“Kitten Season” begins at Cat Adoption Team

First kittens of the season arrive for adoption

SHERWOOD, OR (April 16, 2015) – The Cat Adoption Team (CAT) will welcome its first kittens for adoption from the shelter on Friday, April 17. The incoming kittens mark the beginning of “kitten season,” the time between late spring and early fall when the largest number of kittens enter shelters.

This group of about 25 kittens — ranging in age from 8 weeks to 6 months old — come to CAT from Great Plains SPCA as part of CAT’s Nine Lives Transfer Program. The transfer will help ease crowding at the Midwest shelter and provide these felines with more chances for adoption. 

“Cats and kittens in our own neighborhood remain our first priority,” said Karen Green, CAT’s executive director, “and our senior, special needs, and other more challenging-to-place cats continue to come almost exclusively from our local area.  As long as we can continue to help local animals, CAT is pleased to be able to save the lives of these homeless kittens who started out a little farther from our doorstep.”

 Those interested in adopting one of these kittens can meet them during regular adoption hours beginning Friday, April 17, at the Cat Adoption Team’s main shelter. All adoptions are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone planning to visit the shelter should note that not all of the kittens will be available for viewing and/or adoption on that day.

 The shelter is open noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Adoptions end 30 minutes prior to closing. 

 Cat Adoption Team is located at 14175 S.W. Galbreath Drive in Sherwood, Ore.

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About the Cat Adoption Team

The Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is the Pacific Northwest’s largest non-profit, feline-only shelter committed to finding a home for every cat it takes in. CAT’s mission is to save the lives of homeless, unwanted, sick, and injured cats and to work with our community to provide feline expertise and quality programs and services for people and cats. CAT has found homes for nearly 35,000 cats and kittens since it opened in May 1998. As a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity, CAT relies on the generous support of individuals and organizations