The Casco Cat Community is dedicated to promoting the well-being and happiness of all cats in our neighbourhood. We believe every feline deserves love, care, and respect, and we strive to create a safe and supportive environment for all cats and their guardians. We work to educate the community about responsible cat ownership and advocate for the needs of cats in our area. Our mission is to create a positive and inclusive community for all cats and to work towards a future where every cat has a loving place to live ...
Returning community cats outdoors is the best outcome for individual cats and the community. Because most community cats are not suited to life as indoor pets, confinement in a shelter — even for a short period — can be highly stressful and detrimental to their health and quality of life. Additionally, community cats who are returned to their outdoor homes are those who have demonstrated that they are healthy and doing well. There is no benefit to the cat to permanently removing them from where they have been living successfully. The most humane and effective approach for community cats is to spay/neuter, vaccinate, and return them to their outdoor homes. This approach stabilizes and reduces community cat populations and minimises nuisance behaviors (spraying, fighting, noise, etc.). The return of sterilised resident cats also prevents the influx of additional unsterilised cats, and therefore helps to reduce the overall population.
It is important to note that cats live and thrive outdoors worldwide — in Africa, Asia, Australia, South America and beyond. North America is the only continent in which keeping indoor-only cats has become common practice. Even in the United States, keeping indoor cats as pets only became popular after 1947, with the invention of cat litter, and then became more commonplace in the 1970s when shelters advocated for keeping cats indoors in an effort to control population. Additionally, cats — unlike their canine counterparts — have DNA that has remained unchanged for the past 4 million years.
Feeding cats can be a rewarding and enjoyable activity for people of all ages. If you would like to come and feed the cats with us, First, we must ensure that the cats have access to clean water and a balanced diet. This involves providing wet and dry food and supplements if required. It is also essential to regularly clean and refills water bowls, In addition to providing proper nutrition, we must ensure that the Casco Cats have a clean and safe environment. We also must provide regular cat medical care, including vaccinations and preventative treatments for parasites such as fleas and worms.
if you ever want to continue feeding some of our furry friends, we will provide clear instructions and guidelines for handling the cats and their food, as well as any other tasks that may need to be performed. This will help ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.
1. First things first: Set up a safe nook for your kitten to settle into her new home. Choose a small area (a bathroom or small bedroom works great). Make sure they have access to food, water, a litter box, bedding, a scratching surface and toys. Once your kitten is reliably using the litterbox and seems confident in her surroundings, you can give her more access to the home.
2. Vet visits: The vet will be part of your kitten’s future, so help make the experience enjoyable. Start by getting your kitten comfortable with a carrier/crate. You can do this by having a crate out and open at all times. Your kitten will see the crate as part of everyday life. You can even feed your kitten in the crate to make it an exciting place to be. The first time you go to the vet, give your kitten lots of treats and praise while she is there.
3. Health: Weigh your kitten once a week to make sure she is gaining weight appropriately. A good rule of thumb is for each month of a kitten’s life, she should weigh the same in pounds. So by 3 months old, your kitten should be around 3 pounds. If you notice your kitten is not gaining weight, has diarrhea, is vomiting or has low energy, take a trip to your vet to get a wellness exam.
4. Socialization: Depending on the age of your kitten, she may still be in her “socialization window,” which generally lasts until the kitten is 12 weeks old. During this time, you should make all the things that typically scare an adult cat very normal for your kitten. Expose them to the vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, all types of people and other healthy animals. This is also the time to get them used to touch on their ears, tail, belly and paws, and practice nail trims with lots of tasty treats.
5. Playtime: Now for the fun part! Kittens need daily interactive playtime with their new family. A wand toy is usually the best way to entice a kitten to play. Play sessions should be 10-15 minutes long, multiple times a day. Playtime will not only help you bond with your kitten, but will provide physical and mental stimulation. A tired kitten is a well-behaved kitten! Increasing interactive playtime should also help reduce unwanted behaviors. Adopting two kittens is recommended so they can keep each other entertained!
Casco Viejo, also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe, is a historic district located in Panama City, Panama. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 and is considered the Crown Jewel of Panamá. In the last decade, efforts have been made to gentrify the area, which involves renovating and restoring the district's buildings and infrastructure to their original state when it was first built in the late 1600s and early 1700s. The aim of gentrification is to bring new life and energy to the district while preserving its historical and cultural significance.
Over the last decade, the volunteers and friends of the Casco Viejo Cat Community have been working hard to create an inclusive community in the historic district of Panama City. These volunteers have provided care and support for the stray cats that live in the area and educated the community about the importance of animal welfare. Their efforts have helped to promote a sense of community and responsibility among the residents of Casco Viejo and have contributed to the overall well-being of the neighborhood and its inhabitants.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you who participated in our 2023 planning dinner meeting on Tuesday, January 10th, at the Hotel La Compañia. The event was a huge success and it wouldn't have been possible without the participation and contributions of each and every one of you.
Your ideas and input are invaluable to the planning process and we appreciate your commitment to our community and the feline population. Your time, energy and dedication to the cause is truly appreciated by all the Casco Cat Community.
It was a pleasure to come together and discuss our plans for the upcoming year, including upcoming events, fundraisers and community outreach. We are excited for what's to come and look forward to continuing to work together towards our common goal of making our community a better place for cats.
Once again, thank you for your participation and support.
Best regards, Casco Cat Community 2023 Planning Team
We express our sincerest gratitude for your support of the Casco Cat Community. Your generous support helps make our volunteer program a huge success, and we could not have done it without you. Your contribution allows us to accomplish specific goals and provide specific services.