Cat Adoption Team

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Press releases

Media contact information is listed below.   

Sep. 13, 2016 Cats Displaced by Louisiana Floods Fly to Oregon for Adoption
Aug. 16, 2016 Portland Cat Returns Home After Being Lost for 30 Days
Apr. 12, 2016 Sherwood Animal Shelter Chosen for Jackson Galaxy Foundation’s Cat Pawsitive Program
Apr. 11, 2016 Half a million shelter cats saved so far in Million Cat Challenge
Feb. 4, 2016 Year-end grants provide $20,000 in support to the Cat Adoption Team
Jan. 7, 2016 Cat that has lived in shelter for five years—still waiting for a family of her own
Sept. 29, 2015 Petco Foundation grant funds lifesaving efforts at Cat Adoption Team
Sept. 17, 2015 Shelters urgently seeking foster homes for sick kittens
June 22, 2015 CAT takes in cats from major neglect case
June 17, 2015 Kitten Palooza 2015: largest kitten adoption event in Portland metro area
June 5, 2015 Portland man reunites with cat after emergency double lung transplant
May 20, 2015 35,000th cat adopted from the Cat Adoption Team
Mar. 20, 2015 Cat Adoption Team helps 391 felines as part of ASPCA & Subaru “Share the Love” Rescue Ride program
Mar. 20, 2015 Cat Adoption Team receives generous $20,000 grant from the Petco Foundation
Feb. 23, 2015 CAT volunteer selected to participate in Purina Cat Chow Volunteer of the Year Contest
Jan. 16, 2015 Purringtons Cat Lounge and the Cat Adoption Team announce grand opening celebration of Portland’s first cat café
Dec. 4, 2014 Cat who survived gunshot wound recovering after surgery
June 21, 2014 Purina Cat Chow “Building Better Lives” Program Selects the Cat Adoption Team to Receive $2,500 in Cash and Product Donation
June 19, 2014 Kitten rescued from car engine in southwest Portland
Apr. 23, 2014 Cats with special needs get extra attention at the Cat Adoption Team
Apr. 1, 2014 Kitten Baby Shower will support foster program at CAT
Mar. 10, 2014 Cat Adoption Team reduces adoption fees to empty the shelter for construction
Feb. 25, 2014 Portland metro area residents band together to become one of the safest communities for shelter pets in the US
Feb. 10, 2014 Snow days mean fewer adoptions, more cats available at the Cat Adoption Team
Feb. 5, 2014 Cat Adoption Team helps 164 felines as part of ASPCA & Subaru “Share the Love” event Rescue Ride program
Jan. 29, 2014 Cat Adoption Team joins Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program
Nov. 27, 2013 CAT to celebrate National Adoption Weekend with special adoption rates and book signing
Nov. 25, 2013 Celebrate Black (CAT) Friday by adopting a feline friend for just $10
Nov. 11, 2013 Malea & The Tourists Trio host Holiday Fundraiser in support of the Cat Adoption Team
Sep. 3, 2013 Cat Adoption Team to celebrate National Adoption Weekend
Aug. 12, 2013 SEMpdx launches campaign for Cat Adoption Team in conjunction with rooftop party
July 30, 2013 Cat Adoption Team hosts “Summer Clearance Event” Aug. 2 to Aug. 11
July 5, 2013 Cat Adoption Team awarded $10,000 grant from Best Friends Animal Society®,
PetSmart Charities®
July 5, 2013 Cat Adoption Team receives $5,000 grant from ASPCA®
June 6, 2013 Celebrating 15 Years of Saving Lives
May 31, 2013 Free Feline Fix
May 20, 2013 Portland Area Animal Shelters to be Nationally Recognized with $1,000,000 Award for Lifesaving Success
Mar. 15, 2013 Meet Cat Adoption Team’s 30,000th Adoption
Mar. 6, 2013 Grants Provided over $166,000 in Support to the Cat Adoption Team in 2012
Feb. 14, 2013 Cat Adoption Team Changes Hours Open to the Public
Jan. 15, 2013 Thief Caught Red “Pawed” at Cat Adoption Team Thrift Store
Jan. 14, 2013 New Local Pet Show on the Air
Nov. 14, 2012 Cat Adoption Team Announces New Executive Director
Oct. 16, 2012 Petco Foundation Donates $38,000 to Cat Adoption Team for Shelter Repairs
Sep. 11, 2012 You Hold the Power to Award a $10,000 Grant to Cat Adoption Team
Aug. 28, 2012 Cat Adoption Team on Alert to Take Cats from Animal Shelter in Isaac’s Path
July 5, 2012 Cat Adoption Team is a Finalist for a $25,000 Mobile Development Grant in a Nation-wide Contest
May 29, 2012 Cat Adoption Team’s Android Phone App Adopted by Boise Shelter
April 26, 2012 Purina Donates $50,000 towards CAT’s Flood Relief Fund
Mar. 31, 2012 Oregon Tradeswomen Remodel Room for Kitties
Feb. 22, 2012 Cat Adoption Team Received $53,000 in Cat Food Donations in 2011
Jan. 20, 2012 Cat with No Front Toes Available for Adoption

Media contacts

All members of the MEDIA ONLY should contact:

  • CAT’s Communications & Development Manager: Heather J. Svoboda, ph: (503) 925-8903 ext. 228 //
    mobile: (503) 804-5131 // email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • An alternative contact is CAT’s Executive Director, Karen Green, ph: (503) 925-8903 ext. 224

CAT can provide expert opinion or comment on: cat behavior and care, animal sheltering, feline veterinary care, disaster preparedness, foster care, thrift store management, food bank management, effective use of volunteers, and more (including stories and issues directly related to the organization or felines in general).

Members of the public should visit our Contact Us page for details on how you can reach staff at the shelter.

Thank you for your interest in, and support of, CAT.