Helping Hissy Kittens

Helping Hissy Kittens

I worked with Amaryllis for five months to get her ready for adoption. She grew up in a dark corner cage in a crowded shelter, her fear of humans worsening as each day passed. Only one volunteer could touch her during her shelter stay, so she was a feisty, hissy 8-month-old kitten by the time she came to Cat Town. She had to wait at the shelter until we had space, because other rescues won’t typically take under-socialized kittens.

Solving an Unseen Problem

Solving an Unseen Problem

In 2009, shortly after my husband, Steven, and I started volunteering at the Oakland shelter, we realized that a mom with kittens had taken up residence in our backyard. Knowing very little about the world of cat rescue then, we brought the kittens to the shelter when they were about 10 weeks old. We assumed they would quickly get socialized and adopted, but a couple of weeks later, a fellow volunteer let me know that one of the kittens couldn’t be touched and was going to be euthanized.

March 2019 Adoptions

March 2019 Adoptions

Last month had every kind of Cat Town cat adopted: from A (Abby) to Z (Zeus). We celebrated the adoptions of long-timers like Buffy, who spent 553 days in our care, and instant classics like Rudy, who spent less than 2 hours in the Cat Zone. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to help a few “In It for Life” seniors like 10-year-old Harrison, as well as sick kittens like Monkey and Maru, who received care through our Emergency Medical Fund…