What a Transformation

What a Transformation

I have two hearts — one for Oakland Animal Services and one for Cat Town.

Which is why I must tell you how much Cat Town has changed the shelter.

When I began volunteering at the Oakland shelter 9 years ago, contagious diseases, even if treatable, were often cause for euthanasia. The shelter has just one vet for hundreds of animals, and there was no capacity to help these sick cats without also risking the lives of healthy ones.

Volunteer of the Month: Julie W.

Volunteer of the Month: Julie W.

So much of the amazing work Cat Town does is in large part thanks to the tireless dedication of our volunteers. From helping with laundry to adoption counseling to event planning. One such volunteer is Julie W., who wears many hats at Cat Town and helps with a wide variety of projects.

I talked with Julie about why volunteering at Cat Town is such a rewarding experience, and how exciting it can be to see the progress our under socialized cats can make in even a short period of time.

KITTEN WIRE: MEET A SHY CAT NAMED MILTON

KITTEN WIRE: MEET A SHY CAT NAMED MILTON

OAKLAND — Sometimes a cat's journey from shelter cage to forever home requires a few diversions along the way. That's the case with Milton, one of our newer members of the Forgotten Kitten Project.

Milton is a shy, 7-month-old boy with a black, silky coat and green eyes that are often dilated in fear. Cat Town rescued him from Oakland Animal Services when our staff saw he was too scared in a cage to be viable for adoption in that environment.