Currently Available for Adoption
Meet Theodore, our newest foster addition to KNNAS. Theo is a water buffalo calf whose mother died from uterine prolapse after giving birth. He came to the Sanctuary just a few days after birth after spending a couple days at UC Davis recovering from severe dehydration and an accidental tail amputation likely caused by an adult buffalo stepping on him. Theo was being bottlefed 4x a day at the Sanctuary.. He has since been taken to another foster home in Sacramento where he has more space to run and play with the company of other cows while his forever home is being searched for.
Logan and Jasper
We got a request to provide emergency foster to 2 baby Nigerian dwarf goats. We were told there is a despicable farmer with a community garden and goats in West Oakland. They have been able to rescue one adult male, and two females. The two baby male goats needed urgent placement. The farmer has been raising them to sell for meat.
They are only about 4 months old and very scared. They still have their horns which is a positive thing for them. We will work with them to get them healthy and socialized. Once they are castrated and have no other medical needs they will go to their forever home.
Meet Colonel Joe, a very recent addition to the Sanctuary. Colonel Joe is a special warrior with bumble foot and arthritis. We found him when he hobbled over to our Founder, Kim, when she was at a Haybarn in Tracy. He is 6-7 years old and a total sweetie at heart who loves to be held. Since finding Colonel Joe, he has had his bumble removed by a doctor at VEG and now has custom booties made to help the healing process for his wounds. He is currently on antibiotics and pain medication. We are happy to have found him and taken him in.
Ellie, Jessie, James, Andi, Brandy, and Randy
These six kittens are all about 11 weeks old (born on June 7). They were found in a trap when their mom, Kennedy, was found at a shopping mall in Baypoint and trapped to be spayed. However, the morning of her appointment all the kittens were found in the trap. A neighboring nonprofit contacted the Sanctuary and asked if we would be able to take them in so they could keep connected with their mom during their early stages until adoption. All 6 kittens are going to be up for adoption once they are spayed and neutered. Their mom, Kennedy, will remain at the Sanctuary as a resident for now.
Aponi is all black and so soft. She raised 3 kittens and continues to be an adoring mom. She loves spending time with other cats and is good around little dogs. She is closely bonded with her son, Teddy, so if you adopt Aponi we would like both her and Teddy adopted together. Aponi has been spayed, is up to date on all her vaccinations, and is microchipped. She is currently available for adoption!
Baby G is a young Maine Coon cat who was born to a feral colony in Orinda. Baby G was noted to have an upper respiratory infection and was infested with fleas, weighing only 25 oz at intake. He was bathed, started on antibiotics, and bottle-fed around the clock. Baby G is open to being handled by people he knows but loves to remain independent or cuddling with another cat. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. He is available for adoption and would work great in a home with Teddy or another cat already in the home.
Thomas was abandoned as a kitten with his mother, and 2 siblings. When he was found, Thomas couldn’t move his back legs. He was evaluated by UC Davis Neurology and they stated that he has no voluntary movements in his hind limbs and no sensation. We drain his bladder 3 times a day. Thomas is neutered and up to date on all vaccinations. He is up for adoption to the right home that can provide him with the care and love he deserves.
Cami is a female grey tabby cat. was trapped in September of 2021 with the plan for her to be a TNR (Trap/Neuter/Release) but the trapper was unable to find an appointment for her. We were asked to take her in and try and socialize her until a Spay/Neuter appointment became available. Due to the pandemic shutting so many vet clinics down we ended up keeping Cami longer than we had hoped. By the time we were able to get an appointment for her, months later, we felt it was too dangerous to release her back to a colony that might not remember her and in the middle of winter. Cami was spayed and has since been adopted alongside Harper and Stella to be a working cat at a local Danville property.
Vixen is a female calico cat. She prefers to spend her time with cats and loves being up at night. She is spayed and up to date on all vaccinations. She is ready for adoption and would make a great barn cat alongside Harper and Milo.
Harper is a grey and white female tabby cat. She likes to play with toys with people and spend time with other cats while remaining independent. She was spayed and made up to date on all vaccinations. She was recently adopted alongside Cami and Stella to be a working cat at a local Danville property.
Milo is a shy, male black cat who is curious and prefers to come out at night. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations. Milo is ready for adoption and would make a great barn cat alongside Harper and Vixen.
Stella is a shy tortoiseshell cat but loves human attention. She will rub up against people she is familiar with but doesn't like to be touched yet. We are working with her daily but she would be a great barn cat. She is spayed and has recently been adopted alongside Cami and Harper to be a working cat at a local Danville property.
Forbes is a female, domestic short-hair black cat. She is very shy but likes to play on cat towers and would make a great barn cat. She is spayed and up to date on vaccinations.
Adoption Fee Required:
$125 for one cat, $175 for two
Current Fosters - Not Yet Available for Adoption
Check back later to meet our next farm animal fosters!
Past Fosters / Already Adopted
Charlie, Chloe and Boots
Charlie (previously Buttercup), Chloe (previously Bear), and Boots were all rescued from a wood pile (about to be taken to the dumps) near a local pool in Walnut Creek.
They love being social and playing with their siblings. After being spayed/neutered, all three were adopted into the community. Charlie was adopted into one home and Chloe and Boots were adopted to another loving home!
Nimbus was born to a lamb that was in weed abatement out at Sea Ranch in Sonoma County. After being rejected by his mom and left to die, some people who saw Nimbus ended up taking him to a local vet who gave him a bottle of colostrum for nutrients and lamb starter powder to feed him via bottle. Goatlandia Sanctuary In Sonoma agreed to take him in but needed someone to emergency foster while they prepared, so we at the Sanctuary took Nimbus in at just 28 hours old. He slept in a playpen in the house and we bottle-fed him every 2 to 3 hours, increasing his formula daily. He was so sweet, cuddly, and loved attention. At his young age he loved to run, hop and skip, and he has always loved his bottles since he was constantly hungry. After 10 days of being at KNNAS, he went to Goatlandia Animal Sanctuary where he is being slowly integrated with the lambs and sheep at their facility.
Caroline is a red Boer doeling with a shoulder deformity. Caroline’s shoulders did not form correctly so she needs to be limited in her activity (something very tough for goats since they like to jump all over the place), but while at the Sanctuary she was very healthy and did not need any treatments. She has since been welcomed to Bleating Hearts Sanctuary and will happily spend her life there alongside our other previous foster, Pocket.
Meet Easton, a purebred Nubian wether who came to the Sanctuary needing help. We took him in after he was designated as “failure to thrive”. We boosted his immune system with Probios and milk thistle to aide his liver. While at the Sanctuary, he was dewormed, treated for coccidia, and given antibiotics. After the Sanctuary, he was taken to Bleating Hearts Sanctuary and was doing quite well up until the night he passed away in his sleep. He shared some great time here at the Sanctuary and at Bleating Hearts, and loved the company of Caroline, our previous female foster doeling.
Pocket is a female Nigerian dwarf goat we fostered before Bleating Hearts Sanctuary in Napa took her in for the remainder of her life. She was brought to UC Davis for treatment after it was discovered she had “joint ill”. When we first took her in we were bottle feeding her twice a day. She has a big heart, absolutely loves being with people, and will be happily hanging out at Bleating Hearts in Napa.
Honey is about 3-4 months old, kind and very soft. He was found in Oakland after he started wandering into an individual’s home. Honey is very social and purrs easily. After being neutered and finishing his vaccinations, he found his forever home!
Teddy is a young grey male cat who is super social, friendly and active. He loves playing with anyone and anything and he is looking for just the right home. After staying as a foster at the Sanctuary for a while, Teddy was adopted by a sweet couple and is excited for his new home.
Boots was found in a wood pile about to be taken to the dumps near a local pool in Walnut Creek along with his siblings. He has been adopted into an incredible loving home locally in Danville.
Edna Mae was rescued from a local cat colony. She had previously been trapped and spayed. She is 4-5 years old and super friendly. She loves people and is good with most cats. Edna Mae has now found her home at a sanctuary in Clayton.
Harlan was only 8 weeks old when taken in. He was hatched by a local school hatching project and one of the families took 2 in. Unfortunately, 1 was taken by a hawk and the family decided to find a home for him where he could be safe! He has since found his own forever home after having a great time at the Sanctuary.
Shelby, Oreo, Sierra,
Sandia, and Stella
Our 5 foster goats exploring the yard.
Oliver is approximately 4 years old. We believe he is a KuneKune mix. He was found as a stray and was brought to our local animal shelter. He LOVES people and is super social. He is also appears to be good around other pigs. He has recently been adopted by an animal sanctuary in Napa.
Josie and Lulu
Meet Josie, a Tortoiseshell, and her sister, Lulu, who is a tabby. They were rescued from a property that had become a dumping place for unwanted cats. The owner of the property realized this was becoming an issue and contacted the local police for them to help guide him. The officer suggested shooting the kittens and cats. This man was taken back by the response and fortunately searched for someone to trap them and that's when we came in. They were semi-feral when they arrived here. They were spayed, immunizations were given, ear was tipped since at the time it was unclear if they would tame up. I'm glad to say they tamed up to be complete love bugs. They will always remain a bonded pair. We are proud to have adopted both Josie and Lulu as residents at the Sanctuary.
Meeko was found as a stray in a backyard when he was only 4-5 weeks old. He has done great at the sanctuary and has now moved in with his new mom in San Francisco.
Dulce was rescued from a colony of cats and adopted by a local sanctuary in Orinda.
Shelby is 1 of the 5 goats we fostered that were rescued from a Petting Zoo on the Northern California coast. This petting zoo often becomes over populated since there is no attempt to keep the males away from the females. This petting zoo is big into goat yoga and prefers the smaller goats to bounce on people. Since Shelby and her sisters were getting older and bigger they were of no use to this owner. They were placed on a barren hillside with no shelter and given hay pellets to eat. All 5 goats we fostered were malnourished, had poor hair quality and had lice. They all are eating the grass hay they thrive on and have found their forever home at a sanctuary close by.
Lucy was found after being abandoned by her mom at a week old. Lucy is quite a character, sassy, sweet, loving, confident and cuddly. Lucy has been welcomed with open arms by a family in San Francisco and has become best friends with their other cat.
Penelope is a 2-3 year old very sweet Pygmy Goat. She has gone to her forever home at a sanctuary in Clayton.
Kawi was found by a family who notified the Sanctuary. We trapped her and spayed and neutered her and her litter. Kawi is a sweet, calm cat that loves attention, especially that of her new family.
Marzipan and Kazzia
Marzipan and Kazzia are two dairy goats that came to us. They were both adopted by a wonderful owner in Northern California. Marzipan passed away after her cleft palate became infected, but Kazzia still remains in the loving care of her owner after coming in pregnant with two boy goats.
When we first found Harry, he needed a foster home for socialization as he grew up a little. Since then, he has found his forever home.
Buddy is a 7 month old male cat. He has been neutered and all his vaccinations are up to date. He is super sweet, loves to play. He has been adopted to his forever home in Manteca.
Wookie was taken in after an owner’s passing and then adopted to a close friend of the Sanctuary. Unfortunately she is currently in liver failure but is thriving on a special diet living well loved in her new home with another dog friend.
Cora is a beautiful Great Pyrenees Mountain dog that we rescued at 6 months old. She had developed entropion, condition of the eyelids in which the eyelid margin rolls inward towards the eye, and the rancher wanted to have her killed. Luckily, a neighbor brought her to a rescue and we were able to adopt her from them. She was trained very harshly and we are working to recondition her in a loving way. She is a love bug!
Atlas was trapped via a drop trap with her mom and littermates. She is shy but very sweet and social with other cats. She has found her forever home with a family in LA and is waiting for her pickup.
Holly was abandoned in an unknown location and was taken in by a local East Bay cat nonprofit. The nonprofit found a foster home for Holly but the foster’s other cats were aggressive, making it an inhospitable environment. Holly also seemed a bit sickly so the nonprofit did testing, only to discover she had renal failure, a heart murmur, and is blind. After communication with the nonprofit and original foster mom, we were able to orchestrate Holly to be taken in at a special needs home. Holly is now doing great in a new home of an individual that loves to take in blind elderly needing extra care, and she is receiving all the love and more!
Wally is a water Buffalo calf the Sanctuary will be fostering after he is discharged from UC Davis. He was rescued by Genevieve's Gentle Hearts Rescue when an employee at a local farm called to say that his mom had passed away and he wouldn't leave her body or take a bottle from the staff. At UC Davis, he hasn't been drinking enough milk to sustain himself so vets decided on a rumen transplant for the time being with hopes for him to rely on hay more than milk. The Sanctuary fostered him until he was ready for discharge and is now at his forever home at Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary in Florida.