Hungry Kitty

Hungry Kitty, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded to help feed Oakland’s stray and abandoned cats, promoting spay and neuter.

Hungry Kitty, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded to help feed Oakland’s stray and  abandoned  cats and reduce future generations of unwanted  cats through spay and neuter. We feed three hundred abandoned, stray, and feral cats every day, rain or shine. Hungry Kitty volunteers also help feral cats in Oakland neighborhoods by spaying/neutering and vaccinating them to help prevent future litters of stray kittens.

Donating to Hungry Kitty helps

Feed hundreds of tame, stray and feral cats every day:  Many of the feeders we would like to support are low-income cat caregivers, seniors and residents who are trying to provide help for the cats in their neighborhood. One of Hungry Kitty’s goals is to be able to provide nutritional cat food to individuals who participate in our Neighborhood Cat network. We need help from the public via donations to be able to accomplish this goal. With the growing numbers of abandoned cats, we feed hundreds of cats each day, we are always desperately in need of cat food, or donations to buy food, no donation is too small. We also can pick up cat food (dry or canned) that your cat may no longer like. Our cats are hungry and will appreciate and eat every bite!   

Foster and adoption of socialized cats: An increasing number of pet cats are being abandoned as families lose their homes as the result of foreclosure or job loss. These cats are unable to fend for themselves, having learned to rely on humans for their care. We find these tame cats in feral colonies, and hope to feed and re-home them.   

Spay/Neuter efforts: We work with other organizations, such as Fix Our Ferals, to increase the number of spayed/neutered cats in Oakland neighborhoods. Our efforts are focused especially in low-income neighborhoods, where there are large numbers of stray and feral cats.   

Educate the community: Hungry Kitty provides education to the public, including children, about the importance of being compassionate to stray cats and kittens. We hope to build awareness of the frightened struggle that street cats go through, and how by helping neighborhoods get their cats, spayed and neutered, stray cats won’t be seen as pests. We also share our knowledge of 30 year experience with helping cats with citizens who would like to care for their neighborhood cats, and help fight over-population with spay/neuter.   

Please donate to help Hungry Kitty help homeless cats in Oakland.  If you would like to help our all-volunteer feeding, trap/neuter/release, or outreach efforts, please email