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What Does It Mean to Foster a Cat?

What Does It Mean to Foster a Cat?

Cat Blog Articles
Why Foster a Cat? Fostering cats can be beneficial for both you and the cat. While a fostered cats benefit from the care they receive, a foster will always benefit from the unique experience of every cat they foster. Fostering isn’t just for mama cats and kittens. Many cats of varying ages and medical/ psychological issues benefit greatly from a foster home, as they receive one-on-one care that would be limited in a shelter environment. From shy to the medically intensive, cats of all types need a home to grow in health, maturity, and love. Cats Needing Foster Mama Cats & Kittens Most mama cats and their kittens come into the shelter after having been found by good Samaritans. Catching mama and her kittens as a whole allow mama to…
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Finding a Cat Sitter

Finding a Cat Sitter

Cat Blog Articles, Vet's Corner
Cat sitters ensure your cat receives proper nutrition, grooming, playtime, and medical care while you are away. Thus, it is important to do proper research with interviews and reference checks before committing to any candidate you find willing to care for your feline friend. Boarding Facilities vs Cat-Sitting Cat-Boarding facilities can be strange places for cats. New environments, smells, and sound can cause our furry friends to become stressed and uneasy. Caring for our cats with as little conflict and stress should be key. Vet Hospital Cat Boarding would be the best choice when it comes to the quality in certification of the staff. However, Vet Hospitals aren’t built to be  mini-sanctuaries for felines and in most scenarios are cramped with relatively smaller enclosures. Having a cat sitter allows your cat to…
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One Blind Cat’s Journey to His Furrever Home

One Blind Cat’s Journey to His Furrever Home

Cat Blog Articles, Happy Tails
Max is a beautiful young cat that was rescued by Town Cats in the fall of 2017. He was surrendered to a municipal shelter for euthanasia because of severe glaucoma. He was only 7 months old, but his condition was so extreme that it was diagnosed as incurable. We took him in, had his condition assessed and determined that removing both eyes was his best option for complete recovery and quality of life. He spent some time in the shelter getting accustomed to his new way of life, and we helped him adjust with lots of socialization and love. He quickly blossomed and was eventually adopted by a wonderful family that was prepared to help him in any way they could, so we knew he was in the right hands!…
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Hoarding Cats Update!

Hoarding Cats Update!

Happy Tails
In late 2017, we had taken in a group of cats rescued from a hoarding situation that left them malnourished, ill, and in need of socialization and care. They eventually recovered and blossomed into lovely and friendly cats, although some were left with lasting chronic health issues due to their exposure to hoarding and neglect. Adopter Sanhita Datta adopted two of those cats- Milky (formerly Mario) and Sheena in 2018. She gave us a wonderful update of their life since being adopted: "They are very happy.  Milky does not have his upper canines (the vet could not tell us why) we found that out soon after we got him.  Sheena of course has many lung issues.  So we have kept them indoors. Sheena needed a lot of medical attention for her teeth. …
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Keeping Your Pet Safe During COVID-19

Keeping Your Pet Safe During COVID-19

Vet's Corner
The information developing around COVID-19 reinforces the need to treat pets as we do our family members: Pets should not be in close contact with those diagnosed with COVID-19. If pets are exposed, please ensure you keep those pets from close contact with unexposed people and animals.  As always, practice good hygiene and proper hand washing guidelines when handling pets. Our shelter continues to be guided by the experts who advise that this virus appears to spread most efficiently from human to human. The CDC, American Veterinary Association and international animal rights scientists report that human-to-animal transmission in pets remains limited, and there continues to be no evidence that household pets can infect people or other pets.
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May 2020-Letter from our Executive Director

May 2020-Letter from our Executive Director

Current "Mews", News & Happenings
To Our Supporters, We are incredibly thankful for the support and care you have given to us over the last few months. With the hard work of our incredible staff along with the support of our board, donors, and volunteers, we have been able to gracefully pivot to our new normal. Town Cats continues to be committed to our mission of rescuing, protecting and advocating for cats, because we believe all cats deserve our love.   Over the last two months we have stepped up to the challenge of Shelter in Place by staying connected in this unprecedented time. We have implemented strict protocols to ensure the safety of our cats, staff and the public. These protocols include: We use hospital grade cleaner throughout our shelter. We clean not only our…
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