Cat Adoption Team

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Year in review: 2010

Lifesaving:

  • 2,736 cats came into our care
  • 2,781 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.


Adoption:

  • 2,771 cats/kittens
  • 31.6% were black or mostly black cats
  • 24,649 total adoptions since founding in 1998 (through December 31, 2010)

Intake:

  • 2,736 cats/kittens from other organizations and the public
  • 64% of these cats came from other shelters and 36% came from the public
  • 911 kittens were fostered with 38% coming from Willamette Humane Society in Salem; 30% from Multnomah County Animal Services; 28% from the public; and 4% from other organizations
  • 153 adult cats were fostered, including pregnant or lactating cats with kittens

Spay/Neuter:

CAT’s In-Shelter Hospital:

  • 49 dental cleaning
  • 3 amputations
  • 1 anterior cruciate ligament repair
  • 1 perineal urethrostomy
  • 44 cases of ringworm treated
  • 6,284 vaccinations administered


Cat Food Bank:

  • 34,682.25 pounds of cat food distributed (more than 2008 and 2009 combined)
  • 59,204.60 total pounds distributed since opening in June 2008 (through December 31, 2010)
  • 4,982 cats fed (more than twice as many as fed in 2009)
  • 1,563 cat-owning families helped
  • First organized pet food bank in the Portland-area
  • 3,768 pounds of cat food provided to home-bound seniors through partnership with two Meals on Wheels centers

Volunteers:

  • 680 active volunteers touching all aspects of CAT’s operations
  • 112 foster families
  • 10 offsite adoption centers staffed and run by volunteers
  • Over 62,000 hours of service donated, which is equivalent to 30 full time employees
  • 16.82% of volunteer hours were from off site adoption center work
  • 8.83% of volunteer hours were from adoption counseling
  • 40.10% of volunteer hours were from fostering

Donation Programs:

  • 103 Meow Team Members - monthly automated giving program
  • 416 donors supported CAT through the Willamette Week Give!Guide year-end program
  • 427 runners/walkers registered for the 2nd Annual CATnip Friday 5k & Mouse Miler

Online Networking:

  • CAT had 1,942 Facebook fans at year’s end (85% increase from 2009)
  • CAT’s Twitter page had 859 followers by year end (up 43.66%)
  • CAT’s website had 76,668 visitors (6,389 monthly average) (up 14.47%)
  • E-Tail (CAT’s monthly electronic newsletter) grew to 5,772 subscribers (32.21% increase over 2009)

Best Sellers at CAT’s in-Shelter Boutique:

  • Cat carriers
  • Playstation toys
  • Litter boxes
  • DaBird Teasers
  • Incline cat scratchers

Click here for CAT’s 2010 Asilomar report