Cat Adoption Team

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Year in review 2011

CAT experienced some dips during the recession. As we began to emerge on the other side, we had some great successes. A huge thanks to CAT’s donors, volunteers, and adopters for their continued support.

Adoption:

  • 2,482 cats/kittens
  • 1,368 of those were female kitties
  • 1,114 were male kitties
  • 44.6% were black or mostly black cats
  • 27,131 total adoptions since founding in 1998 (through December 31, 2011)

Intake:

  • 2,361 cats/kittens from other shelters and the public
  • 73% of these cats came from other shelters and 27% came from the public
  • 688 kittens and 80 moms were fostered
  • 88 families opened their homes to foster

Spay/Neuter:

  • 3,362 total surgeries
  • 1,887 were low cost/subsidized surgeries for owned cats
  • 57% increase in number of surgeries done for owned cats over 2010

Cat Food Bank:

  • 37,837.55 pounds of cat food distributed (almost 4,000 pounds more than 2010)
  • 100,948.1 total pounds distributed since opening in June 2008 (through December 31, 2011)
  • Most food distributed during one day: 4,264.5 pounds handed out on July 3
  • 5,764 cats fed
  • 1,850 cat-owning families helped
  • First organized pet food bank in the Portland-area
  • 5,299 pounds of cat food provided to home-bound seniors through partnership with two Meals on Wheels centers (over 1,500 pounds more than 2010

Volunteerism:

  • 463 active volunteers touching all aspects of CAT’s operations
  • 8 offsite adoption centers staffed and run by volunteers
  • Over 64,049 hours of service donated, which is equivalent to 30 full time employees
  • 32,000 donated hours were spent fostering cats and kittens
  • 9,791 donated hours were spent caring for the cats in the shelter
  • 8,000 donated hours were spent finding homes for cats and kittens through our offsite adoption centers
  • 5,800 donated hours were spent helping cat lovers find the right kitty (adoption counseling)
  • 1,300 hours were spent taking cute photos of our cats for adoption and posting them on the web

Donation Programs:

Internet Networking:

  • 3,215 Facebook fans (40% increase from 2010)
  • CAT’s Twitter page had 1,351 followers by year end (up 37%)
  • CAT’s website had 82,179 unique visitors (6,848 monthly average) (up 7%)
  • E-Tails (monthly e-newsletter) subscribers grew to 7,141 (20% increase over 2010)
  • CAT YouTube posted 80 videos (60% increase over 2010) with 17,070 video views (45% increase over 2010) (total of 122 videos loaded by end of 2011). Highest viewed video is Star Trek Kitties with 2,206 views.

Thrift Store Benefiting CAT

  • Opened October 2011 in Raleigh Hills
  • Member of Raleigh Hills Business Association
  • Top selling items: housewares, clothing, clothing accessories
  • Average sale was $13.83 (compared to Value Village’s average of $9)
  • 5,500 items sold in the 70 days the store was open in 2011

CAT’s In-Shelter Boutique top sellers

  • Cardboard / temporary cat carriers
  • Inclined catnip-infused cardboard cat scratchers
  • Da Bird (aka Jackson Galaxy’s favorite toy)
  • Swheat Scoop litter
  • CAT logo t-shirts

Click here for CAT’s 2011 Asilomar report