History and Background

The three co-founders: Thi, Tram, Thoa

About Mini Cat Town

Mini Cat Town is a non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue founded by three sisters: Thi, Thoa, and Tram Bui. Mini Cat Town is located inside Eastridge Center in San Jose. We are registered as a rescue partner with the City of San Jose.

Since 2015, Mini Cat Town has rescued over 340 cats and kittens. What started out as three sisters feeding stray cats led to TNR (trap, neuter, release) followed by fostering, the formation of an independent rescue, and eventually a nonprofit rescue organization with over 150 volunteers, 20 fosters, and 6 dedicated board members.

From the Co-Founders:

” We have been rescuing all our lives, starting with kittens in our old neighborhood overrun by strays. As kids, we could only feed the strays and re-home the kittens.

” As high school students, we got behind the wheel to drive cats to and from the shelter. We became involved in TNR work and TNR’ed the entire colony in our neighborhood before graduation.

” As college students, we started independently fostering on a small scale. It wasn’t until a sudden boom in social media that we were able to scale up our fostering and take on more kittens in need.

” Through the generous donations and sponsorship of many people, we were able to officially establish Mini Cat Town in December 2015. Since then, we have been dedicated to rescuing the most at risk population in shelters, neonatal kittens (aged 0-6 weeks). Kittens this young are often ailed with many sicknesses and more often then we would like, they do not make it. We specialize in this age range so we can provide the most advantageous start for such fragile little lives. The journey is the most difficult for these little ones, but we are delighted to see them thrive and finally be adopted into their forever homes.

” We encourage everyone to join us in the fight against millions of suffering, unwanted kittens born to unspayed cats each year. Ask your local shelter about TNR programs, volunteer by socializing cats/dogs, or foster an animal. Can’t foster, TNR, or volunteer? Then donate to a great rescue that does! Looking to adopt? Rescue a kitten! We believe big changes start with small efforts. And our combined efforts today can change the world tomorrow. How can you advocate for a kitten today? “

Mini Cat Town is currently closed due to the shelter-in-place. We are still conducting contactless adoptions. Applicants can apply online at https://minicattown.org/available-kittens/

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