When you visit your city shelter, you see only a fraction of the cats they care for. That’s why Cat Town was founded.
Cat Town helps the cats who never make it into public view, and who other rescues rarely take.
We work closely with shelter staff to identify scared cats who hide in the back of their cage or hiss at anyone who comes near; devastated seniors who find themselves in a tiny cage after their caretaker died; and shy cats who are plenty lovable, but too scared to show it when surrounded by the sound of barking dogs.
These cats — who have nowhere else to turn — are our sole focus.
This summer, the Oakland shelter will receive far more cats than they can care for. During the next few months, as the shelter fills up with kittens, the vulnerable cats helped by Cat Town will be at their highest risk of being overlooked. But we plan to make sure these cats aren’t forgotten. With your support, we can give every shelter cat a chance!
Your donation today will support innovative programs to help the cats most in need:
- Our In It for Life Program funds the lifelong medical expenses for senior cats
- Our Foster Program, Studios, and cage-free Adoption Center provide every cat with a comfortable environment, no matter their need
- Our Forgotten Kitten Project socializes kittens who had no human contact in their formative first few months of life
- Our Case Managers follow up on adoptions to ensure every transition home goes smoothly
- Our Maddie’s Apprenticeship Program has shown dozens of rescue organizations nationwide how to replicate our work
Your support now will maximize our impact this summer, when our work is needed most, to ensure every vulnerable shelter cat gets the second chance they deserve.
Seven years ago the euthanasia rate for cats at the Oakland shelter was 42%. After taking in more than 1,900 cats, we’ve helped reduce it to less than 13% today. With more than 100 cats in our care on any given day, your contribution will provide lifesaving medical care to sick and injured cats and teach scared kittens how to overcome their fear. Your donation will ensure cats with nowhere else to turn find great homes.
Please help Cat Town save more at-risk shelter cats today!