At the end of October, we’re happy to report that we helped nine black and tuxedo cats find homes during Black Cat Awareness month. That, on top of a number of other adoptions, makes for another successful month at Cat Town — what better way to celebrate our fourth anniversary of our Adoption Center?!
It’s no secret that Cat Town has the greatest volunteers around. Rachael P. is an integral part of our team, helping with things like our Case Management Program and socializing members of our Forgotten Kitten Project. She even serves as an unofficial Cat Town ambassador, spreading the word about the organization to her Lyft and Uber passengers.
As Black Cat Appreciation month comes to a close, we’re catching up with Cat Town alum Valentino, a special senior black cat brimming with personality. His journey demonstrates the truth of Cat Town’s unofficial motto that love + time = magic.
Valentino arrived at Cat Town in the summer of 2017 with his sister, Nefertiti, after their previous owner passed away. Being senior cats, the upheaval in their routines was a stressful period and Nefertiti sadly passed away a few months after their arrival. In such a short period of time Valentino’s life had been turned upside down.
Today marks the fourth anniversary of opening our cage-free Adoption Center here in Oakland. This space has has made a significant impact for Oakland’s vulnerable shelter cats.
To commemorate the occasion, we’re highlighting four things we’re proud to have accomplished since our Adoption Center doors first opened on October 25th, 2014.