Many cats struggle in an animal shelter setting, sensitive to new sounds, smells, and the trauma of losing a home that was familiar. Even the most affectionate, devoted pet may hide or be fearful in a shelter cage.
With partner organizations more likely to accept young, outgoing cats into their programs, municipal shelters often have nowhere to turn for help with undersocialized kittens, shy, stressed, or older cats.
Cat Town answers this need by targeting the cats least likely to be adopted from Oakland's municipal shelter. Through our foster-based program, Cat Town allows sensitive cats to blossom and find great permanent homes.
Cat Town has opened the first cat café in the US to help empty more shelter cages, and is also devoted to helping feral cats leave the shelter and find safe outdoor homes.
Cat Town is an independent, non-profit organization that operates through a partnership with Oakland Animal Services, resulting in increased adoption and reduced euthanasia of at-risk cats and greater awareness about the needs of these vulnerable animals. Read more...