all for the love of cats
since 1993

Shelter: 44 Beagle Lane, Teaticket MA   Mail: PO Box 422 W. Falmouth MA 02574        
Hotline: 508-540-5654   Email:

Kitten season is beginning!

Check out our Facebook page the day before Adoption Days to see if we will have kittens at the shelter for adoption.

Visit all of our cats at our shelter - Wednesdays 4-6 pm and Saturdays 10 am - 1 pm, or by appointment.

Tessa is a stray who showed up at a kind lady’s home about three months ago.  Since no one has claimed her, she is now up for adoption.  She is a very sweet kitty who loves to sit on your lap.  She loves to be petted but is still very shy.  She is making social progress every day and now comes out of her hiding place often to rub up against the legs of a volunteer or two! She will need a quiet home with a patient, understanding human friend!

People For Cats Enterprise Column

by Joan D. King

One of the top reasons cats are surrendered to shelters is for behavioral problems. According to the book Understanding Cats by Roger Tabor, “The four main causes of the behavioral problems in cats can be grouped as confinement, stress, physical ailments and early conditioning.”

People for Cats puts cat behavioral problems into two groups: physical ailments and environmental issues. The most common behavioral issues are not using the litter box, scratching and biting children and adults and scratching furniture.

Prevention of these problems is the key. PFC first recommends the cat be checked out by a veterinarian for any physical problems. However, most likely the issues are environmental. Very few cats that have been surrendered to us for behavioral issues had physical/mental problems.  The majority of the cats were quickly and successfully re-homed.  This is not to put any blame on the former owners, as they often have tried everything to make their feline friends happy, even asking for PFC assistance.

Cats are very territorial and confinement and stress are leading causes in cat behavior problems. Limit the number of cats in your home, give your cat plenty of exercise and entertainment such as cat trees to climb on, scratching posts and toys.  Recycle the toys so your cat thinks he is getting a new toy every time.  Give your cat plenty of love and attention, clean litter boxes, fresh water and good quality food.


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