Cat Town, a 501(c)(3) foster-based organization, is dedicated to helping at-risk cats at Oakland Animal Services. Since its founding in 2011, Cat Town has taken over 450 cats from OAS and is now moving forward on Oakland’s first-ever Cat Town Café and Adoption Center to help even more shelter felines.
The Cat Town Café, in partnership with Adam Myatt of Hoodcats, will have an Oakland-centric focus. The design will be draw from Oakland’s iconic buildings and shipping cranes for play structure designs for its cats, and food will be provided by Oakland-based Bicycle Coffee and Authentic Bagel Company. Resident café cats will be chosen from OAS for their sociability and adoptability.
“The café provides an easy way for people to spend time with the cats and become invested in their future,” said Cat Town’s founder Ann Dunn. “Once the café is up and running, we anticipate at least doubling the number of cats from OAS that we can find homes for each year.”
Cat Town’s foster-based program will continue to focus on finding temporary and permanent homes for cats struggling in the shelter environment, while the café will help reduce the shelter cat population, especially during the summer months when the shelter receives hundreds of homeless kittens.
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