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Welcome to Shelter Life at the East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

We began as the Oakland SPCA in 1874. Today, the East Bay SPCA includes two animal shelters and three clinics in our community.

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Does a heart good!

Last week I got am email from a local animal control shelter. They had over 60 kittens too little to be adopted hoping to find foster homes so they could grow up! All the kids heading back to school it seems like fall is in the air, but no...kitties are still being born.

I chatted with the foster coordinator on Tuesday about this crazy thought I had on the weekend. Maybe if we put out the word early in the week we could take all these kittens in!


Well, the word went out by email to staff, volunteers, and on Craig's List. By Thursday it looked like the impossible might happen. Foster reported she had at least 20 fosters lined up. Half of these new volunteers who answered the call. Our volunteer coordinator put out the call for volunteers to help process the intake, feeding, bathing, vaccinating, and worming of this many.


And as the pictures above start to illustrate. WE DID IT!
Friday morning we took in 57 kittens and 2 nursing mom cats.
The volunteers and staff on deck made short work of getting everyone comfortable in their cages and ready for foster parents.

Went home last night grateful for the staff and volunteers who made my madcap dream from last weekend come true.

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