By Dawn Pieper
With only four days left, we are $26,000 from our goal to secure $100,000 in matched donations from Maddie’s Fund. To make sure we succeed, an anonymous donor has agreed to double the next $10,000 in donations, transforming $10,000 into a total of $40,000 over the next 48 hours!
These funds will make sure I can help more cats like Celeste, an affectionate girl who was immediately put up for adoption at the shelter. However, her sensitive spirit couldn’t handle the chaotic environment. She soon stopped using her litter box, instead spending her days trying to disappear from view.
The team at Oakland Animal Services recognized how stressed she was and quickly moved Celeste to the back of the shelter — the calmest space available. Even here, she kept her eyes closed as she hid under her blanket. The shelter had done everything they could to help her. However, I knew that she would become her sweet self again if we could get her out of that cage, so I placed her in a Cat Town foster home.
Now Celeste has everything she could possibly want: a cozy bed, lots of toys, and a wonderful person to keep her company while she waits to be adopted. She's back to being her sweet self. However, there are other scared, stressed cats waiting for help in the back of the shelter. All they need is a chance to feel safe. I think about them constantly and would help each of them in a second if we had the funds for the medical care and other supplies these cats will inevitably need.
These cats are why securing every dollar of this match is so important. Please make a donation today, so Cat Town can save every shelter cat waiting for us, without any hesitation.