This year marks another very successful year with Maddie’s® Matchmaker Adoptathon! We had 39 total cats adopted including adults, special needs, seniors, and kittens that went to new homes this past weekend.
One of the adults was an FIV+ lovebug who went home with 3 kids— he’s thrilled to have so many people to love him! We had a couple senior cats adopted and two adults that have been coming to adoption weekends for over a year! Cowgirl, a kitten who was adopted by a family says “We absolutely love her. She is the best cat ever. She takes a nap every afternoon with my daughter.” We are truly thrilled that so many wonderful cats found their forever homes.
This marks the third year for the Adoptathon that helps raise money and awareness for 63 participating shelter and rescue organizations in 70 locations throughout Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties. More than 2,600 shelter and rescue dogs and cats were adopted during the past weekend, and over 30% of the adoptions were seniors and/or treatable pets! As a result, more than 2 million dollars will be donated by Maddie’s Fund to all the participating organizations for their adoptions. This is CC4C’s biggest fundraiser of the year and it provides vital support for our continued rescuing of homeless cats; spaying and neutering; providing medical care; and finding new homes—all year long.
Prior to the Adoptathon our foster homes were filled to the brim, especially with litters of kittens that had recently been found at local businesses, in parking lots, backyards, gas stations, and regional parks. We are contacted daily by people across the county desperate for our help and support in trapping, spaying and neutering, and fostering these vulnerable and often starving mamas and their litters—but unfortunately, we can only rescue them when space is opened up in our homes. We are always in need of support to continue doing the work we do, so please help a homeless cat or kitten with your donation.
“Maddie’s Fund, the Pet Rescue Foundation, is a family foundation established in 1999 to help fund the creation of a no-kill nation where all healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats are guaranteed a loving home. Since its inception, Maddie’s Fund has awarded animal welfare organizations and universities $96.2 million to save dog and cat lives.”