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Cat Town

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It's a wrap!
June 02, 2017

What a way to finish strong!  The Cat Town team finished the Saving Pets Challenge 12% over our goal, raising $67,000! This is due to the incredible  See more
Hali Burbige

THE STORY:

 Even after two years of working as a volunteer for Cat Town, I continue to be in awe of everything that this organization is doing to save the most vulnerable cats from an uncertain fate in the shelter.    

Starting as a foster-based program in 2011, when the euthanasia rate for cats at the Oakland shelter was 42%, Cat Town focused solely on cats who had no other chance: cats who hid in the back of their cage or tried to bite anyone who came near; seniors who were devastated to find themselves in a tiny cage after their caretaker died; shy cats who were plenty lovable, but too scared to show it when surrounded by the sound of barking dogs.      

In the six years that Cat Town has been operating, they’ve helped over 1,600 cats and helped reduce the euthanasia rate at the Oakland shelter to 14%.  With your support, Cat Town can give every shelter cat a chance!    

Through innovative programs, like opening the first (and only non-profit) cat café in the United States, the In It for Life Program (for senior cats), and the Forgotten Kitten Project (for older kittens who had no human contact during the time they are easy to socialize), Cat Town proved that many cats who seem unadoptable in a shelter just need to be in an environment where they feel safe.     

Now Cat Town is changing the game again. We’re just weeks away from opening a new cage-free adoption center for cats who need an engaging but quiet space to feel safe. It’s the first of its kind, and one more step toward ending the needless killing of cats in our local shelter. At the same time, this effort creates a replicable model for others to do the same in their communities.   

With over 100 cats in Cat Town’s care on any given day, your contribution gives needed medical care to sick and injured cats, provides lifesaving medication to cats with pre-existing conditions, and gives all of Oakland’s adoptable cats a chance to get out of a cage and on with their lives.     


Please help me raise money for Cat Town so we can save more at-risk shelter cats.  If you’d like more information about the organization, please visit www.cattownoakland.org. Thank you for your support!  

$1,345

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Shelley Brown

    $25

  • Lisa Chapman

    $25

  • Adelina Elo

    $25

  • Judy DiGangi

    $25

  • Tamara Rogers

    $50

  • Gayle Paul & Christopher St John

    $50

  • Mandy

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mary Ann Heyde

    $25

  • Melanie Brown

    $50

  • Haley Dillon & Miles Dillon

    $25

  • Brenda Giddings

    $125

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kiera Burbige

    $25

  • Rick Kernes

    $25

  • Maryly Snow

    $50

  • Kathryn Fassero

    $100

  • Doin' it for Nadine!!!

    $250

  • Negar Baharlou

    $25

  • Jenn Lison

    $100

  • Anneli Meyer Korn

    $25

  • Erik Weathers

    $25

  • Diane Winters

    $20

  • Lauren Stewart

    $25

  • Sandi Underwood

    $25

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103% Raised of $1,300 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

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Gina Blus

Amount Raised

$2,315

 

185% Raised of $1,250 Goal

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Jamie Miller

Amount Raised

$2,060

 

98% Raised of $2,100 Goal

Donor Comments

Sandi Underwood

Sandi Underwood

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Diane Winters

Diane Winters

DONATION: $20

in memory of Molly Tweed, a sweet feral cat 1 year ago

Erik Weathers

Erik Weathers

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anneli Meyer Korn

Anneli Meyer Korn

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jenn Lison

Jenn Lison

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Negar Baharlou

Negar Baharlou

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Doin' it for Nadine!!!

Doin' it for Nadine!!!

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Kathryn Fassero

Kathryn Fassero

DONATION: $100

In memory of Irie. 1 year ago

Maryly Snow

Maryly Snow

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Ruby, Mink, Mickey, Colette & all my past found cats 1 year ago