Adoption Options 2016
PetSmart Nat’l Adoption Weekend
CAT at Crafty Wonderland
CAT at Alberta Street Fair
Kitten Baby Shower 2016
Kitten Baby Shower Wish List
“Kitten Season” is coming and much like a mother-to-be, CAT is in need of supplies to care for the many kittens who will come into the shelter during this busy time of year. With your support, the foster program cares for close to 1,000 mama cats and kittens each year—and the summer months are especially busy. You can give these kittens get a great start to life!
The following items are some of our highest need supplies. Your gift is deeply appreciated!
- A/D Prescription Canned Cat Food - requires veterinary clinic wholesale purchase or veterinary prescription
- Royal Canin Mother & Babycat Dry Cat Food
- KMR Milk Replacement Powder (12 oz)
- Vet Solutions Pro-Biolac Milk Replacement For Kittens (50 gm)
- Chicken or Turkey Baby Food (cannot contain onion)
- Feral Cat Dens
- Flea combs with metal teeth
- Flea treatment, Advantage or Frontline brand
- Handfeeding Syringe (20cc or 10cc)
- Miracle Nipple (mini and original)
- Medical-grade Lister Scissor
- Hemostats (curved or straight)
- Donate to CAT online now—your gift supports all our programs and services for cats, kittens, and people!
- View the full Wish List on Amazon.com
Kitten Baby Shower: It’s Raining Kittens
Who: Open to cat lovers of all ages! No RSVP needed
What: Enjoy games and refreshments with CAT staff, volunteers, and other guests
When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 1 pm - 2:30 pm
Where: Cat Adoption Team, 14175 SW Galbreath Dr, Sherwood, OR 97140
Why: Your contribution provides much-needed supplies to the kitten foster program
How much: Free to attend; suggested donation of cash or supplies
Can’t Attend? From April 1 to April 30, you can drop off supplies at CAT"s Sherwood shelter, the CAT Thrift Store, and Purringtons Cat Lounge during open hours.
Kitten Baby Shower
NW Pet Fair
Finding a new home for your cat
Here are some tips to re-homing your cat without going through a shelter:
- Word of mouth. Ask friends and relatives if they know anyone interested in adopting a cat or if they are looking for a kitty themselves.
- Social media. Post information and photos on your social media pages to let your friends know about your cat; encourage them to share your post with others.
- Great marketing. Create a compelling flyer with photos of your cat. Show and describe your cat’s great personality traits, as well as any challenges he/she may have. Post this flyer on trusted community boards and at pet supply stores or veterinary offices.
- Use advertising. Place an ad for your cat through a local newspaper, on pet-friendly message boards, and on other online pet adoption forums and pet classified sites. Be smart when you place your ad: request a vet reference, charge a small re-homing fee, and meet potential adopters in person.
- Ask for an adoption fee.. Asking a fee will not deter goo families from inquiring about your cat, and it may stop unscrupulous individuals from responding to your ad. Don’t be shy about asking question when you meet potential adopters. You want to make sure your cat goes to a great home. Ask about children, other pets in the home, whether they have ever had a cat before, are they prepared for your cat’s medical needs. Consider your cat’s best interests—you may ask potential adopters if they will allow you to visit their home prior to placing your cat with them. You should also require a valid form of ID and record the driver’s license number for your records.
- See your vet. Make your cat desirable to adopters by getting a current cat health exam. Other vet care that can help your cat find a new home includes spay/neuter, getting your cat current on vaccinations, have your cat tested for FeLV and FIV; groom your cat and trim your cat’s nails; only adopt out kittens once they are full weaned and at least 10 weeks old. A cat who is already spayed/neutered and vaccinated has a greater chance to find a new home!
Surrendering to a shelter
It’s important to note that many municipal and county shelters are only able to assist with lost and found animals. Many animal organizations, including CAT, may have a waiting list or appointment-only process for bringing cats into the shelter and cannot accept walk-ins.
Do not abandon your cat at any shelter or veterinary clinic. Animal abandonment is a misdemeanor offense in Oregon. Shelters can fine and prosecute those who leave animals at their doorstep.