Whether you have an hour, a day, a month, or a year, we’re grateful for what you can give. Here are some ways you can donate time to help CC4C.
Be a Foster Home
Throughout the year, we come across abandoned cats and kittens that need a safe place foster home. Kittens need a safe place to grow up, or a mama kitty and her litter need a warm place out of the elements and threats outside. Can you provide a warm, safe shelter and lots of love as they await their forever homes? All supplies, medical care, and vaccinations are provided by CC4C. You provide food and litter and love. A foster program coordinator will help support you as you care for these needy kitties. See our Fostering page for more information. Typical fostering commitments last 1 to 4 months, depending on the age and socialization when you get the kitty.
Foster a Feral!
All year long we come across feral and semi-feral cats that can be socialized and adopted. Can you make a long-term commitment to rehabilitate a “cat in training” by loving, petting, and soothing a cat that needs to learn how to love?
Spay/Neuter Trapping – Ferals
We always need more trapping support to help spay and neuter the ever-growing population of feral cats in our county. If you’re interested in learning how to become a trapper, we will provide the equipment and teach you how to trap. Once the cat is captured, they will need to be transported to their spay/neuter surgery, which will be coordinated through CC4C, and picked up following the surgery and brought home to recover. (See our Trap-Neuter-Return page for more information.)
Spay/Neuter RecoveryRecovery from spaying and neutering is providing your cat a safe, warm, healthy environment in which to recover from their surgery. Depending on the procedure performed, medication to control pain may be sent home with your cat. To provide a comfortable recovery – give the cat a quiet place indoors and away from other animals. Try to prevent your cat from running or jumping for the first few days following surgery. Prevent your cat from licking the incision site, which may cause infection. Consider using shredded paper instead of cat litter, since dust from the litter can also cause infection. Check the incision site daily to confirm proper healing. – Ferals
After feral cats are trapped and spayed/neutered, they will need a safe, warm location where they can recover after surgery. After several days of healing they can be returned back to their colony after their surgery. Males typically require 2-3 days and females 5-7 days. Other medical issues may take longer. This is a great way to help feral cats by allowing them time to heal before going back out into the elements where they have to fend for themselves. (See our Trap-Neuter-Return and Fostering pages for more information.)
Work at Rescued Treasures
Community Concern for Cats operates a large, friendly thrift store in Walnut Creek. All of the proceeds go to benefit Community Concern for Cats! Drop in and visit, check out the items and the many promotional sales throughout the year—and volunteer! We need help sorting clothes, labeling, pricing, and merchandising. Vintage and gently used donations are always welcome!
Rescued Treasures (former Tuesday Morning site, one block east of Whole Foods in the San Miguel Center)
1270-I Newell Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596