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If you are coming to the Cat Adoption Team (CAT) this August 21 through August 23, please be aware that traffic is being re-routed to accommodate a road closure. The detour signs by the city may not correctly route you to CAT, and GPS may be impacted as well. Please see our alternate route suggestions below.
About the closure
The railroad crossing on Tualatin-Sherwood Road between SW Oregon Street and SW Gerda Lane is in need of replacement to ensure the safety of road and railroad users. In order to replace this section of rail, Tualatin-Sherwood Road will be closed to all traffic at the railroad crossing west of Oregon Street for up to 72 hours starting at 7 p.m. Friday, August 21.
The road will be closed to all motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Signs will identify detour routes (please follow CAT’s suggested routes). The road will reopen as soon as work is completed.
Westbound on Tualatin-Sherwood Road
Follow Tualatin-Sherwood Road west to SW 124th Avenue. Turn right onto 124th and follow to SW Herman Road and turn left onto Herman. Follow Herman to a three-way stop. Take a slight right onto SW Cipole Road, then take a slight left onto Galbreath Drive. CAT is located at 14175 SW Galbreath Drive, Sherwood, OR.
From OR-99 (SW Pacific Hwy) Southbound
Take OR-99W to SW Cipole Road/Fishbuck Road, and then turn left onto SW Cipole Road. Follow Cipole to SW Galbreath Drive and turn right onto Galbreath. CAT is located at 14175 SW Galbreath Drive, Sherwood, OR.
Eastbound on Tualatin-Sherwood Rd
Stay on Tualatin-Sherwood Road traveling east. DO NOT follow the detour signs onto Langer Farms Parkway. Continue straight on Tualatin-Sherwood Road to the stoplight at SW Gerda Lane. Turn left onto Gerda Lane, then take your first right onto SW Galbreath Drive. CAT is located at 14175 SW Galbreath Drive, Sherwood, OR.
Grant funds help cover costs of adoption events and reduced adoption fees
The Cat Adoption Team (CAT) recently was awarded a $5,000 grant from Best Friend Animal Society. A portion of the grant helped offset adoption event costs, while the remainder will cover adoption fees for senior, long-term, and special needs cats.
“Some cats take longer to find the right home, whether because of age, medical needs, or just because they are having a hard time adjusting to shelter life and their true personalities aren’t shining through,” says Karen Green, CAT’s executive director. “Waiving adoption fees for these cats gives them a little edge—helping them find a great home more quickly.”
CAT is one of the few shelters in the area that can provide the extra care required by cats with on-going medical needs and age-related diseases. However, it costs more to care for these cats and often takes more time and effort to find the right homes for them.
For most cats a shelter is a completely new experience—full of different smells, sounds, sights, and routines that can lead to increased stress. Cats who are especially uncomfortable in a shelter behave differently than they would at home. This is a particular problem for cats who are naturally more timid or more excitable and for cats who don’t like other felines. As a result, shelter visitors might not see a cat’s true personality or potential, which results in these cats taking a little longer than usual to find homes.
The Best Friends grant will allow CAT to offer fee-waived adoptions for cats who have been in the shelter longer than average as well as others who may take longer to find homes, including seniors and cats who require special medical care.
Juneau (pictured) is one of the cats who has her adoption fee waived, thanks to the Best Friends grant funding. This lovely lady is five years old, and has been in CAT’s care for more than 150 days (most CAT cats are adopted within a couple of weeks). Juneau has a playful side, is a great conversationalist, and seeks affection from people. She would prefer to be the only cat so her wonderful personality can shine. Anyone interested in Juneau can meet her at CAT’s main shelter location in Sherwood.
Cats in the shelter who have a waived adoption fee are marked with a special card; there is also a note in the cat’s online adoption profile if the adoption fee is waived.
CAT is located at 14175 S.W. Galbreath Dr., Sherwood, Ore. The shelter is open Tuesday-Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Adoptions end 30 minutes prior to close.