OAKLAND — We launched the Kitten Wire one year ago to document Cat Town’s innovative approach to rescuing older kittens — the ones who hide in their shelter cages, bolting from hands, hissing instead of purring. These are the kittens who missed out on positive human interactions in their first few months and are deemed “unadoptable” by traditional shelter standards.
OAKLAND — Cat Town started the innovative Forgotten Kitten Project to rescue older kittens from shelter cages — the hissy, bolty ones who need specialized attention to help them learn to trust humans.
But what can be done to keep kittens from being forgotten in the first place? The answer comes down to early intervention. And that's what Cat Town is doing a bit more of this year, marshaling resources to intervene where the need is the greatest.
OAKLAND — "Bolty." "Terrified." "Hissing and kicking."
That's how volunteers and staff at the Oakland Animal Services described a pair of kittens who landed in shelter cages during last year's kitten season.
"FKP material?" a kennel note read.