Tofu, left, and Six, right, are two members of our Forgotten Kitten Project, an initiative to rescue cats who missed out on essential human interaction during their formative early weeks. They get regular visits with specially trained volunteers. Photo by Cathy Niland

Tofu, left, and Six, right, are two members of our Forgotten Kitten Project, an initiative to rescue cats who missed out on essential human interaction during their formative early weeks. They get regular visits with specially trained volunteers. Photo by Cathy Niland

OAKLAND — We're celebrating black cats this week, so I wanted to tell you about two panther-like kitties in our Forgotten Kitten Project.

Tofu came to Cat Town like so many of our younger cats, with notes from Oakland Animal Services that say she was a stray, prone to hissing, and a little hard to handle. Now at around 3 months old, Tofu gets gets regular visits from specially trained volunteers and staff, who offer treats and pets. 

Tofu, left, and Six, right, get rewarded with food for entertaining two visitors. Photo by Cathy Niland.

Tofu, left, and Six, right, get rewarded with food for entertaining two visitors. Photo by Cathy Niland.

Six is just over 4 months old and was also taken to Oakland Animal Services as a stray. Cat Town brought her to the Studios about a week ago, and in that time he has started to relax and enjoy visits with volunteers. We've found he is quick to purr for food and likes chin scratches. 

Six gets chin scratches from volunteer Ginny L. Photo by Cathy Niland

Six gets chin scratches from volunteer Ginny L. Photo by Cathy Niland

We will be working with these two and all of our cats here at The Studios, tracking their progress getting them ready to meet their potential adopters. 

In the meantime, check out all of our black (and nearly all black tuxedo) cats who are up for adoption now. Qualified adopters get half off adoption fees this week in honor of Black Cat Appreciation Day, which the internet will be celebrating this Thursday, Aug. 17. 

Ginny

Kitten Program Manager

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