Cat Adoption Team

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Year in review: 2009

​CAT weathered the economic storm pretty well thanks to the dedication and hard work of volunteers and staff. And a huge thank you to CAT’s donors for their continued support.

Adoption:

  • 3,298 cats/kittens
  • 2% increase over 2008 adoptions
  • 21,878 total adoptions since founding in 1998 (through December 31, 2009)

Intake:

  • 3,153 cats/kittens from other shelters and the public
  • 1% less than than 2008
  • 1,206 kittens were fostered
  • 165 adult cats were fostered, including pregnant or lactating cats with kittens

Spay/Neuter:

  • 3,263 total surgeries
  • 11% increase over 2008 spay/neuter surgeries
  • 952 were low cost/subsidized surgeries for owned cats

Cat Food Bank:

  • 20,777.60 pounds of cat food distributed
  • 24,522.35 total distributed since opening in June 2008 (through December 31, 2009)
  • 2,949 cats fed
  • 931 cat-owning families helped
  • First organized pet food bank in the Portland-area
  • Started cat food delivery partnership with Washington County Loaves & Fishes in September and delivered 630 pounds of cat food to feed pet cats of home-bound seniors

Volunteerism

  • 434 active volunteers touching all aspects of CATs operations
  • 11 offsite adoption centers staffed and run by volunteers
  • Over 59,000 hours of service donated, which is equivalent to 29 full time employees

New Donation Programs:

  • 80 new Meow Team Members - monthly automated giving program
  • 83 virtual fundraisers brought in $10,540 through CAT’s new peer-to-peer fundraising program
  • 1st annual CATnip Friday 5k on August 14, 2009 - the only 5k raising money just for cats - had 462 registrations and the fastest 5k time (15:14.4 minutes) of any Portland-area 5k

Internet Networking:

  • CAT’s Facebook Group and Fan Page were launched and by the end the year had 832 group members and 288 fans
  • CAT’s new Twitter page caught on and CAT had 484 followers by year end
  • CAT’s website had 65,577 visitors

Click here for CAT’s 2009 Asilomar report