A Final Thank You and Update
May 31, 2017
BENEFITING: CAT TOWN
ORGANIZER: CAT TOWN
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!