This past weekend, despite the downpour of rain, 46 of our cats—adults, special needs, seniors, and kittens found new loving homes all thanks to the annual Maddie’s® Matchmaker Adoptathon. This marks the second year for the Adoptathon that helps raise money and awareness for 46 shelter and rescue organizations in 70 locations throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
More than 2,200 shelter and rescue dogs and cats were adopted during the past weekend, and 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.
With so many adoptions, many of our foster homes now have some space to help the many homeless mama cats and kittens that are out there in desperate need of being rescued. 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.
Here are some pictures of the cats and kittens that found new homes during the Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon. We are truly thrilled so many found their loving forever 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.