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Cat FAQ: Introducing Your Cat To New Food

Did these guys eat too much, maybe? Let’s face it. Cats are picky, finicky little eaters. Well, they’re picky and finicky about everything, really. Don’t get me started on litter boxes. When it comes to food, however, there are lots of hits and misses (and hisses, too). There will come a time(s) when your cat simply does not want to eat the same food you’ve been giving them for five years anymore. I know, right? WTF? There... Read More

Your Teal Cat Dollars At Work

I received the best email from the San Francisco SPCA yesterday and I wanted to share it with everyone so that you can see how much your support is helping. I hope it gives you as many warm fuzzies as it did me. Laura Gretch is the Community Cares manager at the SFSCPA, and she wrote: “I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for the Community Cats Program and for the SF SPCA. We’re so thankful, and humbled that you picked us for... Read More

Litter Number Three Is Here: Valentine’s Edition!

UPDATE: We are sold out, thanks for your support! New campaign to come in March! The new litter is here, and they’re all decked out for Valentine’s day! This time, the kitties are wearing a silver heart on their tags, so they will make an extra special gift or just be even more adorable on your own bookshelf. And speaking of hearts, for campaign number three we’ve left ours in San Francisco. The money we raise is going to the SFSPCA... Read More

How Cats And (My New Obsession) Pinterest Meet

I’m a bit of a social-media nerd — it’s my job, in fact. That’s why I tend to be an early adopter for new networks, and I manage profiles on several at a time. My latest social-media obsession is Pinterest, a fast-growing site that’s based on sharing images. It’s a great way to discover on the web — just pick a topic and go! Read More  Read More

Teal Cats Available Now! Welcome Litter No. 2

UPDATE: We are sold out! Thank you all! New campaign to come in January! The new litter is here for campaign number two! We’re back with a few changes but the same mission…to raise money for feral cats! This time, funds are going to Alley Cat Allies, read more about the new campaign here. So the things that are different: You can now choose what size you’d kitty you’d like. Trinket (around 2 inches), Mantle (3 to 7 inches)... Read More

Teal Cat Plush Dolls Are Here!

With the ceramic cats from our first campaign finally out the door, we are offering these sweet and soft dolls to hold you over. Teal Cat Plush Dolls are about 12 inches tall, made from recycled fabrics and handsewn by Panda With Cookie. While each doll is unique, they all have an adorable teal bowtie so that you know they came from the Teal Cat family. We’re offering these dolls for a limited time only, so if you see one you love, snatch it... Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Declaw Your Cat

Not long ago, I visited family for dinner. Pretty much as soon as I was in their home, I beelined for their cat — Hope was a new addition to the household and I hadn’t yet met her. She’s fluffy and black and white, and very compact and pretty. She’s also, as I was informed, newly declawed: “You should do it to your cats too!” Finding this out kind of put a damper on the dinner for me. Read More  Read More

Cat Portraits by Heidi Blakeslee

One day in my Facebook feed, amongst the usual photos of weddings, sonograms, and home before-and-after shots, I noticed something different: sleek, stylized images of cats and dogs, from an old college friend of mine. This friend has always enjoyed creative pursuits, and I had been keeping up with her poetry readings and collage work in that vague way everyone “keeps up” with their friends on Facebook, but these images really caught my eye, so... Read More

6 Tips To Prepare For Cat Trapping

Now that you have found The Teal Cat Project, you have probably become more aware of feral cats in your neighborhood or at work and are asking yourself  “How can I help these cats?” The answer is with TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return), and here are a few tips to help you get started. Survey the area Visit the location different times of the day, especially early mornings and at night, for a few days if possible. Count the cats that you see. Make note... Read More

How to Get Your Cat to Scratch Something That’s Not Worth Hundreds of Dollars

From Suck UK There are a few reasons why cats have that need to scratch. For starters, it’s a way for them to mark their territory — cats have scent pads on their paws, and they leave their smell behind when they scratch. Scratching also just makes your cats happy — it gives them an awesome stretch and works their muscles. It’s kitty calisthenics! When you’re picking out a post for your cat, think gritty over pretty,... Read More