Cat Adoption Team

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Year in review: 2008

​2008 was a good year for CAT despite the year ending with a snow storm and a recession.

These year-end statistics tell a hopeful tale.

CAT’s adoption program is quite successful this year even with more cats and kittens coming to the shelter for assistance. And CAT’s 11 adoption outreach locations are really having an impact. CAT brings felines right to your neighborhood and more are finding their new families through these off-site locations.

Spay/neuter programs across the city seem to be making a dent in the overpopulation of cats as we see a slight decrease in the number of kittens and pregnant mom cats coming into the foster care program.


  • 3,303 cats came into our care
  • 3,250 cats went to loving homes*
  • Live Release Rate**: 98%

*A small percentage of cats were transferred to other shelters for adoption or were lost cats returned to their owners.
**A shelter’s “Live Release Rate” is the number of live outcomes divided by the number of total outcomes. CAT gives every cat in our care the time and support they need to find a loving home. However, because we take in some very vulnerable and sick cats and kittens—including newborn orphaned kittens—some of the cats in our care do pass away or are humanely euthanized to end suffering due to incurable disease. Click here for more detail.


  • 3,247 cats/kittens
  • 728 of these adoptions were from adoption outreach locations
  • 52% of adoptions were kittens under 6 month of age


  • 3,194 cats/kittens found shelter at CAT
  • 73% of our felines came from animal control, other animal shelters, and emergency veterinary clinics


  • 2,919 total spay operations
  • 1,328 total neuter procedures
  • 635 spay/neuter surgeries performed for the public through CAT’s Fix-a-Thon or the Oregon Spay/Neuter Fund

Cat Food Bank:

  • Opened June 2008
  • Distributes food once a month
  • 3,744.4 pounds distributed in 7 months
  • Average of 535 pounds a month given out
  • Provides food for an average of 61 cats each month
  • 100% of food and litter distributed donated by the public

Click here for CAT’s 2008 Asilomar report