Looking Past the Fear

Looking Past the Fear

The Oakland shelter takes in thousands of cats each year. Some are confident, and greet you purring, while others hide behind their litter boxes, or hiss at the sound of their cage door rattling open. Before Cat Town, many cats never left the shelter because of how they react to life in a cage.

I wanted Cat Town to focus on these cats at the back of the shelter. The ones who rescue organizations wouldn’t risk taking. I thought, if people could see these cats, there would be others who would want to help them, too. Thankfully, I was right.

Volunteer of the Month: Ginny L.

Volunteer of the Month: Ginny L.

With kitten season already underway, we wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on Ginny L., one of Cat Town’s most dedicated volunteers helping lead the charge with our Forgotten Kitten Project. Thanks to volunteers like her, we’re able to give older shelter kittens the second chance they deserve after missing the ideal window of socialization in their early weeks of life. It’s because of big-hearted people like Ginny that we continue to change the face of cat rescue, nationwide. 

KITTEN WIRE: WHERE ARE THEY NOW, MEG & CHET

KITTEN WIRE: WHERE ARE THEY NOW, MEG & CHET

OAKLAND — When photos of Chet and Meg hit the wire, there was a collective squeal. These two members of the Forgotten Kitten Project immediately drew a big fan club that cheered them on as they worked on building confidence in Cat Town's main adoption center. 

I am happy to report that this duo has found their new home through our Foster-to-Adopt program. I talked with their adopter, Kylie B., a Cat Town volunteer who fell for these two during her shifts at Cat Town, about her experience taking these heart stealers into her home, and what it takes to help them adjust to life with humans.