Cat Adoption Team

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Sat-Sun 12 - 6 pm
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Year in Review: 2014


  • 2,440 total cat/kitten adoptions
  • 58% of adoptions were kittens (< 1 year old)
  • 42% of adoptions were adult cats (age 1 year and above)
  • 34,346 total adoptions since founding in 1998 (through December 31, 2014)


  • 2,446 cats/kittens from other shelters and the public
  • 48% of these felines came public shelters in Multnomah and Washington counties
  • 33% of cats and kittens came from shelters and rescue groups other than Multnomah/Washington counties
  • 19% of incoming felines came from the public


  • 14 adult cats received foster care (special needs: medical or behavioral)
  • 761 kittens and 62 mama cats were fostered
  • 100 families opened their homes to foster


  • 2,853 total surgeries
  • 50% were CAT cats and kittens preparing for adoption
  • 33% were low-cost/subsidized Spay & Save surgeries
  • 17% were low-cost surgeries through the use of the Oregon Spay/Neuter Fund coupon


  • 484 total active volunteers touching all aspects of CAT’s operations
  • Over 40,000 hours of service donated, the equivalent of 19 full-time employees
  • 100 active foster families

Offsite Adoption Centers:

  • 6 offsite adoption centers staffed and run by volunteers
  • New offsite adoption center, Purringtons Cat Lounge, opened in January 2014, managed by Purringtons owners and staff
  • One offsite adoption space at the Thrift Store Benefitting the Cat Adoption Team, run by CAT staff

Cat Food Bank:

  • Approximately 4,400 lbs. and 8,000 cans of cat food donated
  • On average, 24 senior and otherwise homebound individuals received cat food for their pet cats each month
  • A total of approximately 50 pet cats fed each month through this program

Donation Programs:

  • 147 Meow Team members made monthly donations
  • 501 donors supported CAT through the Willamette Week Give!Guide year-end program
  • 253 supporters attended the Whisker Wonderland fundraising auction and gala, raising nearly $100,000

CAT’s Asilomar Accords statistics for 2014


Year in review: 2013


  • 2,291 total cat/kitten adoptions
  • 16% of adoptions took place at our offsite adoption centers
  • 56% of adoptions were kittens (< 1 year old)
  • 44% of adoptions were adult cats (age 1 year and above)
  • 31,897 total adoptions since founding in 1998 (through December 31, 2013)


  • 2,312 cats/kittens from other shelters and the public
  • 84% of these felines came from other shelters, of which 56% transferred from public shelters in Multnomah County and Washington County
  • 16% of incoming felines came from the public

Kitten Foster:

  • 804 kittens and mama cats fostered
  • 734 kittens and 70 mama cats were fostered
  • 90 families opened their homes to foster


  • 3,074 total surgeries
  • 41% were low-cost/subsidized Spay & Save surgeries
  • 14% were low-cost surgeries through the use of the Oregon Spay/Neuter Fund coupon


  • 429 total active volunteers touching all aspects of CAT’s operations
  • Over 44,500 hours of service donated, the equivalent of 22 full-time employees
  • 6 offsite adoption centers staffed and run by 115 volunteers
  • 90 active foster families

Donation Programs:

  • 512 donors supported CAT through the Willamette Week Give!Guide year-end program
  • 214 supporters attended Whisker Wonderland, CAT’s premiere fundraising auction and gala

CAT’s Asilomar statistics for 2013


Current job openings

Thrift Store Customer Service Associate - Part-time

We are looking for a dynamic individual with positive outlook to fill a part-time Customer Service Associate position at the Thrift Store Benefitting the Cat Adoption Team. Bring your fun, upbeat attitude and great customer service skills to an organization that was recently named one of the Top 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon! This position will work part-time (25-28 hours a week) on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays at the CAT Thrift Store, located in Raleigh Hills (SW Portland). You will assist in the oversight of the store operations including working with volunteers, donation acceptance, cash management, cat care, facility maintenance and cleanliness, sorting, pricing and merchandising of items. A love for cats is wonderful, but your experience and interest in Thrift Store and retail operations will make you the right fit for the job.

To apply, please review the full job description and then send your resume and cover letter to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). No phone calls or walk-ins please.

If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer, please visit our Volunteer page.

Mission and Values

Mission and Values

Our Mission
Our mission is to save the lives of homeless, unwanted, sick, and injured cats and to work with our community to provide feline expertise and quality programs and services for people and cats.

Currently we achieve this mission by
•  Providing shelter, medical care, evaluation, and treatment to cats who have become homeless
•  Finding homes for the cats and kittens in our care
•  Providing people who care for cats with resources, education, and support to help keep human-animal bonds strong and prevent cats from becoming homeless
•  Offering low-cost spay/ neuter services to cat owners in need to prevent the births of unwanted litters
•  Working closely with other animal organizations to implement projects and programs that positively impact cats at a community and regional level

Our Guiding Values
•  Compassion for cats: We focus on the individual welfare and future of each cat in need
•  Expertise: We strive to be experts in cat welfare, health, behavior, sheltering, and related programs
•  Respect for people: We treat our employees, volunteers, donors, clients, and community with respect
•  Impact: We have a significant and measurable positive impact on the cats in our community
•  Collaboration: We work with other individuals and organizations to save more lives
•  Integrity: We act with integrity and value transparency
•  Excellence: We strive for excellence in every aspect of our work

CAT’s Financial Reports

Annual Reports
Reviewed Financial Statements
Organizational 990 Forms

CAT’s Annual Reports:

CAT’s Reviewed Financial Statements: 

CAT’s Organizational 990 Forms:


Year in review: 2012

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


  • 2,475 cats/kittens
  • 23% of adoptions took place at our offsite adoption centers
  • 52% of adoptions were kittens
  • 61% of the cats/kittens adopted were black or mostly black
  • 29,591 total adoptions since founding in 1998 (through December 31, 2012)


  • 2,491 cats/kittens from other shelters and the public
  • 77% of these cats came from other shelters and 23% came from the public
  • 680 kittens and 78 moms were fostered
  • 100 families opened their homes to foster


  • 3,296 total surgeries
  • 2,048 were low cost/subsidized surgeries for owned cats
  • 8% increase in number of surgeries done for owned cats over 2011

Cat Food Bank:

  • 33,331.92 pounds of cat food distributed (closed for 2 months due to flood)
  • 3,984 cats fed
  • 1,274 families assisted
  • 130,364.7 total pounds distributed since opening in June 2008 (through December 31, 2012)
  • First organized pet food bank in the Portland-area
  • 5,110.3 pounds of cat food provided to home-bound seniors through partnership with two Meals on Wheels centers and one senior center


  • 601active volunteers touching all aspects of CAT’s operations
  • 8 offsite adoption centers staffed and run by volunteers
  • Over 52,519 hours of service donated, which is equivalent to 35 full time employees
  • 27,969 donated hours were spent fostering cats and kittens
  • 6,743 donated hours were spent caring for the cats in the shelter
  • 9,083 donated hours were spent finding homes for cats and kittens through our offsite adoption centers
  • 5,181 donated hours were spent helping cat lovers find the right kitty (adoption counseling)
  • 1,062 hours were spent taking cute photos of our cats for adoption and posting them on the web

Donation Programs:

CAT’s Asilomar statistics for 2012

Do you take used cat scratch posts, litter boxes, etc?

To ensure optimal health of the cats in the shelter, CAT cannot accept any used cat items. Our Thrift Store does not accept those items either.

Privacy Policy


Thank you for visiting the Cat Adoption Team (CAT) website and reviewing our Privacy Policy. CAT created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at the url

Our Privacy Policy is clear: we will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you provide that information to us.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. CAT reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our website. Any such change will be effective immediately on posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

*What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the website;
*Who collects such information;
*How such information is used;
*With whom your information may be shared;
*What choices you have regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information;
*What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control;
*How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information;
*What type of browser and operating system was used to access our website;
*What date and time you accessed our website; and
*If you linked to the CAT website from another website, the URL access of that website.       

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to CAT by sending an e-mail. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

What information we collect:

Our forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers unless you choose to make a donation via credit card through our secure server.

CAT does not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily submit such information to us. This information is used solely by CAT for internal purposes.

CAT does not sell or otherwise make available its donors’ private information to businesses or other charities. CAT does not collect information for commercial marketing and does not share its donor list.

Use of information:

CAT respects your privacy and has instituted policies intended to ensure your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner. We may use this information to deliver to you information about CAT, as well as for trend analysis, pattern detection, and website administration. Non-personal demographic and profile data is used to tailor your experience at our website, showing you content we think you might be interested in. Occasionally, CAT may contact registered visitors who have provided their personally identifiable information through the website in order to conduct surveys seeking feedback about their experience on this website. These surveys are used for quality assurance purposes to improve our level of customer service.

We will only disclose personally identifiable information to third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to do so; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the website (i.e. to process credit card information); and (iii) we are required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal processes served on CAT or the website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of CAT, the website or the visitors to the website, and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of visitors to the website or the public.

CAT mandates that no donor information can be sold or shared with another outside entity. By visiting this website you agree that no information you submit to the website shall contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive, or obscene material. You are solely responsible for the content of any information you provide to CAT.

Internet protocol address:

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, analyze trends, track users’ movements, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of “Cookies”:

Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.


All information provided to CAT is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of CAT. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100 percent secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

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If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our website, we ask them for the friend’s name and e-mail address. CAT will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the website. CAT stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.

Other websites:

Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which CAT has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.


You may opt-out of receiving communications from us by sending an email with your complete name, address, and email address.


Any information posted on CAT’s website is for general information purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice, medical opinion, diagnosis, or treatment. Any information provided is not a substitute for medical attention. See your licensed veterinary health-care professional for your pet’s medical advice and treatment.

This website and all of the materials on or referenced by the site are provided on an “as is” basis. In no event shall CAT be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever with respect to the use of this website. You agree that you are using this website solely at your own risk.


By using the CAT website and all its contents, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold CAT harmless from any and all claims, damages, costs, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use of the website. Your use of this website constitutes an agreement between you and CAT. This agreement, which consists of the terms and conditions set forth herein, shall be governed by, construed under, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the state of Oregon, without regard to any conflict of law provisions. User acknowledges and consents to jurisdiction in Oregon. Any action in connection with, relating to, and/or arising from this agreement shall be brought exclusively in Portland, Oregon, in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction. This agreement is effective unless and until terminated by either you or CAT. You may terminate this agreement at any time by notifying the CAT by email or mail. CAT may also terminate this agreement at any time and may do so immediately without notice, and accordingly deny you access to the website, if in CAT’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this agreement. Possible evidence of use of this site for illegal purposes may be provided to law enforcement authorities at the discretion of CAT. This is the entire agreement between the parties related to the use of this website.

Contacting the website:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, you can contact:

Cat Adoption Team - Web Master at 14175 SW Galbreath Dr, Sherwood, OR 97140 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).