2008 was a good year for CAT despite the year ending with a snow storm and a recession.
These year-end statistics tell a hopeful tale.
CAT’s adoption program is quite successful this year even with more cats and kittens coming to the shelter for assistance. And CAT’s 11 adoption outreach locations are really having an impact. CAT brings felines right to your neighborhood and more are finding their new families through these off-site locations.
Spay/neuter programs across the city seem to be making a dent in the overpopulation of cats as we see a slight decrease in the number of kittens and pregnant mom cats coming into the foster care program.
*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.
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