March 31, 2022
Mews News:
Kitten Season is Here
Spring has begun, and that means it's kitten time. Although Bay Area cats can breed year-round, "kitten season" is the time of year when un-spayed female cats have most of their litters and animal shelters are flooded with orphaned kittens. And that time is now!

To help us care for this influx of kittens, we are looking for potential foster families willing to provide temporary care and comfort to young orphaned kittens or stray moms and their litters. We specifically need experienced fosters who are comfortable with medical cases!

Do you have a little extra space in your home, a bit of free time, and some love to share? If so, fill out a foster application today!
Take Me Home Tonight!
Duck was very fearful when he came to us from Los Banos Animal Shelter in early February. He cowered in the back of his cage, hissed and flinched when approached, and did everything he could to avoid human contact. 

In addition to being undersocialized, he was in poor physical health. He was dehydrated and covered in fleas, was congested and sneezing blood due to a persistent Upper Respiratory Infection (URI), and had severe dental disease. 

Over the next several weeks, our veterinary team gave Duck the expert care he deserved. He was neutered and vaccinated, given medication, fluids, and other supportive care to treat his URI, received dental extractions to treat his dental disease, and was also put on a behavioral plan to help him learn to trust humans and acclimate to his new surroundings.

Now, two months later, Duck has made incredible progress, and it turns out he’s a very sweet boy who loves attention! He still takes a minute or two to warm up, but once he does, he purrs like crazy, gives headbutts, makes biscuits, requests tummy rubs, and loves to show off his elevator butt.
Duck is finally ready to find a loving forever home where he can continue to blossom. Could he be your perfect companion? Come by our Adoption Center and meet him today! We're open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 pm.

And if you'd like to support our rescue efforts so we can help more cats like Duck, please consider making a donation via PayPal or Kindful
Liam's Corner
I wanted to send a giant THANK YOU to all of our amazing donors. We surpassed our goal to get a new x-ray machine!

Your donations are the life-force behind Nine Lives Foundation and will leave a legacy for years to come. Thanks to you, we can diagnose the sickest of kitties and nurse them back to health so they may find loving forever homes.

In the last few weeks alone, the new x-ray machine has allowed us to diagnose Azula’s soft tissue injury, rule out lymphoma in super seniors Buster and Posey, perform dental exams and extractions on multiple kitties, and locate pellets lodged in Winston's skin following a nasty BB gun attack.
Winston is on the road to recovery!
I’ve enjoyed speaking with several of our donors over the past month and hearing the touching stories that connect them to Nine Lives. From Debbie's much-loved companions (the Sweeney cats), to Deirdre's adopted baby Lily (the neighborhood charmer who walks kids to school!) and so many more — these are the stories that weave together the fabric of Nine Lives Foundation.

We are incredibly grateful to have supporters that are so committed to giving all Nine Lives cats and kittens a much-deserved second chance at life. Let's continue to save lives — together.

Liam Montgomery
Executive Director, Nine Lives Foundation
Best Friends Forever
Nine Lives is now a Best Friends Network Partner! The Best Friends Network is a coalition of thousands of shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations, and other animal welfare groups that are united in the goal to save more lives.

As a Best Friends Network Partner, Nine Lives will have access to many benefits including grant opportunities, educational resources, and exclusive fundraising and adoption opportunities. 

We share Best Friends' belief that collaboration with local animal shelters and rescue organizations is key to saving pets in America's shelters. Together, we can Save Them All.
Ask Us Anything!
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Locations & Hours
Cat Clinic

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

(650) 368-1365
Smurf & Wanda Adoption Center

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

No appointment necessary!
Nine Lives Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
We don't receive funding from any city, state, or government agencies.