The Truth About Stainless Steel

Let's Face It, We Love Stainless Steel We’ve been making a conscious effort to move toward stainless steel products instead of plastic here at the SPCA, and with the goal of the Happy Cat Auction being to raise enough money to finish replacing our litter pans and scoops with stainless steel, now seems like a good time to explain WHY we want to make this transition. One look at stainless steel litter boxes and you can see they cost quite a bit more than their…

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Journey and Karisma: In Memory of a Dear Shelter Friend

  There are two kitties at the shelter right now who are extra precious to us. Their names are Journey and Karisma. They belonged to a dear friend of the shelter who volunteered with us for years. She would always come in with a smile to hold the kittens, fold laundry, help out at the front desk - anything she could do, she did, and with good cheer. She raised our spirits and shared the burden of caring for the shelter cats with us.    …

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Shelter Cat Stories: Toby and Tovah

In 2014, two cats came to the shelter together. Their names were Toby and Tovah. This pair of large, somewhat chubby cats could not be separated - Tovah would shake with fear if we separated her from Toby, and Toby would yowl until we put them back together. We adopted them out together, and all was well... for a while. Then Toby found his way back to us. Someone called us - he'd found a cat, it was clearly a stray: declawed, thin, and incredibly…

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Cats and kids – a good idea?

Can cats and children live together happily? They can! Here are some tips to help you select the right kitty. Keep an eye out for our next post about tools to help feline(s) and children develop a good relationship. Choosing a Cat Each cat has an individual personality. You'll want to select a cat who is confident enough to bounce back easily from surprising or scary things they might encounter while your child is learning how to interact kindly with them. To look for a…

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Success Story: Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice that everyone likes. It’s delicious, but not too powerful. It goes well with so many dishes, we can’t even count them. It’s also an apt name for this sweet and loving kitty! Cinnamon is an older cat at 14 years. She came to the shelter after her owner died. Shelter staff quickly came to adore this small and beautiful cat.  She gave us so many cuddles, and her purrs filled the room. She loves to go exploring, and was bold enough…

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