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Cat Town

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A Final Thank You and Update
May 31, 2017

THANK YOU again for your donations to Cat Town! As of this morning, we've reached our goal to raise $60,000 for the kitties and are just about  See more
Jill Erbland

THE STORY:

I'm helping my favorite cat rescue raise money again!  As most of you know, I adopted my cat Leo a few years ago from Cat Town, after fostering him for 6 weeks.  Leo was a super stressed out and shut down kitty who landed at Oakland Animal Services (OAS) because his person had died.  It took Leo over three weeks to let me near him, but he he ended up a happy boy, often found lounging in the sun or on his cat scratcher, or snuggling up with me.  Sadly, I lost Leo last summer, but his story is not unlike other Cat Town cats.  As I continue to volunteer at Cat Town, I regularly see the transformation these cats can make with our support and patience.  


Please join me in helping Cat Town continue the work we do...


Starting as a foster-based program in 2011, when the euthanasia rate for cats at  the Oakland shelter was 42%, we focused solely on cats like Leo 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 Cat Town has been operating, we have helped over 1,600 cats and helped reduce the euthanasia rate at the Oakland shelter to 14%.  With your support, we can give every shelter cat a chance! 

     

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


We are 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, we are creating a replicable model for others  to do the same in their communities.

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

Please help Cat Town save more at-risk shelter cats.
 

If you’d like more information about my favorite rescue organization or would like to schedule a visit, go to www.cattownoakland.org. Thank you for your support of our mission!  

$1,293

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jill Erbland

    $25

  • Stephanie & Turd Ferguson & Shitz Patrick - the worst cats

    $50

  • Holly and her foster failures

    $50

  • Katharine + Olive

    $25

  • The McKalip Family

     

  • Mom & Dad

    $50

  • Da Blairs

    $50

  • Dana Lund

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Cathy Garza

    $50

  • Pam Joyce

    $50

  • Jenn Peck

    $25

  • Katherine Bonk

    $25

  • Carla Anders

    $25

  • Kenneth Kero-Mentz

    $50

  • Mom & Dad

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Alice

     

  • Kenneth Kero-Mentz (Part II)

    $50

  • Marie Bryan

    $25

  • Samantha West

    $25

  • Karen Daitch

     

  • Mama-Goldie & Baby-Bear

    $10

  • Genevieve Cottraux

    $20

  • Danner Doud-Martin

    $25

  • Mike DeVito

    $10

  • Kathleen Carney

    $100

  • Jill Erbland

    $50

  • Adeeba, Coby & Mello (woof!)

    $50

  • Mom

    $25

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65% Raised of $2,000 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

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Stefanie Kraus

Amount Raised

$2,790

 

93% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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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

Mom

Mom

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Adeeba, Coby & Mello (woof!)

Adeeba, Coby & Mello (woof!)

DONATION: $50

Keep up the amazing work! < 3 1 year ago

Jill Erbland

Jill Erbland

DONATION: $50

For all of the amazing Cat Town kitties that have been transformed. 1 year ago

Kathleen Carney

Kathleen Carney

DONATION: $100

Walk a lap, lady! ð???â?¤ï¸?ð??» Much love! 1 year ago

Mike DeVito

Mike DeVito

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Danner Doud-Martin

Danner Doud-Martin

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Genevieve Cottraux

Genevieve Cottraux

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Mama-Goldie & Baby-Bear

Mama-Goldie & Baby-Bear

DONATION: $10

Happy Birthday to Uncle Kyle! 1 year ago

Karen Daitch

Karen Daitch

1 year ago

Samantha West

Samantha West

DONATION: $25

1 year ago