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JAY RUIZ's Fundraiser:

Cat Town

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BENEFITING: CAT TOWN

ORGANIZER: CAT TOWN

EVENT: Saving Pets Challenge 2016

JAY RUIZ

THE STORY:

Cat Town is unlike any other rescue organization. With our mission to help shelter cats in Oakland with no options for placement, we are challenging the national norm that 40% of shelter cats are euthanized because they're "unadoptable."

After taking in more than 1,300 cats since 2011—and helping Oakland’s euthanasia rate for cats drop from 42% to under 10%—we've proved that stressed, senior, shut down, and under-socialized shelter cats do have a place. Through our innovative foster-care program and opening of the first (and only) non-profit cat café in the U.S., our strategy for saving cats struggling in shelters can impact euthanasia rates across the country. 

Founded by shelter volunteers, Cat Town was started with the understanding that a cat's response to a shelter cage can be very different from their behavior in a home. The shyest, hissiest shelter cats can be some of the most loving in a home where they feel safe. Cats who are often euthanized in shelters include seniors, cats with unknown medical needs, fearful cats stressed by shelter noise, "forgotten kittens" born to the streets who have not yet learned to trust people, cats too shut down to eat, mourning the loss of their homes—the list goes on, and these are the cats we are dedicated to save.

$1,840

MONEY RAISED
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  • Briggs

    $25

  • Blake

    $100

  • Kat

    $50

  • Stephanie T and Ziggy, Floyd and Otto

    $50

  • Quinn White

    $25

  • Genevieve Cottraux

    $25

  • Scott and Petra

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Katie Carney

    $50

  • Jane Stutfield

    $100

  • Corinne Lamata

    $100

  • Jess Jarett

    $25

  • Emily, Billiam and Trevor

    $50

  • Serena and Aaron

    $25

  • Laura Isaacs

    $25

  • Briggs again. He wanted to round up.

    $40

  • Lorrie & Chris Breshears

    $25

  • Lucy & Linus

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • FRANK ERCOLE

    $25

  • Tracy Gondo

     

  • Cris

    $10

  • Katie Kleinberg

    $50

  • Pilot

    $50

  • Steven Wirt

    $50

  • Karina Dahl

    $20

  • Larissa & Craig Church

     

  • Jill, Leo and Bernie

    $20

  • Jamie M.

    $25

  • Marie C.

    $25

  • Nicole Lasagna

    $25

  • Willow

    $25

  • Maria Elena Frias

    $40

  • Shawn ad& Dolfie E

    $50

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368% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $58,205 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

CAT TOWN

Amount Raised

$16,707

 

14% Raised of $120,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Corinne Lamata

Amount Raised

$3,880

 

111% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Ann Dunn

Amount Raised

$3,851

 

77% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Steve Berley

Amount Raised

$2,425

 

49% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dawn Pieper

Amount Raised

$2,310

 

231% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Hali Burbige

Amount Raised

$2,225

 

111% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Maureen Forys

Amount Raised

$2,177

 

87% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Stefanie Kraus

Amount Raised

$2,125

 

106% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Shawn ad& Dolfie E

Shawn ad& Dolfie E

DONATION: $50

In honor of newlyweds Jen & Matt Spring 1 year ago

Maria Elena Frias

Maria Elena Frias

DONATION: $40

1 year ago

Willow

Willow

DONATION: $25

Jay, your dedication to the needy kitties of Cat Town is so inspiring! 1 year ago

Nicole Lasagna

Nicole Lasagna

DONATION: $25

In memory of LIttle Boy 1 year ago

Marie C.

Marie C.

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jamie M.

Jamie M.

DONATION: $25

Jay-You bring such heart and kindness to this work. It's such an inspiration. <3 1 year ago

Jill, Leo and Bernie

Jill, Leo and Bernie

DONATION: $20

For Jay because he is so awesome to walk 60 miles in 24 hours for Cat Town and all the kitties! Leo is watching over you and Bernie has been sending you lots of purrs. 1 year ago

Larissa & Craig Church

Larissa & Craig Church

1 year ago

Karina Dahl

Karina Dahl

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Steven Wirt

Steven Wirt

DONATION: $50

Go Jay! 1 year ago