Cause 4 Cats is dedicated to improving the quality of life for CATS: pet, stray, and feral by promoting adoption, TNR (trap-neuter-return), and rescue. We are not able to take cats in, but we will do what we can to help find homes.
We are a California non-profit organization supported solely by private donations. We have tax exemption status with the IRS as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, Fed ID# 34-2018427.
C4C works in the Bakersfield, California area.
Michael Self was the big winner at the Kern County Pet Fair in both our raffle and the Whisker Contest! He not only had the winning raffle ticket which netted the 40" Samsung TV, his guess of 2,399 kitty whiskers in the jar was only 7 off from the actual count of 2,392. Top prize in the Whisker Contest was a free eye exam, contact lens fitting and a free one month supply of contact lenses courtesy of Dr. Carole Casteen of Bakersfield.
Please check out this link to our LoveAnimals.org page & please share it with your friends, family and coworkers.
WE NO LONGER DO ADOPTIONS AT PETCO ON GOSFORD. WE ARE CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR ANOTHER LONG-TERM LOCATION.
UPCOMING ADOPTION EVENT:
Saturday, Nov. 14th Walmart on Gosford 10am-5pm
Several kittens just reaching 2 mos will be shown for the 1st time
ADOPTIONS ALSO ARE BEING DONE BY APPOINTMENT
See our Adopt a Cat or Kitten Pages then
For the kittens sake, we really need indoor space for our adoption events due to unpredicatable weather. If you can help us with an alternate location that is indoors and offers room, please contact us at 661-755-4848661-755-4848 cell/text or email email@example.com.
ADOPTION DONATIONS provide funds primarily for s/n and vaccinations. Other donations provide veterinary care. Since we have done less than 30 adoptions in the past 4 months, we are struggling financially, especially as our kittens not yet adopted are reaching the age where we need to sterilize them. Please make a donation using our PayPal link on the left.
YOUR DONATION in any amount is most appreciated.
We regularly get calls from people who find kittens that either have been separated from their litter or whose mother cat has been killed or is missing. We only have a couple of experienced bottle feeders to call upon, so sadly we have been having to turn down these requests. The best we can do is teach the finders how to care for them, which does not bode well for the babies. In the hands of inexperienced caretakers many will not survive. If taken to the local animal shelters, the kittens are euthanized.
Do you have the time, experience and patience to take care of kittens a few days to a few weeks old? Their chance at life is much better in the hands of an experienced bottler. Please call 661-248-0299 if you can care for newborn to 4 week old kittens.
A litter of 3 was found 9/11 with no mom to be found. We fortunately found someone to help who lives in Lake Isabella. Our bottler in Tehachapi has 6 kittens and can't take any more. Both of these wonderful women will foster the kittens until they are 8 weeks, old enough to be put up for adoption.
This baby came to us as a lone 2 week old kitten found in a box outside Walmart. About 3 weeks later, she was transitioning to solid food and developed a ravenous appetite.
Kitten season is still in full swing! New foster homes are needed, as our current fosters are still housing kittens taken in April-June. We have no place to put all the little feline families we are being asked to help. We have stretched our fosters as far as we can, and it is heartbreaking to have to say "NO" when the only doors that seem to be open to them are the city and county kill shelters.
On our page titled "How You Can Help" we have added a lot of information about volunteer opportunities with C4C. Additionally, listed below are several ways you can help us. We appreciate anything you might be able to do to help our kitties. Feel free to call us at 661-248-0299.
As you shop, please support us on AmazonSmile for charitable donations! Just go to AmazonSmile.com and select Cause 4 Cats to shop for your products. A small percentage of your purchase will help us. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/34-2018427
Does your employer have a Charitable Matching Employees Funds Program? Some people are making small weekly, monthly or even larger annual donations and doubling the benefit by taking advantage of their employer programs.
Please consider organizing a garage sale with your family, friends or neighbors for the full or partial benefit of Cause 4 Cats. We would be happy to help provide handouts.
Donate items for fundraising drawings at our adoption events. If you would be able to give a gift basket, a new item of value, or even a gift or gift certificate from a business, possibly your employer, we can show and sell tickets during our adoption events.
We often have special needs cats and kittens come into our care. Many require more patience and love than a cat that is easily adopted. Please spread the word to your friends, family and coworkers. Please help us find forever homes for these cats and so many others that are in need. Call Lolette at 661-248-0299.
Bonnie and Clyde, siblings each missing the lower half of a back leg from birth, have been together in a loving home since the end of March. We expect that they will need to undergo surgery to remove the partial leg to the hip. Cause 4 Cats has committed to share the cost of these surgeries with the family who adopted them. Both kittens have been sterilized, but they have not yet had surgery on their partial legs. The point of Bonnie's short leg has broken open a few times, so surgery is going to have to be performed soon.
We have another kitty that is 1-1/2 years old in the same situation, but she is still in foster care and C4C will have to carry the entire expense of her surgery. Ricki's back right leg ends about where the hock would be. Her left leg is also not normal, there is no paw. But the bottom of the leg curves to make a foot on which she can walk. Because of the pain she experiences when trying to use the right leg (notice the raw tip), she has gotten a little chubby from lack of exercise.
Our friend, volunteer and supporter Vicki Kunkel heard tapping on the window and went to investigate. She discovered an oriole fighting with itself in the window. Look closely and you'll see who else was watching.
Willie is always into something! He is a very loving cat who came to us in Fall 2014 with a undeveloped right eye. The vet closed the socket and a few months later determined Willie has a problem with his pancreas. He has to take an enzyme twice a day to help him digest his food. He's doing great and recently went to his forever home.
Over the past ten years, we have collectively rescued and found homes for thousands of cats in the mountain communities and greater Bakersfield area.
There is still much to be done and not enough people or funds to do it with. A community problem requires a resolution from the entire community! Please contact us if you can volunteer, or donate via PayPal or by mailing a check!
For further information please call:
Cause 4 Cats - 661-248-0299