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Cat Town

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We did it!
August 04, 2016

THANK YOU so much for helping me reach my goal!  Because you were so generous, Cat Town placed 5th place in this competition. While other, bigger  See more

BENEFITING: CAT TOWN

ORGANIZER: CAT TOWN

EVENT: Saving Pets Challenge 2016

Quinn White

THE STORY:

As soon as I finished grad school Chad and I adopted a rescue kitten. He was tiny and black with big eyes, and played with my shoelaces at the adoption center. I couldn't wait to be his best friend. On the car ride home I sang to him to help him feel safe.

We soon learned Rocket was a nervous little guy, afraid of his own reflection, sudden sounds, even sitting on my lap. At first I was sad, because I wanted an affectionate cat. It turns out that his fear didn't keep him from showing affection, he just did it his own way. As his trust and tenderness slowly bloomed, he taught us to have patience and to love without conditions. Chad worked especially hard to help him to feel safe and respected, and after four years of gentle coaxing, Rocket became a lap cat. Enchantingly, he also started bringing us flowers every day in lieu of the traditional dead mouse or bird. He proudly announced each new gift, knowing it was a job well done. His happiness was like magic.

Rocket died just a year later, and his cancer felt like a sucker punch. He had become the heart of our home. We weren’t ready to say goodbye. But the chemo didn’t work, and he was gone. And everything went hollow.

When Cat Town put out an emergency call for foster volunteers a few months later we weren't ready to open our hearts. But Cat Town had a bold claim: they swore that all we needed to offer was patience and a little space. After losing Rocket to an impossible battle, we couldn’t let these scared kittens die because of something so simple as an overcrowded shelter, so I signed us up us to foster.

Volunteering with Cat Town mended my heart cat by cat, friend by friend. I was able to draw on the patience Rocket gave me and pay it forward to cats in desperate need—cats that would have been euthanized because they were afraid of the sounds and smells of the shelter. And now those cats can give joy to others, transforming homes into families. I couldn't save Rocket, but I could help save hundreds of cats like him with just a few hours a week.

Love teaches, you, changes you, and it heals. And I know loving these little cats has made me a better human. 

Cat Town saves those in most need of saving, but despite their transformative work, they struggle to keep their doors open every month. This campaign is to help them continue their work, and I'm asking you to help them by donating to support their life-changing efforts.

Thank you.

 

 

$1,505

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Old Vine Cafe

     

  • Kate

    $500

  • Charles White

    $250

  • Tanya Temkin

    $50

  • Satsuma and Carlo

    $50

  • Debra Cleaver

    $10

  • Mango and Scout

    $35

  • Angela Linneman

    $50

  • Jeffrey Linneman

    $20

  • JD

    $10

  • Winnie and Cleo

    $25

  • Kathleen Lemmon

    $50

  • Nancy Bissell

    $20

  • Kathryn White

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Serena and Aaron

    $25

  • Marisa Binder Gedeon

    $25

  • Christopher Schardt

    $50

  • Karen Izumoto

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karin Moore

    $25

  • Angela Linneman

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

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100% Raised of $1,500 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

Fundraiser Title

Ann Dunn

Amount Raised

$3,851

 

77% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

Hali Burbige

Amount Raised

$2,225

 

111% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Forys

Amount Raised

$2,177

 

87% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stefanie Kraus

Amount Raised

$2,125

 

106% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Angela Linneman

Angela Linneman

DONATION: $50

To get to that goal! 1 year ago

Karin Moore

Karin Moore

DONATION: $25

For all those gorgeous, sweet, fierce Oakland kitties =^..^= 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

From Wire, Yarn, and Guillermo 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

Karen Izumoto

Karen Izumoto

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Christopher Schardt

Christopher Schardt

DONATION: $50

Muni & Bart 1 year ago

Marisa Binder Gedeon

Marisa Binder Gedeon

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Serena and Aaron

Serena and Aaron

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago