We have an announcement to make!
On May 1, 2017, a long-held dream and vision was realized for us. Community Concern for Cats purchased our own veterinary clinic to manage the medical care and treatment of the cats we rescue.
After conducting a complete financial analysis and 1, 3 and 5 year financial projections, the CC4C board determined the financial viability of purchasing our own veterinary clinic. In recent years, the medical care of our rescue cats had become increasingly more expensive, with far fewer veterinary hospitals willing to give us affordable, reduced rates for our rescues; and many not willing to offer us any discounts altogether—as a result, our monthly medical care costs were steadily increasing using outside veterinarians in our county. It became more and more evident that having our own veterinary clinic was the most viable and affordable option in the long run to meet our needs.
When the Cat Hospital of Clayton went up for sale in April 2017, it was an opportunity just too good to pass up. It was perfect for us — the clinic was in our county, specifically a cat hospital, provided a turn-key clinic including equipment and the build-out we needed for cat medical care, and was fairly convenient and central for most members. Plus, the purchase of the hospital would further the work of CC4C in providing quality low cost spay and neuter, viral testing, vaccines, diagnostics, needed surgeries and general health care to the homeless and feral cats of Contra Costa County and eventually, to the foster cats in our care.
In mid June, we opened to members and their rescues for 1-2 days a week. We will gradually increase our number of days as our funds allow or as our funds increase. We have three part-time veterinarians on board, one vet tech and an office manager, but we are looking for and NEED VOLUNTEERS who are willing to commit 2-4 days a month to our clinic. Without these volunteers we cannot medically help and support the number of cats that currently need help. So please, if you’re interested, contact us!
Our new hospital is located at 5435 Clayton Road, Suite I, Clayton, CA. Our hospital is not open to the public at this time.