Cat Adoption Team of Oregon
The Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is the Pacific Northwest’s largest non-profit, no-kill cat shelter. CAT was the first animal shelter in Oregon with its own full service veterinary hospital on-site. In 2008, CAT opened the first organized pet food bank in the metro area - the Cat Food Bank - and hands out over 3,000 pounds of cat food to struggine cat owners so they can feed and keep their pet.
CAT’s mission is to work with the community to save the lives of homeless cats and kittens by offering shelter, adoption, foster, and veterinary services to end needless feline euthanasia in our community.
A leader in the shelter community with its extensive shelter medicine, adoption and foster care programs, CAT cares for 400 to 600 cats and kittens on a daily basis with the help of a dedicated team of staff and volunteers at CAT’s main shelter in Sherwood, foster homes and various offsite adoption locations throughout the Portland Metro area.
CAT not only partners with the community but with local county shelters, rescue groups and veterinary offices to take in cats that might otherwise be running out of options due to medical problems or space constraints. CAT saves over 3,000 lives per year and relies heavily on the support of the public and generous volunteers.