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Your Cats’ First Week Home Pt.1

Your Cats’ First Week Home Pt.1

All Posts, Cat Blog Articles
Your Cats’ First Week Home Pt.1 By Cece Gu I adopted two orange tabbies when they were about three months old. In my experience, orange tabbies are generally very friendly cats and are really easy to bond with. While I bonded with one of them within about three days, the other one was extremely shy with me. But our bond started to form about after two weeks as he got more confident in his new environment. Here are some tips for gently and effectively introducing new cats to you and your home. Tip #1: Give them space (don't force anything). Give them personal space once they get home. That means letting them take the lead and not chasing them when they run or when they are trying to hide. Pay attention…
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Naomi Smalls Goes Home!

Naomi Smalls Goes Home!

All Posts, Happy Tails, Meet Our Pets
Naomi Smalls came to our shelter as a surrender in May when she was just 6 months old. Having moderate-severe Cerebellum Hypoplasia (CH), She cannot keep her balance and has trouble walking.  CH is a neurological condition in which the cerebellum is smaller than usual or not completely developed, and it has been reported in many animal species. Naomi lived in a wonderful foster home where she was socialized and given the love and care that her needs require.  She was adopted by a former volunteer who wanted to open her heart and home to a special needs cat. Ensuring that her home was made safe for Naomi and doing extensive research to be able to provide her with the purrfect home, she is now happy and healthy in her…
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Summer Tips For A Bay Area Cat

Summer Tips For A Bay Area Cat

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Summer Tips For A Bay Area Cat Summer in the Bay Area can mean a lot of different things in terms of weather. Within a single day, temperatures can soar to heatwave levels and then drop to the high 50s. At noon, you might need lots of sunscreen and a popsicle or two to keep you cool. But don’t be surprised if, by 3:00, you’re zipping your jacket up to your chin! Some days, the sun is blocked by clouds or an impenetrable fog layer. That is what you can expect from a Bay Area summer—in other words, the unexpected. For example, Morgan Hill, the home of Town Cats, averages a high of 88°F for the month of August, whereas San Francisco averages a breezy 67°. These temperature variances are…
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A Message from our Board President

A Message from our Board President

All Posts, Current "Mews", News & Happenings
Dear Supporters, We would like to announce that Noelani Hunt, our former Executive Director, is no longer with Town Cats. To address this change, we have elected not to replace the Executive Director position. Instead, we have opted to rearrange our structure with our existing staff, and have our Shelter Manager (Danielle Carr) and Development Manager (Jilliann Matteucci) each take on more senior leadership roles. Both will report into the Board of Directors, and work together to run all day to day aspects of the organization.   Please join us in congratulating Jilliann and Danielle on their expanded roles, and we look forward to your continued support of Town Cats. Sincerely, Laura Reederson Board President, Town Cats
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Summer Parasites: Part Two

Summer Parasites: Part Two

All Posts, Cat Blog Articles, Current "Mews", Vet's Corner
Summer Parasites: Part Two In our last blog, we covered fleas, ear mites, and ticks, external summer pests all of which can cause plenty of harm; at least these parasites can be removed manually and easily treated to an extent. Today’s vermin are a lot different in how they affect our cats. We’ll discuss ringworm fungal outbreaks, as well as heartworm and hookworm infestations which manifest internally in our cats’ digestive tracts. These parasites are lurking almost year-round, however they’re specially active during warmer climate conditions prevalent during Summer. With vermin like these, it’s important to stay up to date with medicating your pets with the appropriate monthly doses per your veterinarian’s advice. Ringworm knows no boundaries. It will spread to both humans and animals with ease upon close contact…
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Keeping Cats Cool in Summer

Keeping Cats Cool in Summer

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Keeping Cats Cool in Summer As the temperature keeps climbing throughout the summertime, we must remain aware of our cats’ heat exposure and be proactive in providing ways to keep our cats comfortable and cool. While our felines are agile and dexterous enough to survive some environments on their own, as humans we should aspire to do everything we can to keep our cats safe from any sort of harm. In this article, we’ll go over how a cat regulates their own internal heat, common symptoms cats may experience while overheating, and various ways to provide cool areas for our felines to stay safe & cool in this summer. Cats have such beautiful coats. Aside from their coats being visually stunning, a cat's coat plays a large role in protecting…
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