About Us

Cat Town was founded by a core group of volunteers from Oakland Animal Services, with a former board member and volunteer of the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society. In addition to years of adoption counseling and shelter volunteering, we have experience fostering fearful cats and kittens, running mobile adoptions, and organizing successful outreach campaigns. Our professional skills include human resources, marketing and fundraising, grant writing and management, volunteer coordination, and nonprofit management.

Cat Town’s design is based on visits to shelters, rescue organizations, and sanctuaries, where we have seen the importance of starting small and building a strong foundation of best practices. Our group has help and guidance from local veterinarians, cat behaviorists, an attorney, accountant, nonprofit specialist, realtor, and contractor. We plan to expand this advisory committee as we move forward.

Cat Town is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and is run entirely by volunteers.

All donations are tax-deductible. Our tax ID is 27-3838132.

Reading Material

2012 Cat Intake/Adoption Statistics [PDF]