Cat Coalition finds new digs

Organization moves into warehouse after months of uncertainty

The Chico Cat Coalition, a volunteer-based organization that rescues feral cats from Bidwell Park, has found a new home after months of uncertainty.

In late November the owner of the coalition’s current headquarters—a private barn in west Chico—gave notice the group would have to vacate the premises by mid-February, forcing the coalition to find a new home in a hurry. The new location is a warehouse in a commercial area where the majority of the cats will be housed in one large, two-story room with a second, smaller room devoted to sick cats. The new location is being kept secret so homeless cats are not abandoned there.

The coalition, which has rescued more than 950 cats since its inception 13 years ago, is still appealing to the community for help improving the new warehouse through donations of labor and materials.