It's easy to help the shelter by shopping for supplies that we use every day! Nine Lives does not receive funding from any city, state or government agencies so we must rely on private donations.  Your gifts of cleaning supplies, food, blankets and kitten formula just to name a few, enable us to use more of our limited resources to provide medical care, spay/neuter services and vaccinations for our cats and kittens. 


We have an extensive list of supplies on our Amazon Wishlist that is updated regularly as our needs change.

When shopping online, you can have the items shipped to the Nine Lives Clinic, or drop them off yourself.  The shipping address is:

3137 Jefferson Ave

Redwood City, CA 94062

Please do not ship items to the Adoption Center, as there is not always staff there to receive them.

Our Most Needed Supplies:

  • We always need Gerber baby food - Turkey, Chicken or Ham.

    • This is a staple item not only for young transitional kittens but also for sick cats and kittens in need of daily medication. During kitten season (March through October) we use an average of 120 jars per week! The Gerber brand is preferred as it does not contain any onions or garlic which can be toxic to cats.

  • We are always in need of cat & kitten canned food as well as kitten dry food. Our shelter is currently on the Science Diet shelter dry food feeding program so we are unable to accept other dry adult cat foods.  We do however have increasing demand for kitten dry food for our foster kits

    • Fancy Feast Grilled & Classic canned food

    • Friskies canned food: turkey & ocean whitefish

    • Purina ONE Smart Blends Healthy Kitten dry

    • Royal Canin Mother and Baby Cat dry and canned

  • Metal & Ceramic Cat Bowls for food and water

  • Linens and Towels

    • We accept old or new towels, flat sheets, and fleece blankets. We are unable to accept heavy blankets and comforters as they are difficult to wash and dry properly.  If you belong to a gym or YMCA inquire about donations of old white towels...they would probably love to find them a new home!

  • Paper towels and Chlorox Wipes are also desperately needed everyday to help us keep our shelter clean and germ-free!

Shelter Supplies

  • Paper Towels-Brawny, Kirkland or Bounty

  • Bleach

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Chlorox Disinfecting Wipes

  • Laundry Detergent (liquid) he & regular

  • Dawn Dishwashing Detergent

  • Black 26 gallon drawstring garbage bags

  • White 13 gallon drawstring garbage bags

  • Toilet paper

  • Bandaids & Neosporin Ointment

  • Fancy Feast Canned Food

  • Friskies Canned Cat Food

  • Pine Pellet Cat Litter

  • Fleece Blankets

  • 1/4lb paper food trays

Medical & Surgical Supplies

Most of these items available on Amazon Wishlist

  • Sensi-Touch Size 6.5 Sterile Surgical Gloves

  • VetBond Surgical Glue

  • Isopropyl Alcohol

  • Eye Wash

  • Distilled Water

  • Size 15 Stainless Steel Surgical Blades

  • Sterilization Pouches for autoclave

  • Earth Bath Cat Shampoo

  • #50 stainless steel clipper blades

  • 2 speed Andis  or Oster Electric Clippers

  • Portable Pet Clippers : 2 speed

  • 3 X 3 gauze squares

  • Latex Exam Gloves (S-M-L)

  • Digital Baby Scales up to 40 lbs

Office Supplies

  • 20 lb White Copy Paper

  • Black Medium Point Pens

  • Clip Boards - Large

  • Caribiners - small

  • Post-It Notes

  • Scotch tape

  • Clear Plastic Sheet Protectors

  • Zip ties

  • Erasable Markers for white boards

  • Black Sharpie Markers

  • Highlighters

  • File Folders

Kitten Foster Supplies

  • Gerber Turkey Baby Food

  • Fox Valley Day One Kitten Formula : www.foxvalleynutrition.com

  • Miracle Nipples : www.squirrelsandmore.com

  • Purina ONE Smart Blends Kitten Dry Food

  • Quiet Time Small Sheepskin Pet Bed 24"

  • Medium & Large Dog Training Black Metal Crates

  • Petco Fleece Cat Blankets : www.petco.com

  • Ferret Hammocks

  • Fleece blankets

  • Heating Pads

  • Snuggle Safe Heat Disks

  • Royal Canin Mother and Baby Cat Kibble

  • Baby Vicks Chest Rub

  • Small Litter Boxes

  • Digital Food Scales

  • Digital Thermometers

Large Shelter Items

& Medical Equipment

  • Commercial Washing Machine

  • Cardell Pulse Oximeter & EKG Monitor for Surgical Suite

  • Portable Oxygen Cage & Nebulizer

  • Surgical Lights

  • Adjustable Surgery Table

  • Portable IV Pumps

  • Fluid Warming Pump


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