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Cat Town

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THE STORY:

I am dedicating my fundraiser to my beloved Arcturus, one of the cats who inspired me to start Cat Town.  

Shortly after my husband and I started volunteering at the Oakland shelter, eight years ago, Arcturus, then about two years old, was brought in from a hoarding situation, where he’d lived in a home with 35 other cats. I knew nothing then about under socialized cats, but my heart went out to Arcturus as he sat frozen in his cage, week after week.  

Realizing that no one was coming for this cat, my husband and I adopted him.  Before we took him home, we were cautioned by several people that he would likely remain a feral house cat. I didn’t fully get what that meant, but wanted to get him out of there, regardless. 

Having no experience with such a fearful cat, I did everything wrong. I gave him access to the whole house right away, and hovered around trying to reassure him, while terrifying him, instead. It took months before he’d stay in the same room with us, and would bolt if we even glanced at him. 

But, little by little, month by month, we started to earn his trust. And now? Oh my goodness, he is such a sweet and gentle soul. He greets me at the door, hops on my lap any chance he gets. When I wake up, and he sees my eyes are open, he runs over for a serious cuddle session. And he purrs and purrs. 

If I didn’t see that all with my own eyes, I would never have believed that sort of transformation was possible. It’s from Arcturus that I came up with my saying for under socialized cats:  

Love + Time = Magic! 

Please help Cat Town save the cats, like Arcturus, who just need love and time to thrive!  
 

Won’t you help Cat Town save Oakland’s at-risk shelter cats?
 

If you’d like any more information about our organization, please visit www.cattownoakland.org. Thank you for your support of our mission!  

$4,700

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ellen Evans

     

  • elizabeth dodge

    $100

  • Shanda Robertson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Malcolm & CB

    $100

  • Suzy Furrer

    $100

  • Liz dodge

    $250

  • Stephanie Hatch

     

  • Ezra Denney

    $25

  • Meike Peters

    $25

  • Ann Dunn

    $500

  • Peter W. Hurd

    $1,000

  • Marta Guzman (Gus and Lazarus, her loves)

    $250

  • Ann Topping

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Laura Isaacs

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ann Dunn

    $250

  • Gracie, Cat Town graduate '13

    $50

  • Zeppy's dad

    $50

  • Rachel Broadwin

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Boris

    $250

  • Virginia Kelly

    $35

  • christopher regan

    $250

  • The Dancing Cat

     

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157% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $65,559 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

CAT TOWN

Amount Raised

$20,615

 

34% Raised of $60,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ann Dunn

Amount Raised

$4,700

 

157% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Corinne Lamata

Amount Raised

$4,131

 

118% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Berley

Amount Raised

$2,975

 

99% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stefanie Kraus

Amount Raised

$2,790

 

93% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jay Ruiz

Amount Raised

$2,445

 

122% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gina Blus

Amount Raised

$2,315

 

185% Raised of $1,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jamie Miller

Amount Raised

$2,060

 

98% Raised of $2,100 Goal

Donor Comments

The Dancing Cat

The Dancing Cat

We're constantly inspired by the wonderful work you do! 1 year ago

christopher regan

christopher regan

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Virginia Kelly

Virginia Kelly

DONATION: $35

In Memory of Gus and Herbie 1 year ago

Boris

Boris

DONATION: $250

For Wumpkin (Pubbsy) 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Rachel Broadwin

Rachel Broadwin

DONATION: $25

In memory of Moondance, our proud kitty 1 year ago

Zeppy's dad

Zeppy's dad

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Gracie, Cat Town graduate '13

Gracie, Cat Town graduate '13

DONATION: $50

On behalf of me and lil Gracie! 1 year ago

Ann Dunn

Ann Dunn

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago