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Cat Adoption Team

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews 968

Address:

14175 SW Galbreath Drive Sherwood OR 97140 USA

Mission:

CAT's mission is to save the lives of homeless cats and to work with our community to provide feline expertise and quality programs and services for people and cats.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

2,500-3,000 felines who come into our shelter from other organizations and individuals; 2,600-3,000 cats and kittens who are adopted from CAT; 1,500-2,000 felines are spayed/neutered through our public spay/neuter clinic.

Geographic areas served:

the Portland metro area

Programs:


Adoption: We provide shelter, medical care, evaluation, and treatment to cats who have become homeless. As an adoption guarantee facility, we are committed to finding responsible, loving homes for all the cats and kittens in our care. In addition to our Sherwood shelter location, cats for adoption from CAT are also available at several offsite locations, including pet supply stores, veterinary clinics, and Portland's first "cat cafe" Purringtons Cat Lounge.

Spay/Neuter Clinic: CAT's on-site hospital provides low-cost spay/neuter options for cat owners through a low-cost coupon, Spay & Save program for low-income individuals, and quarterly free spay/neuter days. The clinic offers additional services, such as microchipping and vaccinations, at the time of surgery to clients who request them.

Kitten Foster: CAT specializes in providing pregnant cats, nursing moms with a young litter, or an orphaned litter of kittens with a loving start to a long life as someone's favorite pet. CAT's foster program is national recognized and modeled after by many shelters across the country.

9 Lives Transfer and CAT Helpline: About 80 percent of the cats and kittens at CAT come in from partner shelters who are facing capacity or have limited resources. This program helps save the lives of felines who might otherwise be at risk of euthanasia. We prioritize helping local organizations, and expand our reach to other communities as we're able. Our Helpline offers support to individuals who must re-home their own cat (either through CAT's shelter or other means) or who have questions about lost/found animals or cat behavior issues.

Volunteer Opportunities: Cat lovers find tons of opportunities for volunteering with CAT. Our community of more than 400 active volunteers is essential to our success. Volunteers come to the shelter or offsite locations to assist with care-giving and cleaning, and to provide shelter animals with socialization and attention. Volunteers also assist with special events, data entry, adoption counseling, and in our hospital.

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Reviews for Cat Adoption Team

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered for the Cat Adoption Team from 2001-2009 (photography, writing cat bios for adoption, cleaning cages and fostering). I am very impressed with the organization of this truly No Kill shelter. Everyone there is a true animal lover. Their on-site veterinary hospital nurses ailing cats back to health and even helps the local wild animal shelter with their big cats. I fostered kittens until I adopted some of my fosters and realized I would truly become a crazy cat lady if I fostered more. I now just enjoy the wonderful cats that became my family members. Over the years they have helped rescue several strays that I or my friends came across. They are a truly worthwhile charity that I will continue to support and promote. Sorry I'm too busy and a bit too far away to volunteer anymore.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them copy their concept to expand their adoption centers so more no kill shelters would rescue cats who don't deserve to be euthanized.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted a big, flame point cat named Dude from C.A.T. almost five years ago. Every person we dealt with truly had the welfare of every individual kitty at heart. I would definitely adopt from them again and give donations whenever I can.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The wonderful care they gave to Dude before we adopted him. They also give very accurate personality assessments, at least with him, which shows they really interact and care about their kitties.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They're doing a fantastic job. Just keep doing what is working.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did you find this group?

I was looking online to adopt after my favorite boy died.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

To become more active in helping animals find homes I began volunteering at our local humane society.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been volunteering at Cat adoption team since 2001. I cannot express the immense personal satisfaction I have gained over the years. I donate to the food bank every month to help keep people with their pets. This is a great program. Cat needs help in all capacities to continue the wonderful work of placing abandoned cats. Cat's partnership with the county shelters over the years has decreased the euthanasia rate in the Portland metro area. If you are considering volunteering, give CAT a try!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

they treat the cats in their care like royalty! wonderful place to spend your volunteer hours. a truly loving caring group of people.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Instead of birthday presents, we ask for cat food to donate to the foodbank. We also send a monetary donation from time to time. We love the idea that this is a no kill shelter, but that it also helps with those who are struggling with a cat food pantry so that their pets do not need to be given up or go without. They take care of animals, try to match the cat with the right family. Only a small percentage of donations is used for administration, the majority is put back into the shelter.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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