MISSION STATEMENT

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 when available) 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.

Please Help Us Sterilize 30 Kittens

We have a just concluded a campaign on Love Animals to raise funds for sterilizing kittens in our foster care program.  Adoption fees normally cover the cost to s/n an adopted kitten, but these are getting to the age where they must be fixed and they haven't been adopted yet.  We asked for help us pay the vet to do this as soon as possible.  Thanks to all who were able to contribute, we are pleased to announce we exceeded our goal!  We do have more kittens to sterilize, however.  Despite our having so many already, our fosters have opened their hearts to several small kittens that, because of being underage, would have faced certain death at Animal Control.  If you would like to further assist us, please use the  the PayPal link in the left sidebar or mail a check.  Thanks for your help!

 

URGENT NOTICE:  While our rescue and adoption work continues, our shelter in Lebec has closed since we no longer have a Commercial Animal Facilities permit.  Time has run out. KCAC has many of the cats. See photos on links below:

Our Cats at KCAS Need Homes

Cats Need Home or Foster

More foster homes are needed to help homeless cats.   If you can foster one or two adult cats or a litter of kittens,  please contact us, and please spread the word. 

Urgent Help Needed!

WE NO LONGER DO ADOPTIONS AT PETCO ON GOSFORD.  Petco terminated our adoption partnership without notice. WE ARE CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR ANOTHER LONG-TERM LOCATION.

 

ADOPTIONS FRIDAY NOON TO 5PM 

AT TRACTOR SUPPLY 2749 CALLOWAY DR AT ROSEDALE HWY

NO ADOPTIONS ON FRIDAY 8/28 DUE TO TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPS

 

COOL SAVINGS FOR FRIDAYS CONTINUES THRU SEPTEMBER
During the month of August & September, all adoption fees for the kittens are reduced by 50%. Regular $60 kitten is only $30. Siamese or all white Reg $85 just $45.00 All adults are 75% off, Reg $40 just $10. Reduced price includes all the benefits: Sterilization, 2 vaccinations, deworming, defleaing, earmite treatment, nail trims. Special Prices good only on Fridays

 

ADOPTIONS ALSO ARE BEING DONE BY APPOINTMENT

CALL 661-755-4848661-755-4848

 

This location has limited space, is outdoors and offers Fridays only.  For the kittens sake, we really need indoor space due to the heat.  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 info@cause4cats.org.

 

ADOPTION DONATIONS provide funds primarily for s/n and  vaccinations.  Other donations provide veterinary care.  Since we have done only 16 adoptions in the past 7 weeks, 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.

Thank you!

 

Note: Because we have a large number of kitttens, we are offering special prices for the month of August.  We are hoping that will stimulate placements.

Can You Bottle Feed A Tiny Kitten?

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.

Growing Kittens Need Food!

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.

 

Foster Homes for Kittens & Cats

 

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".

 

 

HELP WANTED:  VOLUNTEERS!

 

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.

Fundraising ideas & projects

 

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.

Can you help our "special needs" kittens and cats find homes?

 

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.

Funds for Leg Surgeries Needed

Bonnie and Clyde, siblings each missing the lower half  of a back leg from birth, are now together in a loving home. However, soon 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.  

 

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.

UPDATE:

Ricki has had her surgery and is doing much better.

Cats = Hours of Entertainment

Absolute cuteness! :)

Posted by Meetville on Thursday, March 26, 2015

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. 

What are we doing for our community?

  • We provide sheltering for lost, abandoned and unwanted cats in foster homes as space permits.
  • We provide low-cost spay and neuter referrals to local residents
  • We provide assistance with lost and found pets
  • We provide assistance with adopting pets into kind, loving homes
  • We inform & help pet owners understand healthy choices for cats / kittens

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!

How can YOU help right NOW?

  • Help us find homes for these cats and kittens!
  • Sponsor a homeless cat with a monthly donation
  • Donate funds to the spay/neuter fund to help curb animal overpopulation
  • Become a foster caregiver - give an animal a chance at adoption
  • Donate funds to the emergency veterinary care fund
  • VOLUNTEER! We need help during our weekend adoption events.  

For further information please call:
Cause 4 Cats - 661-248-0299

Cause 4 Cats

Where to Find Us:

CAUSE 4 CATS, Inc.
Lolette & Russ Robrahn
667 Canyon Drive
P.O. Box 0488
Lebec, CA 93243


Phone: 661-248-0299
Email: info@cause4cats.org

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