June 13, 2024

Mews News:

Remi's Road to Recovery

Meet Remi, a handsome and floofy three-year-old kitty from the Stockton Animal Shelter. When Remi came to Nine Lives in early May, he had a bite wound on his front leg, an ulcer in his left eye, and was severely dehydrated and lethargic. On top of that, he had severe dental disease and tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

We wanted to treat Remi's dental disease but pre-surgery bloodwork revealed that he also had Feline Hemotropic Mycoplasma (FHM), a blood parasite spread by fleas and ticks. FHM causes the cat's immune system to attack its own blood cells, and because Remi is FIV positive, he was particularly vulnerable. Surgery would need to wait.

A month later, after a course of antibiotics and other treatments, Remi finally made his way to our clinic for full mouth extractions. Today, he's on the mend and gaining strength every day. Despite his many challenges, he remains incredibly sweet and gentle, spending his days enjoying tummy rubs and leisurely naps.

While Remi isn’t available for adoption just yet, your support can help us continue rescuing and treating cats like him. Please consider making a donation today.

Help Us Save Lives!

2023 Annual Report

We are excited to share our 2023 Annual Report, highlighting the incredible impact your support has made possible. Your generosity and commitment have made a profound, lifesaving difference for countless feline friends.

On behalf of the entire Nine Lives team, thank you for being an essential part of our family. We look forward to continuing this journey of compassion and care with you by our side. Let’s continue to save lives, together!

Join our Kitten Baby Shower or Online Kitty Party!

We still have a few spots available for our Kitten Baby Shower on June 22nd! Register today and join us in person from 2:30 to 5:00 pm for an afternoon filled with games, refreshments, and information about our lifesaving programs. Enjoy a silent auction and, of course, oodles of adorable kittens to cuddle. It's fun for the whole family! Check out the invitation and program for more details.

Can't join us in person? No worries! Our Online Kitty Party will be happening over the next week, bringing all the virtual kitten fun to you. Don't miss our "Kitten Cam" Facebook Live Event on Thursday, June 20th, from 11:00 to 11:30 am, featuring dozens of adorable kittens at play! And check out our online auction catalog and bid on your favorites — all in support of our goal to save 350 kittens this season.

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Luck of the Draw Winners

We're thrilled to announce the top 4 winners of our Luck of the Draw contest! These “lucky” winners had their kitty photos “voted up” through donations, earning them professional portraits created by talented artists.

And the winners are (from left to right)... MiMoMuff - artwork by Zinah Al Ebadi, submitted by Jennifer Xiao; Linguine - artwork by Lori Rutledge, submitted by Jennifer Flick; Chloe - artwork by Kathie Bennett, submitted by Stacy Serber; and Kato - artwork by Ashley Trail, submitted by Stacy Serber.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first-ever Luck of the Draw contest, which raised over $16,000 to help save kitty lives. Be sure to check out the gallery featuring all of the entries and artwork!

Liam's Corner

Our second annual Kitten Baby Shower is just around the corner, and I hope to see you there! This special event is where our generous donors can see their support in action. We will have many adorable kittens who have graduated from our life-saving programs, all eager for cuddles and forever homes. You can even adopt onsite! 

It’s also a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow advocates, our dedicated veterinary team, and our amazing volunteers. There will be bubbles, fun games, and endless kitten snuggles. Make sure to secure your tickets now before they sell out!

As we are in the midst of kitten season, our team is working tirelessly to save as many lives as possible. To put things in perspective, out of the 457 cats we have rescued this year, over 230 have been kittens — and there is still much more work to do.

I want to highlight the immense effort that goes into saving just one kitten by sharing Oliver's story.

Oliver, an orphaned kitten, came to us after being found on the streets of Hayward at barely two weeks old. His eyes were crusted shut, and he and his littermates were crying for their mum. Oliver was smaller and weaker than his littermates and required around-the-clock care, including feedings every 3-4 hours and daily fluids. 

After a week of intensive treatments, Oliver and his littermates went to stay with a wonderful foster family, Nevin and Taylor. They bottle-fed Oliver and showered him with all the love and affection he needed to fight for his life.

Nevin noticed that despite Oliver's small stature, his purr was the loudest, and his belly was the fullest by the end of his time in foster care. It was clear that Oliver was determined to live.

Eight weeks after he arrived at Nine Lives, Oliver was healthy enough to be adopted. He met his forever family two days later, and is now thriving in his new home in Redwood City.

Oliver’s story highlights the countless hours our staff and foster parents dedicate to saving each kitten. And there are hundreds more desperate little lives who will come through our doors this year. If you can make a lifesaving donation, please consider doing so TODAY!

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Let's save lives, together!

With gratitude,

Liam Montgomery

Executive Director, Nine Lives Foundation

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Locations & Hours

Cat Clinic

3137 Jefferson Avenue

Redwood City, CA

Monday - Friday

7:30 am to 6:00 pm

(650) 368-1365

Adoption Center

3106 Rolison Road

Redwood City, CA

Thursday & Friday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

No appointment necessary!

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Nine Lives Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with Tax ID 20-2150714.

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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