2021

Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Happy Tails, News & Happenings
By: Levi Fistori With each New Year, Town Cat's reflects on the previous year of rescue; the joyful adoptions, the happy endings, our new friends, and on the hardships, the losses, and the bittersweet goodbyes. We sort our files and catch up on cleaning; we close our book on the previous year and open a book for the next.   The book of 2021 wasn't quite what anyone expected it to be, the sequel to 2020 that no one wanted. But even while much of the world remained on lockdown, the world of animal rescue never stopped. As businesses wrestled with whether or not to open their doors, Town Cats continued rescuing and helping cats in need. Over 300 cats came through our shelter doors in 2020, and 85% of them…
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Saving #FIP Lily – An Angel Fund Story

Saving #FIP Lily – An Angel Fund Story

All Posts, Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Meet Our Pets, News & Happenings
In early September 2021, the San Francisco Animal Care & Control contacted Town Cats about taking in a "behavioral case" - a troubled one-year-old cat named Lily. Lily found herself at the San Francisco Animal Shelter after giving birth to kittens, a familiar story for young, unfixed cats like Lily. After her kittens were weaned and adopted, Lily remained at the Animal Shelter with a brewing case of "Cage Rage" - a condition where ordinarily calm animals become increasingly frustrated as they spend more and more time in a cage, kennel, or animal shelter condo.  Confident that we could give Lily the space she needed to relax - Town Cats quickly said, "We'll take her!". Lily almost instantly settled in upon arriving at Town Cats and promptly made her way…
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Sunflower finds the perfect home!

Sunflower finds the perfect home!

All Posts, Happy Tails
Sunflower came to us as a senior cat with hyperthyroidism. She was very underweight, however, with monthly vet visits and blood tests we were able to stabilize her thyroid. As a senior cat finding homes is always a challenge, let alone a senior with medical needs. Her loving and affectionate demeanor won the hearts of a young couple who were looking for a friend for their older cat. Having had experience with cats with special needs they were willing to give her the loving home she deserves. Sunflower has settled in with the young couple's family and their older cat. Sunflower also had her thyroid medication readjusted and she is showing signs of having it improved! She has been eating some good food, enjoying watching her dad cook nightly dinners…
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Town Cats Adoption & Adoptaversary Updates

Town Cats Adoption & Adoptaversary Updates

All Posts, Cat Blog Articles, Happy Tails
April Adoptaversary Updates! April 2016 Michelle & John R. with Ray Ray and Scooter: “Everything is going well.  Scooter and Ray-Ray have trained us well.  They are very sweet boys and love to be involved in everything we do. When we walked into the Town Cats room, Scooter immediately rubbed against John’s leg. I love to say that he chose John.  When I said that we really wanted a bonded pair or littermates, we were happy to find out that Scooter had a brother. We are so happy that they have become a part of our lives.” Martha P. with Tinkerbell: “Tinkerbell grew up to be a beautiful big girl, with a hearty appetite.  She has a sweet, shy disposition.  She loves to sit in laps when not chasing her…
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Birds Love Indoor Cats!

Birds Love Indoor Cats!

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Birds Love Indoor Cats! Written by Daniel V. Photographer Jak Wonderly’s photo “Caught by Cats” created quite a stir in 2020. Pictured are 232 dead animals that were all killed by house cats. In the United States, cats kill about 2 billion birds and 12 billion mammals annually. Of all bird deaths across the US, about three-quarters are linked to cats. In Australia, cats kill an estimated 230 million birds, reptiles, and mammals a year. The feral cat population there has posed such a threat to native species that, from 2015 to 2018, 844,000 cats were culled in an effort to protect native wildlife. Clearly, pet owners—cat guardians in particular—have an important role to play in the environment. Indoor/outdoor and outdoor-only cats kill more animals each year than aircraft and…
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Is Cat Wine Safe?

Is Cat Wine Safe?

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Is Cat Wine Safe? Written by Caitlyn Conville Want to get your cat something special to celebrate their birthday or adoption? Or are you just ‘feline’ in the mood for a drink and want some company? Cat wine is a beverage designed specifically for cats and is one of the more amusing trends in the cat-loving, wine-drinking community. But before you ‘purr’ kitty a glass, read on to see if cat wine is the right choice for your furry companion. Most importantly, cat wine does not contain any alcohol or grapes. Alcohol is extremely dangerous for any pet, as are grapes and raisins. Cat wine is generally made of catnip, beet juice, and natural preservatives. Apollo Peak, located in Golden, Colorado, produces the most well-known brand of cat wine. The company…
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