Petco Foundation awards $30,000 to Cat Adoption Team

Lifesaving grant will extend efforts to provide quality care to shelter cats


[December 21, 2017 – Portland, OR] —The Cat Adoption Team (CAT), located in Sherwood, Ore., announced today that it has been awarded a $30,000 grant from Petco Foundation to support veterinary care for shelter cats and save more feline lives.

CAT is the largest feline-only nonprofit animal shelter in the Pacific Northwest. Since its founding in 1998, the organization has helped more than 43,000 homeless cats and kittens find loving new families.

The Petco Foundation investment will help CAT to provide critical veterinary and behavior care to cats in need by funding expenses such as medical supplies, lab fees, behavior counseling, and staff support.

“The cats who most critically need our help often have special medical and behavioral needs,” shares Karen Green, executive director of CAT. “This generous grant from Petco Foundation will help us save the lives of cats who need surgery, hospitalization for illness, or other treatment prior to adoption. And it will support staff expenses for our CAT Helpline, which provides advice and resources to keep cats in their homes.”

Funds from this grant will also help offset the costs of CAT’s signature events, Kitten Palooza and Whisker Wonderland.

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The Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is the Pacific Northwest’s largest nonprofit, feline-only shelter committed to finding a home for every cat it takes in. 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. CAT has found homes for more than 43,000 cats and kittens since opening in May 1998. As a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity, CAT relies on the generous support of individuals and organizations. For more information,