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February Adoptaversaries!

February Adoptaversaries!

All Posts, Cat Blog Articles, Happy Tails
February Adoptaversaries   These are several adoptaversaries for the month of February! Thanks to our case managers, the stories of our lovely felines keep coming in. These are February's Adoptaversaries! February 2017 Updates Itohan Ellis with Loki: "Thank you so much for getting in touch and checking in on Loki - it's truly heartwarming. Loki is doing extremely well. She's 200% part of the family and knows it! She loves the girls and shows it.  Her personality is quite unique - she'll often lie on her back with legs splayed out and snooze, she considers mice friends and playmates, she likes to climb into bed with you and somehow ends up sleeping on your head... the list goes on.  Basically, we love her to bits and couldn't imagine being without her." …
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Bonding With Your New Adult Cat

Bonding With Your New Adult Cat

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Bonding With Your New Adult Cat By Hayley Shucker So, you did something very special during the holiday season—you’ve adopted a furry friend! First of all,  congratulations and thank you for adopting—it saves lives! If your new friend is an adult cat, she (or he) will need special attention when coming to their forever home. If you are a novice cat owner, here are some tips to help you bond with the new addition to your family. She might be scared and hide for a few days. Even if she was friendly and begging for your affection at the adoption center, that attitude can change when you get home with her. Two things, in particular, can trigger your cat to run and hide: the car ride home and odors in…
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Why Senior Cats Make Amazing Pets

Why Senior Cats Make Amazing Pets

Cat Blog Articles
Why Senior Cats Make Amazing Pets Written by Reanne Rodrigues Looking for a lazy nap companion? A playful, toy-loving hunter? Or a pet that loves children and other animals? An adult cat can be all this and more.  I met a lovely seven-pound, a ten-year-old senior cat named Toots last week. Toots was adopted by my friend Jane after many months of being overlooked by other adopters due to her age. Jane, however, just couldn’t resist Toots’ delightful purring and endearing sneer (due to an extracted tooth). It was the best decision Jane ever made. Toots is super friendly, very easy to care for, and even endures the dog’s kisses. But most of all, she makes Jane incredibly happy.  Toots’ adoption story isn’t uncommon. Many people who visit shelters usually…
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Looking Back At Kitten Season 2020

Looking Back At Kitten Season 2020

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  Looking Back At Kitten Season 2020 Written By Town Cats   Every year at Town Cats, we encounter numerous cats and kittens needing our help. Especially in the spring and summer months, during what is referred to as “kitten season.” Kitten season begins when the weather warms up, and non-sterilized cats begin to reproduce. One female cat can produce an average of 21 kittens per year! This is why it’s so important to spay and neuter our pets as well as ferals in the community. Many of these kittens are born outside and found by good samaritans. Typically, when a feral mom cat is around, her kittens will be left with her until they are old enough to be weaned. Once they’re not reliant on her for nourishment, the…
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How to Have a Cat-Safe Christmas

How to Have a Cat-Safe Christmas

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How to Have a Cat-Safe Christmas  Top 5 tips to make your home a feline-friendly festive delight  By Reanne Rodrigues ♪ Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, your ornaments are history ♪  With wide eyes and a puffed-up tail, Chester pulled his ears back and made a dash for my newly decorated Christmas tree—swatting the ornaments, sliding down the tree skirt, and chewing ribbons off neatly wrapped gifts, as I watched in horror.  Chester is my cat, and after many a Christmas calamity, I’ve learned the importance of cat-proofing the winter wonderland that is my home—or at least trying to. Here are my top five-holiday decor do’s and don’ts so you, too, can make your home a feline-friendly festive delight: Artificial Christmas trees are safer. It’s no secret that cats love…
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Home For The Holidays: Ginger Finds A Home

Home For The Holidays: Ginger Finds A Home

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Home For The Holidays: Ginger Finds A Home Written by Nin Parker & Jose Parra In most animal shelter settings, there is that subset of the population that requires a tad bit more time to build a trusting bond. At Town Cats, aside from some of our newly arrived shy residents, we have our Legacy Cats who, aside from ever so friendly senior Christy, are some of our most difficult to place due to their undersocialized personalities. One of these Legacy Cats is Ginger who had been with us since before Rosi, our founder, passed away. Fortunately, there are saviors that alleviate the undersocialized population by being able to form a bond, where others deemed unfeasible. Sometimes a person has such an innocent personality that a cat can sense humility…
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