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How Jill Erbland gave back by helping kitty cats find good homes

Jill Erbland with Jupiter, a recent Oakland Cat Town resident who was adopted with his sibling.

“My highlight for 2023 was volunteering at Cat Town in Oakland!” says Jill Erbland, administrative operations manager, UC National Laboratories. “Cat Town focuses on getting ‘at-risk and unadoptable’ cats out of Oakland Animal Services and into loving homes — and it’s also a cat café.”

Jill, has volunteered at Cat Town since 2014. In 2023, she volunteered 200 hours!

“I volunteer as a host at the adoption center, welcoming visitors and helping them meet and engage with the cats on site. I also support the volunteer manager in onboarding and training new volunteers,” says Jill.

“If you’re looking for something fun to do on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday — or if you’re interested in adopting a new feline friend — come visit Cat Town!”