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Help Oakland street cats be adopted

$912 of $5,200 goal

Raised by 17 people in 2 months
We are a few dedicated, longtime Oakland community cat volunteers, who network to assist abandoned, homeless, tame and feral cats.  We trap cats who are feral, as well as under-socialized tame cats, and get them to Vet clinics for spay-neuter and any other medical.  If semi-feral or feral, we return them, via "TNR", trap/neuter/release.  We work to relocate those cats who have no caretakers, when we are able to find safe outdoor placements.      We continue to feed and care for those cats we have to put back on the streets, if there are no other options and no neighborhood caretakers.   

We often come across tame cats, who likely were abandoned or just lost at some point.   They are sometimes initially fearful of people.  We work to first reunite them with any owners who are looking for them.  Most are not claimed.  

Our City of Oakland Municipal Shelter is chronically full beyond capacity.  All adoption programs in the Oakland area are full these days,  so we have a lack of options to get these tame cats adopted. 

We are doing our best to transport adoptable cats to wonderful out-of -area shelters, such as Marin Humane Society, where these tame cats will be safe, and have the best chance to be adopted.   At MHS, cats are not euthanized due to space issues, and potential adopters are well screened and mentored.  They have cat (and dog) behaviorists on

This well established shelter charges an "Out of County" surrender fee of $175 per cat. We are a non- profit, but still have to pay the fees.  We are unable to afford to send more than a small number of the cats we would like to send.   We have 30 cats in mind, at present, who  deserve to get off the streets and get adopted!  We would like to raise the money to send these cats to MHS.  We have already gotten each cat spayed-neutered, and provided any needed medical, but unfortunately we had to put these cats back outside, as no one has space to hold them.     

We would like to transport these 30 cats,  as space is available at MHS,   once we have the funds to do so.    The two cats in the cover photo are among the first we would love to send to MHS!  They are living outside an abandoned house, on a very rough street in Oakland, along with seven other cats. We feed them daily.   We've helped ten other cats and kittens from that location move on to adoption.   Both these young adults can be pet, are people-friendly and sweet.  We would love to get them moved into adoption, as they are at-risk there. 

We have lots of photos to share of the cats on our list!
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I meant to post this a few weeks ago. These two cats, from the main photo of this fundraiser, turned out to not be so tame after all. They were too under-socialized to take to Marin Humane, but through our outreach, found a wonderful garden home for these two, in Orinda. The cat savvy adopter wanted two outdoor cats as company, since her garden cat had died recently. They are shown here in their adaption cage, where they spent three weeks. They've been released, are safe, playing, hanging around, climbing trees, and have a couple of "cat houses" to sleep in.
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We trapped these four semi -feral litter mates a few days ago, from a rough street in east Oakland. There is a fifth we're trying to get.
They are about ten weeks old. We got them to the Vet and had them fixed and vetted. Two boys and two girls. They are under socialized but young enough to work with. They are always hungry! OAS is still full, Hopalong too, so we're going to send them to Marin Humane as soon as we can. The white one is totally tame, and is a chatterbox. His buddy hisses at us, but allows some pets. We're handling them all.
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We are hoping to get these three cats off the street soon. One of the orange ones in the first pic, and the other two cats.
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Good news for four cats on our list! Your donations made it possible for us to take two cats to Marin Humane Society, where one has been adopted. The other is in the quarantine period, and being worked with. Pic of these black and white cats in their cage after neutering etc. before going to Marin Humane.

Also, we finally determined that the black/white and tabby/white young brothers in the primary photo were "too semi-feral/borderline" to be adoptable in the traditional sense. We were fortunate to find a wonderful woman, who is a real estate broker in Orinda, to adopt these two great cats, as outdoor, "garden cats". She will provide food, care, has plenty of places for them to hide, and she has had cats before. Pic of "Hunter and Lucky" in their adaption cage, where they'll be for a total of three weeks, before being freed. It is a lovely neighborhood, the cats have plenty of trees to climb, space, and no predators. We gave them a donated "Cat House", with bedding and two levels.

We have lots of experience vetting, placing, and "garden/barn" feral/semi feral cats, who are most suited to live outdoors. These placements are hard to find, and precious!
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$912 of $5,200 goal

Raised by 17 people in 2 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Hungry Kitty Limited
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Oakland, CA
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