you can help the shelter's most at-risk cats

Cat Town's mission is to transform the approach to saving shelter cats, reducing euthanasia nationwide. Our focus is to find great homes for cats who are considered unadoptable in the traditional rescue model.

Your support helps us give sick, senior, shy and stressed cats a second chance at life!

Cat Town focuses on helping the elderly, stressed, and sick or injured shelter cats who are most likely to be euthanized. These cats often respond to shelter cages with fear or aggression, making it challenging to see their real personalities. Cat Town places them into our free-roaming Adoption Center, private Cat Town Studios, or one of our loving foster homes, where they can be themselves and easily get adopted.

We also provide specialized support for cats with more complex needs. With our Forgotten Kitten Project, trained volunteers help 3 to 9-month old kittens — who are largely considered too old to be socialized — build trust at their own pace so they can get adopted. Our In It for Life Fund pays the medical bills for senior cats, including all of their future medical bills, to remove cost as a barrier for prospective adopters. Cat Town’s Emergency Care Fund helps shelter cats who are contagious or in critical condition, addressing  treatable illness and injury for cats in need when our shelter lacks the necessary resources.

The Cat Town model proves these cats are highly adoptable, and has helped reduce the euthanasia rate at Oakland Animal Services, Oakland’s municipal shelter, by 70% since 2011.

Your donations make this work possible!

If you're interested in making a transformative gift, please consider sponsoring one of our Studios at the Cat Town Adoption Center, or supporting our new legacy mural. These opportunities make an incredible impact on our ability to save vulnerable cats with nowhere else to turn, but availability is limited.

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Make monthly donations with PayPal

Your monthly donations ensure we always have the resources to save the cats who need us most!

Other Ways to Give

Whether you're mailing a check, donating bitcoin, or purchasing supplies from our Amazon Wish List, we thank you for your generosity!

Wish List

Sending food and supplies from our Amazon Wish List helps your dollar go even further.  We have needs for every budget, and our Wish List is alway up to date.

Donate Your Car


Donate your vehicle (and earn a tax deduction) with CARS vehicle donation service.
Call CARS at 855-500-RIDE (7433), or donate online at the CARS Cat Town website.


Include Cat Town in your estate planning and help us fulfill our mission to save and re-home the most at-risk shelter cats well into the future.  Help Cat Town Save Lives for Many Years to Come.

Donate bitcoin

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Securely donate to Cat Town using a payment protocol compatible bitcoin wallet.

Donate Stock 

When you give appreciated securities, you may receive an immediate tax deduction and savings on capital gains taxes. Donate stock to Cat Town here!

Employer match

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Many employers will match your donation to double or triple your gift! Contact your Human Resources department to learn more.

Donate by phone or mail


To donate by phone, please contact Quinn White, Development Director, at (650) 208-0429. To donate by mail, kindly send a check, payable to Cat Town, to:

Cat Town
P.O. Box 18675
Oakland, CA 94619


Cat Town is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and all donations are tax-deductible. Our tax ID is 27-3838132.