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BENEFITING: CAT TOWN

ORGANIZER: CAT TOWN

EVENT: Saving Pets Challenge 2015

EVENT DATE: May 04, 2015

Molly McCann

THE STORY:

CAT TOWN wrote -

What happens to at-risk shelter cats who are passed over due to shyness, injury, illness, old age, or under-socialization? Sadly, many are euthanized. Others spend months and even years in shelters. But some of these vulnerable cats go to Cat Town!

Our mission

Founded in 2011, Cat Town finds great homes for cats from municipal shelters in Oakland and the Bay Area who are at risk for euthanasia and most in need of intervention. We provide a cage-free environment where cats can thrive while we match them with adopters and a permanent home.

The Cat Town foster program remains key to saving many of our most vulnerable cats. We typically have around 50 cats in foster homes.

In October 2014, we opened Cat Town Cafe, a cage-free adoption center and the first cat cafe in the United States.  Since then, the number of cats adopted from Cat Town has more than doubled. We’ve created a replicable model for saving shelter cats in huge numbers.

Cat Town has already helped reduce the euthanasia rate at Oakland Animal Services by more than 50%. 

The Saving Pets Challenge

Cat Town is participating in the Saving Pets Challenge, a nationwide fundraising campaign from May 4 to June 5. The organization that raises the most money will be awarded an extra $50,000. This would be a game changer for Cat Town, but the only way we could ever get there is with your help!

Expanding our adoption center

We now have a unique opportunity to expand our adoption center to the space next door to the Cafe. This will create a calm, quiet place for more sensitive cats. We also want to build an adoption area just for kittens. With its proximity to the existing Cafe, this new space will allow us to efficiently and sustainably scale our efforts and help even more vulnerable cats in Oakland and the Bay Area.

The cost of caring for vulnerable cats

The significant increase in the number of cats Cat Town helps means that our expenses have increased dramatically. For each non-senior cat we rescue, our support costs average $285.

Senior cats often arrive at municipal shelters with untreated medical conditions. To support adopters of older cats, Cat Town covers medical expenses for the life of cats age 10 and older. Caring for a senior cat can easily cost $1,000 or more.

Since Cat Town is the only resource to the Oakland shelter for cats that are injured, we also need an emergency medical fund to cover unexpected costs.

No donation is too small!

Your support will help us fund medical care, food, transportation, toys, beds, dishes, scratchers, microchips, flea medication, and litter.

Thank you for your support!

$451

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $15

  • CJG

    $100

  • stm

    $30

  • Erin, Sansa, and Shae

    $20

  • Therese & Scott

    $50

  • Julia & Nick

    $40

  • Dominic Lim

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tizianananananananno

    $56

  • Paul Abernathy

    $30

  • Tim and Michele

    $25

  • Cyrus & Cleo

    $35

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45% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $58,438 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

CAT TOWN

Amount Raised

$19,383

 

19% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kittens and Cocktails

Amount Raised

$12,760

 

102% Raised of $12,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ann Dunn

Amount Raised

$8,520

Fundraiser Title

Jared Greer

Amount Raised

$2,550

 

51% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer JR Clark

Amount Raised

$2,280

 

23% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Quinn White

Amount Raised

$1,670

 

84% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Willow Liroff

Amount Raised

$1,066

Fundraiser Title

Janet Jackson

Amount Raised

$1,040

 

21% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Cyrus & Cleo

Cyrus & Cleo

DONATION: $35

Meow. 3 years ago

Tim and Michele

Tim and Michele

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Paul Abernathy

Paul Abernathy

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Tizianananananananno

Tizianananananananno

DONATION: $56

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Dominic Lim

Dominic Lim

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Julia & Nick

Julia & Nick

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Therese & Scott

Therese & Scott

DONATION: $50

Emily, Pluto, Oliver, Jasmine, Mimi, Cassie, & Kato 3 years ago

Erin, Sansa, and Shae

Erin, Sansa, and Shae

DONATION: $20

In loving memory of our friend Lupin. 3 years ago

stm

stm

DONATION: $30

3 years ago