ICRA is an all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the suffering of the abandoned cat population of Alameda and Oakland, California, through widespread spay and neuter of owned and unowned community cats, and to educate people to their plight.
We provide foster homes for our rescues until we can place them into loving homes through our adoption program. We do not have a shelter.
On a limited basis, we humanely trap feral cats in order to spay/neuter them before releasing them back to their colonies. On a larger scale, we provide information and education to the public to empower them to do trap, neuter, release in their neighborhoods and to socialize and to place as many cats as possible into permanent homes.
Adopting a friend
To adopt a cat or kitten from ICRA, we will first ask you to interview and fill out an adoption application with one of our adoption coordinators. You can do this at our adoption site at Petco, South Shore Center in Alameda Saturdays from 11 AM to 4 PM or by calling us at 510-869-2584 or by emailing us. Once the initial screening process is completed, we will do a home visit and finalize the adoption by bringing the cat(s) or kitten(s) to your home.
Prior to adoption, all of ICRA's cats and kittens are tested for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), given an FVRCP vaccination, dewormed for roundworms, given Advantage for fleas, and spayed or neutered.
Come Visit Us!
You can view our adoptable cats in their foster homes by calling us at 1-510-869-2584. You can also visit with our adoptable cats at our weekly mobile adoption site at Petco, South Shore Center in Alameda every Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM.
From 880 north exit at High Street. Turn left onto High Street and continue on High Street over the High Street bridge into Alameda. Stay on High Street until it deadends at Otis. Turn right on Otis. Take Otis to Park Street. Turn left at Park Street. You will see the shopping mall to your right. Turn at the second driveway into the shopping mall and you will see Petco to your right.
From 880 south exit at Park Street/23rd Avenue. Continue on the service drive for several blocks until it comes to 23rd Avenue. Go right over the Park Street bridge into Alameda. Stay on Park Street through downtown Alameda and past Otis Drive. You will see the shopping center to your right once you pass Otis Drive. Turn right into the second shopping center driveway. You will see Petco to your right.