2020 was quite a year for us all! Although we had to modify our clinical and adoption procedures to ensure everyone's health and safety, Nine Lives Foundation remained committed, as always, to helping cats and kittens in the Bay Area. We provided over 2,100 spay/neuter surgeries to reduce the number of unwanted kittens born to stray and feral cats in the community, and also found furever homes for over 1,300 cats and kittens! Thanks to our dedicated team and generous supporters, we will continue to provide life-saving care to cats and kittens in need.
2020 also saw the retirement of our Founder and Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Monica Rudiger. Over the past sixteen years, Dr. Rudiger led us in saving more than 20,000 lives and providing spay/neuter services for nearly 100,000 cats and kittens. We wish her a wonderful retirement and will miss her leadership immensely.