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Cat Town

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THE STORY:

I love cats. Like, I REALLY love cats. But that's not the only reason I support Cat Town. What’s important to me is the organization’s commitment to reduce the kill rates of Oakland’s most down-and-out felines – cats who are under-socialized, elderly, or in need of medical attention – by pulling them out of the stressful shelter environment and putting them into foster homes, or the Cat Town Café and Adoption Center, for some much needed TLC (pets and treats please!) while waiting for a permanent home. Please donate to my page. Any amount is huge!


Some of you know Glynda (2nd photo on the left) as my lovable-but-no-bullshit cat with the smelliest farts and a heart of gold. Before being rescued by Cat Town, Glynda was found abandoned in a parking lot and brought to Oakland Animal Services, where she spent three months in a small cage. Her cute raspberry nose wasn't enough for potential adopters who only saw an unfriendly, stressed-out animal. Once set loose in the Cat Town Café, a magical place where one can go for coffee and leave with a cat, she declared herself Queen. She caught my eye on my first visit to the Cafe, perched on her favorite piece of cat furniture, encouraging chin scratches from visitors and rewarding them with long purrs and squinty eyes of approval. 


Cat Town gets the hardest-to-place cats out of the shelter and into a safe environment where they can relax, socialize, and reveal their true personalities. 


When Cat Town was founded in 2011, 58% of cats who came to Oakland Animal Shelter were killed each year due to overcrowding and poor funding. Through a strong partnership with OAS and a model that includes our community in the socialization of “difficult” cats through the café and a dedicated network of foster homes, the organization has brought this euthanasia rate down to 10% and saved the lives of over 1,300 cats like Glynda.


Ok. So here it is. Someone cue Sarah McLachlan. This is the part where I ask you for money. If Cat Town raises the most and wins this challenge, we get an additional $50,000 on top of whatever we make. That’s vet bills for sick and injured cats, food and litter, and more space for saving even more cats! Anything you can contribute will help push us to the top. What’s that? You’re a dog person? Then I know you have a cat person friend who you’re constantly passive-agressively reminding. Send them this page and give them a little nudge to root for their team!

$160

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Geri Koeppel

    $25

  • Ashley Wilson

    $25

  • Glenda & Frankie Montoro

    $100

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32% Raised of $500 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

Glenda  & Frankie Montoro

Glenda & Frankie Montoro

DONATION: $100

I Enjoyed some Really Good times at Cat Town, But with Much Love I want to Thank Sarah my human mom for getting me to my forever home. Now I spend my days climbing trees, chaseing squirrel , birds and mice like a Happy cat should. I Love my new home so much! I'm happy and safe and living the Dream! 1 year ago

Ashley Wilson

Ashley Wilson

DONATION: $25

for all the cats! 1 year ago

Geri Koeppel

Geri Koeppel

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

1 year ago