forgotten kitten project

KITTEN WIRE: TAKING A CHANCE ON NATALIE

KITTEN WIRE: TAKING A CHANCE ON NATALIE

OAKLAND — When a father-son pair began their search for a new feline companion, they scrolled through the faces on Cat Town's adoption gallery, and found themselves drawn in by a brown tabby. 

"Her eyes in the photo of her that was uploaded immediately caught our attention," said 18-year-old Blue. "They were gentle and inviting, almost hopeful, begging to find a home."

KITTEN WIRE: MELLOW MILTON NOW UP FOR ADOPTION

KITTEN WIRE: MELLOW MILTON NOW UP FOR ADOPTION

OAKLAND — We recently told you about a shy cat named Milton, a member of our Forgotten Kitten Project. Today, we're happy to report this mini-panther with a developing penchant for pets is available for adoption. 

To learn more about Milton's journey, we checked in with his foster mom, Cammane W., who took him in four months ago when he developed a bad cold, prompting his move out of the main adoption center.

KITTEN WIRE: Helping Your Local Shelter During Kitten Season

KITTEN WIRE: Helping Your Local Shelter During Kitten Season

OAKLAND — "Kitten Season" has such a joyful ring to it. But in the animal welfare community, we know its weightier meaning. 

It's the time of year when unfixed homeless cats have their litters and shelters become overwhelmed, straining resources for all of the animals. The newborns, sometimes orphaned by their own young mothers, require specialized care and frequently overnight resources that municipal shelters struggle to provide. Community partners and volunteers can't fill the gaps entirely.