Cause 4 Cats is dedicated to improving the quality of life for CATS: pet, stray, and feral by promoting TNR (trap-neuter-return), rescue, shelter through foster homes and adoption.
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.
ADOPTIONS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AT PETCO ON GOSFORD. THIS MAY BE PERMANENT. Petco has terminated our adoption partnership without notice. Please see our Facebook page to find out what you can do to help. WE ARE CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR ANOTHER LONG-TERM LOCATION.
FRI & SAT JUNE 26 & 27
WE WILL HOLD OUR ADOPTION EVENT AT
1200 BAKER STREET, BAKERSFIELD
Friday 1pm-6pm Saturday 10am-6pm
Adoptions will not be held July 3 & 4
Bethany Ministries has a fundraising dinner on Fridays in their parking lot 11 am to 6 pm. Why not visit our kitties and then enjoy a great meal?
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. Several were brought to Petco this weekend and the best we could 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.
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.
This baby came to us as a lone 2 week old kitten found in a box outside Walmart. About 3 weeks later, she is transitioning to solid food and has a ravenous appetite. We have more just like her. Please help by providing donations to feed these little ones.
Kitten season is now in full swing! Foster homes are needed for the anticipated onslaught over the next few months! We have no place to put all the little feline families we will be asked to help. We have stretched our fosters as far as we can, and it is heartbreaking to have to say "NO".
We also have some adult cats that were "only" cats before coming to us are not happy at our facility. Especially in need of OUT are three declawed females who are intimidated by the other cats. Would you consider fostering (or adopting) one of them? They are in good health. Whitney has been adopted. Lucy is a buff tabby about 2 years old. Bella, a medium hair white and black harlequin, is about 6 years old. (See photos below; stories are on our Adoption pages.)
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 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 at Petco on weekends during our adoption events.
We have several special needs kitties featured on our Adoption page. 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.
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 last fall 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 is a delight to have around.
We have collectively rescued and adopted thousands of cats in the mountain communities and greater Bakersfield area. Our shelter is closing, so foster homes are needed to temporarily house homeless cats until they can be rehomed.
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