Homeless Cats and Kittens Get Help

Give the gift of life as you do your holiday shopping. Community Concern for Cats is hosting a “Giving Tree” now through December 24 at its upscale thrift store, Rescued Treasures, 1270 Newell Ave., in Walnut Creek. All proceeds go toward life-saving procedures for homeless cats and kittens in local neighborhoods including Alamo, San Ramon and Danville.

Your donation will provide vaccinations, micro chipping, healing antibiotics, flea protection, leukemia/FIV tests, veterinary office visits, spaying, neutering, surgeries, emergency medical procedures, and hopefully even holiday treats. Their goal is to raise $3,000.

“This is the first time in our 29 years that we have had a “Giving Tree” and we hope that everyone will enjoy coming into Rescued Treasures to purchase one of our special “Kitty” ornaments that we will then display on our front window,” says President Gemma Osendorf.

“At this time of year Rescued Treasures looks like a boutique, filled with collectibles — Steinbach Nutcrackers, holiday décor, designer clothes, jewelry and lots of one-of-a-kind vintage items,” continues Gemma.

“Make your shopping budget do double duty this year: Give the gift of life to our homeless, kittens as you purchase wonderful gifts for yourself and friends from Rescued Treasures — all at the same time,” says Candace Olsen, past president.

Community Concern for Cats is the oldest cat rescue organization in Contra Costa County. So far this year, CC4C has spayed or neutered 2,005 cats and found homes for 600 cats and kittens.

They have three Saturday and Sunday afternoon adoptions sites: Pet Food Express, Lafayette and Pleasant Hill, and Petco Walnut Creek. Lafayette hours are 12:00pm-3:00pm on Saturdays, and 1:00-4:00 on Sundays while the others are 1:00pm-4:00pm Saturdays and Sundays.

For resources on low-cost spay and neuter, cat care, and behavior tips see their website: communityconcernforcats.org


Caption: Ann Marie selects an ornament to place on Community Concern For Cats first-ever Giving Tree at Rescued Treasures Thrift Shop in Walnut Creek. The proceeds go to provide needed medical care for abandoned and homeless neighborhood cats and kittens.

Caption:   Dougie hopes that his homeless street-cat friends will get the help they need through the funds raised by Community Concern For Cats “Giving Tree” now through December 24 at Rescued Treasures Thrift Shop at 1270 Newell Ave., Walnut Creek.