December 21, 2023

Mews News:

Timmy's Gift

Meet Timmy, the One-Eyed Bandit! This charismatic and utterly adorable six-month-old tabby stole our hearts when he arrived from the Merced SPCA in early November. We call him the One-Eyed Bandit because, yes, he'll steal your heart too! But rest assured, it's in safe and purr-fectly loving paws.

Timmy will steal your heart!

Timmy had a corneal ulcer, a painful eye condition often caused by trauma. Because it wasn't healing properly, our fabulous Dr. Desai performed enucleation (eye removal) surgery at our clinic. Now, a month later, he's on the mend and ready to unwrap the greatest gift of all — a forever home for the holidays.

Brothers Timmy and Murphy 💙

Timmy and his brother Murphy are the best of friends and would love to be adopted together. Ready to make your family complete? Come by and meet them at our Adoption Center today!

Home for the Holidays

Find your purrfect holiday companion at our Home for the Holidays Adoption Event! Join us during our special holiday hours on December 20th to 23rd and December 26th through 31st from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at our Adoption Center.

To add to the festive joy, we're offering discounted adoption fees of only $50 until the end of the year! Check out our adorable kitties at ninelivesfoundation.org/adoptions and make their wishes come true by giving them a home for the holidays.

'Tis the Giving Season

'Tis the season... for giving. Research, and our own experience, shows that the act of giving brings more joy than receiving. And there's no better time than the next two weeks to contribute towards saving homeless and at-risk cats and kittens.


Your donation not only supports a worthy cause but also offers potential tax benefits. So, make a difference in the lives of our feline friends and experience the joy of giving, all while enjoying the feel-good tax implications too.

To cap off this incredible year, we’ll have a special matching gift opportunity starting next week. Thanks to our board and generous MatchMaker donors, every gift you make — up to $25,000 — will be matched. That means your contribution can save twice as many cats and kittens! Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox for our upcoming emails as we close out 2023 with a bang.

In addition, we're excited to share that Nine Lives now accepts stock donations. Thanks to our partnership with DonateStock, you can securely donate stocks from your brokerage account directly to our organization.

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This seamless process allows you to avoid taxes on the gain while deducting the full value of your contribution. It's a win-win! To donate stock, visit donatestock.com/nine-lives-foundation. Thank you for supporting Nine Lives.

Disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only. We do not provide tax advice. Please consult with a tax professional.

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Looking for the purrfect last-minute gift? The Nine Lives 2024 calendars are the ideal holiday present for all the cat-lovers in your life. And at just $20 each, you can give several! Not only do they make cherished gifts, but with each purchase, you're also saving the lives of homeless and at-risk cats and kittens.

Order online from the link below, or come by the Clinic or Adoption Center (check our website for holiday hours). If you pre-ordered a calendar, it is available for pick-up at either location.


We hope our kitty keepsake calendar brings you joy and inspiration throughout the upcoming year.

Order Your Calendars Online

Liam's Corner

Last week, our team gathered for our very first staff holiday party, a festive occasion where we reminisced about the past year and celebrated each other's hard work and accomplishments.


Looking back on the past twelve months, I'm overwhelmed with gratitude. From the highs to the lows, and all the unexpected twists in between, your dedication and passion have made Nine Lives a trusted, compassionate haven for vulnerable cats and kittens in the Bay Area and beyond. Here are a few highlights that showcase the impact we've made together:

Kitten Season Triumphs

Despite its challenges, this year's kitten season was an incredible success and resulted in a remarkable 40% increase in kitten intake compared to 2022. We welcomed nearly 400 adorable furballs into our care, all thanks to your generous donations and the tireless work of our dedicated staff.

Adoptions and the Road to 700

Our adoption efforts soared, with 662 adoptions as of December 19th, marking a 10% increase compared to last year.


With our "Home For the Holidays" adoption event happening right now, we're hopeful we'll reach the magical milestone of 700 adoptions. Please help us spread the word and find loving homes for our beloved rescue kitties!

Chanterelle was adopted on Sunday ❤️

4,000th Spay/Neuter Surgery

On Tuesday we proudly celebrated our 4,000th spay/neuter surgery of 2023! Our lucky patient was a beautiful 5-month-old calico kitty (pictured below), who is now on the path to a healthier, happier life. Thank you to our amazing team, supporters, and everyone who contributed to this incredible milestone.

TNR and Rescue Partners

Our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program achieved significant growth, offering 1,742 spay/neuter appointments to community cats in 2023 — a 100% increase from the previous year.

As we celebrate these accomplishments, it's crucial to remember the importance of spaying and neutering. While we're proud of our progress, there's more work ahead. We urge everyone to prioritize spaying and neutering their cats before the next kitten season arrives. You can book appointments conveniently on our website here.


With the year coming to a close, it's the perfect time for year-end giving. Your support will help us save even more lives in 2024. As mentioned previously, your year-end donations will be matched — up to $25,000 — effectively doubling the impact of your contribution.


I'm truly proud of our wonderful and ever-evolving organization, and grateful for each and every one of you. It's your unwavering dedication that made these achievements possible. Thank you for believing in us and supporting our mission.


Cheers to you, and here's to the incredible impact we'll continue making together!

Warmest wishes,

Liam Montgomery

Executive Director, Nine Lives Foundation

Ask Us Anything!

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Locations & Hours

Cat Clinic

3137 Jefferson Avenue

Redwood City, CA


Monday - Friday

Check our website for holiday hours.


(650) 368-1365

Adoption Center

3106 Rolison Road

Redwood City, CA


Check our website for extended adoption event hours over the holidays.


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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