We have an announcement to make!
On May 1, 2017, a long-held dream and vision was realized for Community Concern for Cats. We finally were able to purchase our own veterinary clinic to manage the medical care, spay and neuter, and treatment of the cats we rescue.
In recent years, the medical care of our rescue cats had become increasingly more expensive, with fewer and 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 have been steadily increasing using outside veterinarians in our county. It became clear to us 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 too good to pass up. The hospital was perfect for us — it was located in our county, 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, and the public’s rescue cats.
In mid June, we opened the hospital to members and their rescues for 1-2 days a week. We will gradually increase our number of days as our funds allow and as our funds increase. We have (3) part-time Veterinarians on board, (1) registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), (2) Veterinary Assistants and an Office Manager, but we are looking for and need volunteers who are willing to commit 2-4 days a month to working our clinic. Without regular volunteers we cannot 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.