On November 4, 2017 I am going to run 100 miles for Cat Town, a non-profit organization that is saving the lives of local cats and changing the way the world looks at strays.
I have had cats around me my entire life: Twinkle, Creep, Misha, Beaver, Tuck, Cooper, Cisco, Thomas, Jackson, Motley, Rabbit, Loki, Frodo, Nate…just to name a few.
Many of these were rescue cats adopted directly from local animal shelters. All of these cats were amazing pets, quirky in their own way, sometimes frustrating, but always well-adjusted.
Nope. Animal shelters only adopt pets that have shown they can safely interact with people. If an animal exhibits characteristics that make it unlikely to be adopted that animal is euthanized. If a cat lingers too long at most animal shelters, it is euthanized.
However, Cat Town is perfecting an innovative program that is redefining what is possible for at-risk cats who need a second chance.
Through a unique partnership with Oakland Animal Services, Cat Town has helped reduce the euthanasia rate for cats at the Oakland shelter from 42% in 2011 to 14% today.
Go ahead and read that sentance again.
Euthanasia rates dropped from 42% to 14!
And that’s not all. Cat Town is working with other rescue programs to share the knowledge and insight they have gained working with at-risk cats so that animals everywhere can benefit from this second chance program.
That’s why I’m running the Rio Del Lago 100 Mile Endurance Run to benefit Cat Town.
And I really need your help!
Please take a moment and consider helping anyway you can:
- Visit my fundraising website, any size donation is appreciated!
- Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (@rundemtrails)
- Like and share my posts about this campaign, help me spread the word
- Tell your friends, family, co-workers…anyone with a spot in their heart for cats
- Come out to Folsom, CA and cheer me on as I run 100 miles, sign up to be a part of my crew, or take the ultimate plunge and run some of those miles with me!
We can make a difference in the lives of at-risk cats.
I’ll run the miles, you cheer me on, and together we’ll get to the finish line!