It’s no surprise or shock to any of you- I am a cat person.
If you haven’t met Miss Winston– she is the cat’s meow.
She’s learning to play hide and seek…she still needs a little work
She loves taking selfies
I think having a pet is a huge support in this crazy world. It also is a big responsibility and not to be taken lightly. (please make sure you are ready to take care of a pet before bringing one home!)
I didn’t adopt Winston, but it is definitely a very good option when you are looking for a cat of your very own.
I had the opportunity to tour and visit the CAT Adoption Team Center and learn all about cat adoption programs in Oregon, how they help, and what an amazing organization is it. I wanted to share with you!
“CAT Adoption Team Center The Cat Adoption Team (CAT) was founded in May 1998 as a safe haven for unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens. Today, CAT is the Pacific Northwest’s largest nonprofit, adoption guarantee cat shelter.
Since the shelter opened, more than 30,000 cats and kittens have found a new lease on life through our carefully supervised adoption program. Those currently awaiting adoption receive daily care from a dedicated group of staff and volunteers.
CAT works closely with animal welfare organizations, animal control agencies, veterinary offices and other shelters to care for and rehome cats or kittens who may otherwise face euthanasia. We are a founding partner of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland.
In February of 2002, CAT opened its on-site full-service veterinary hospital to help care for the increasing number of homeless cats and kittens that came into its care. In addition to providing care for CAT’s cats and kittens, the on-site hospital also offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries.
CAT operates a nationally recognized kitten foster program through which as many as 1,000 mother cats and kittens are cared for each year until they are ready for adoption.”
It was such an amazing place! I will be honest, most shelters leave you feeling sad, depressed for the animals stuck in tiny cages, but at CAT the shelter animals looked relaxed & happy. I felt with a feeling of content that they were safe and surrounded by kind caregivers.
Also, they really aren’t in tiny cages! Read this story from the CAT website about housing upgrades and how they are really striving to create a safe place for these animals. I was such a great sight to see in comparison to other shelters I’ve visited.
As I said above, please make sure you are ready for the responsibilities of a pet before adopting, but if you think it’s something you are ready to have in life…I have a few special friends I’ve met that I want you to meet!
This is Lila Rose. Lila is a sweet, soft girl who loves to roll over for belly rubs. She needs to be the only cat in her new home. She will love you and be a wonderful life long companion. She is 5 years old. I love her coloring and her big soft ears.
This handsome guy is Manny. He is a sleek, handsome guy who likes ear scratches and exploring new environments. He was very friendly and would probably be great at hide and seek too! He is 5 years old.
This lovely princess is Naida, and she is a beautiful cat. She is striking in color and such a character. She is 1 yr 4 months old. Naida is a sassy cat looking for a cat-savvy home where she can play, cuddle, and be treated like a queen. Sounds like a cat I know…(Winston!)
This is the ultimate lover, her name is Olivine. She is a beautiful cat who loooves her people, and is looking for a home where she will be the center of attention. She is super friendly when among people that make her feel comfortable. She will bond big time with her humans and will share her heart with that special someone.
And now, my favorite shelter roommate. This cat STOLE my heart. Drew is lucky I didn’t make this guy my roommate ha, but I just fell in love. This is Paco. 1 year old Paco is a talkative, affectionate boy with lots of love to give a forever family. This boy was found on a street in Oregon City with an injured shoulder and taken to DoveLewis by a Good Samaritan for treatment. After that Paco transferred to CAT to find a family and home of his own. Paco is FIV+ (CAT caregivers can give you more info on this) but he will need to be the only cat or with other FIV+ cats in his home. ISN’T he the cutest. Ah melts my heart.
These friends are just the sweetest. They would be wonderful life companions.
CAT also has kittens. They have an event coming up called “Kitten-palooza” There will be lots and lots of kittens for adoption, if that is more what you are looking for.
CAT is a wonderful place, helping our community be a better and safer place for cats. They also have a lot of volunteer opportunities if you can’t have a cat of your own. There are plenty of friends to love here and you can visit them and help at the shelter.
Thanks for letting me share about this neat visit. Let me know if you visit CAT or want more information on cat adoption, pet ownership, etc.
Love, Rachel xo