November 16, 2022
Mews News:
Celebrating Our Seniors
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! In honor of this special occasion, we’d like to introduce you to Lulu, a beautiful eight-year-old kitty with an adorably floofy tail and piercing green eyes.

Lulu came to us from the Stockton Animal Shelter in mid-April. When she arrived, she was incredibly fearful and suffering from a few ailments. She had ringworm, tapeworms, severe dental disease, and stomatitis — a chronic condition which causes painful inflammation in the mouth.

After we addressed the intestinal parasites and performed full-mouth dental extraction surgery to combat the stomatitis, Lulu made her way to our Adoption Center in the hopes of finding her forever home.
Unfortunately, Lulu had a difficult time adjusting to the shelter environment. She cowered in the back of her condo and did her best to avoid human contact. Over the next few months, thanks to some special attention from our cat care and enrichment volunteers, Lulu began to gain confidence. She started accepting light petting and chin scratches, and even approached volunteers offering treats.

Still, we felt that she would benefit from more one-on-one attention, so we reached out to our foster network to find Lulu a temporary home where she could open up in her own time. Luckily, we found the perfect person to make her feel safe, relaxed, and loved. Since transitioning to her foster home in early August, Lulu has blossomed beautifully. Her foster parent reports that she’s playful, purry, and loves to snuggle!

Although Lulu is currently staying in a foster home, she is available for adoption. She would do best in a quiet space with patient owners. If you are interested in meeting her, please contact us at to arrange a meet-and-greet.
The Calendars Are Here!
The Nine Lives Foundation 2023 Calendars have arrived! Pre-ordered calendars with shipping as the chosen delivery method were mailed last week and should arrive soon. If you selected pick up, you can do so at either of our locations — the Clinic (Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm) or the Adoption Center (Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm).
Additional calendars can be purchased online, by phone at (650) 368-1365, or in person at our clinic or adoption center for $15 plus tax. Want to save yourself a trip? You can have them mailed to you for a $5 shipping fee.

Our calendars make great holiday gifts for family and friends, and your purchase helps us rescue more at-risk cats and kittens!
Please contact us at with any calendar-related questions.
Giving Tuesday is Coming
Giving Tuesday is in less than two weeks! Coming up on November 29th, Giving Tuesday is a one-day global effort to do good by giving wherever and however you can.

We’ve renamed it Giving Mewsday because, after all, it’s all about the cats! We work hard to provide lifelines for at-risk cats and kittens and affordable, compassionate care for our feline friends and the people who love them. But we can't do it without your support!

On behalf of the cats in the Bay Area and beyond who rely on Nine Lives, we ask you to make a donation on (or before!) November 29th. Each and every dollar makes a difference!
Drop-In Vaccine Clinic
Is your kitty past-due for her rabies vaccine? Does she need a microchip or a nail trim? Come to our weekly vaccine clinic!

Our low-cost, drop-in vaccine clinic is held Wednesdays from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at our clinic, located at 3137 Jefferson Avenue in Redwood City. No appointment is necessary! For more information, visit our website.

Please note that there will be no vaccine clinic on Wednesday, November 23rd as it's the evening before Thanksgiving.
Join the Team!
Want to get more involved with Nine Lives? Join our amazing volunteer crew! In addition to always needing help with cat care and enrichment, we're looking to fill some specific roles:
Technology and Website Support: These volunteers update our website (in Wordpress) as needed, help out with technology projects, and/or fix things when they break.
Adoption Counselors & Processors: These rewarding roles allow you to spend time with the cats and kittens at our Adoption Center and help them find their forever homes. Adoption Counselors greet visitors to the Adoption Center and help potential adopters select the right cat(s) for their family. Adoption Processors work at the front desk to review and process adoption paperwork, answer client questions, and get the cats ready to head to their new homes.

If you have specific skills or can help in other ways, please let us know. In addition to the above, we can always use help with things like marketing, fundraising, social media, cat transportation, and much more! Submit a volunteer application on our website via this link.
Liam's Corner
I hope that everyone is easing into the cooler weather and keeping warm with a cat or two (or more!) by your side. While we at Nine Lives begin to reflect on our successes from this year, I would be remiss not to mention the people behind the magic.

We are incredibly proud of our continued rescue efforts, the hundreds of low-cost spay and neuter surgeries we perform every month, and the life-saving interventions we provide day-in and day-out to help at-risk cats. However, none of this would be possible without our passionate team of veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants! It is their efforts and dedication that allow us to keep fighting the good fight. 
Amelia, Arthi, and Dario caring for a few of our adorable rescue kitties.
Recently we celebrated National Veterinary Technician Week — observed annually in the third week of October — which gave us the opportunity to recognize their contributions to Nine Lives and our community. As a small token of our immense gratitude, we celebrated them with a series of gifts and goodies to brighten their special week.
We value our veterinary technicians and assistants every day of the year and thank them for all they do. Please join us in celebrating our invaluable team members!
Two weeks ago, we got a call from rescue organizations in the Central Valley that needed help addressing overpopulation at their local shelters.
Understandably, coordinating rescue efforts hundreds of miles away can be complicated for many reasons. Thank goodness for Pilots N Paws, whose volunteer pilots and plane owners are always willing to assist with animal transportation!
Like they've done many times before, Pilots N Paws transported these rescue kitties from Fresno to our local airport. They have been a godsend to our rescue efforts over the years, and I'm always excited to greet the cats on the runway and bring them into our care for a second chance at a happy, healthy life.

As we always say, animal rescue takes a village. Thank you so much to Pilots N Paws and all of our rescue partners — we adore you!
Of course, none of this would be possible without your help. To allow us to continue responding to these calls to action, please consider becoming a dedicated donor.

Liam Montgomery
Executive Director, Nine Lives Foundation
Ask Us Anything!
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Locations & Hours
Cat Clinic

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

(650) 368-1365
Adoption Center

Thursday - Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

No appointment necessary!
Nine Lives Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with Tax ID 20-2150714.
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.