Founded in May 1998, the Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is the Pacific Northwest’s largest nonprofit, limited admission/adoption guarantee cat shelter (we are able to take in cats as we find homes for the cats in the shelter).
CAT has its own full-service veterinary hospital onsite. In fact, CAT was the first animal shelter in Oregon to have an in-shelter veterinary hospital (built in 2002).
In June 2008, CAT opened the first pet food bank in the Portland area. Today, that food bank provides cat food to home-bound and older adults with limited access to food for their pet cat. The Cat Food Bank works in partnership with Washington County Meals on Wheels and local senior centers.
A leader in the shelter community with its extensive shelter medicine, adoption, and foster care programs, CAT cares for 150 to 400 cats and kittens on a daily basis with the help of a dedicated team of staff and volunteers at CAT’s shelter in Sherwood, foster homes, and various offsite adoption locations throughout the Portland metro area.
Our mission is to work with the community to save the lives of unwanted, homeless, sick, and injured cats and kittens by offering shelter, adoption, foster, low-cost spay/neuter, and veterinary services to end needless feline euthanasia.
As a nonprofit organization (501(c)3), CAT receives no government funding and relies on the generous support of the public and volunteers.