It's a wrap!
June 02, 2017
BENEFITING: CAT TOWN
ORGANIZER: CAT TOWN
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!