Our History

Community Concern for Cats (CC4C) is a non-profit 501c3 rescue organization celebrating over 25 years of service to Contra Costa County. We are an all-volunteer organization comprised of members, fosters, and volunteers who work hard to make a positive difference in the lives of the cats we meet, and in helping our communities. We are supported by individual donations, grant writing, and fundraising.

We do not have a shelter or facility of our own, so nearly 100 percent of our adoption fees and donations go towards spay and neuter and the medical treatment of our rescued kitties. Through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), rescue and rehabilitation, we are able to reduce the cat overpopulation and provide needed loving homes for cats that otherwise would be homeless.

Since our inception in 1986, CC4C has touched the lives of more than 50,000 cats and kittens through the programs and services we offer our community. We average approximately 500 adoptions per year and sterilize approximately 1500 cats per year. We were founded by caring and concerned citizens seeking to address the growing numbers of abandoned and feral cats living in the county–and with the help of our beloved Contra Costa Times columnist, Gary Bogue, who inspired us and was instrumental in putting this group together. We have partnerships with PETCO in Walnut Creek and Petfood Express stores in Pleasant Hill and Lafayette where we hold cat adoptions every weekend.