Cat Adoption Team

Sherwood Shelter Hours
Tues-Fri 12 - 7 pm
Sat-Sun 12 - 6 pm
Closed Monday
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Cat food drives

Host a cat food drive to support our Cat Food Bank.

This makes a great community service project for student groups, offices, or troops. Members work together to gather cat food donations that can be used to feed our shelter cats and fill the shelves of our Cat Food Bank.

More details about Food Drives can be found on our Cat Food Bank donation page.

Leaving a bequest


Planned gifts often offer financial and tax benefits to the donor and are among the most effective ways to ensure that CAT can continue to save the lives of our community’s homeless and injured cats and kittens each year.

Review the following seven ways to reduce your taxes by making a gift to Cat Adoption Team, and then talk to your tax adviser about financial and estate planning options that will ensure your family’s goals are being met.

The most common types of planned gifts are:

1.  Bequests: Through your Will or Living Trust, you can donate to CAT a fixed amount or a percentage of your estate. Recommended language to use in your will: “I give, devise, and bequeath the sum of $_____ to the Cat Adoption Team, a charitable organization located in Sherwood, Oregon (EIN#20-0773189).”

2.  The Pension Protection Act of 2006: If you are 70-and-one-half years or older, you can make an outright gift to CAT by transferring funds directly from your individual retirement account (IRA) without paying federal income taxes on the distribution. The gift must be made by the end of the year and will count towards your minimum required distribution. Please consult your tax adviser for current donation limits.

3.  Charitable Gift Annuities: A Cat Adoption Team charitable gift annuity will provide an immediate or deferred fixed-income stream for one or two people. This is an excellent way to increase retirement income or help support aging parents. Payout rates are based on age, and a portion of your payment will be tax-free. You will also receive a charitable income tax deduction in the year of the gift.

4.  Appreciated Assets: Donate stocks, bonds, or real estate to fund a planned gift and avoid substantial capital gains taxes on these assets. If you donate appreciated securities that you have owned for more than one year, you get a deduction for the full market value of the securities, even when it is greater than the amount you paid. You don’t have to declare the difference or the profit as income, a double benefit.

5.  Paid-Up Life Insurance Policies:  When your family responsibilities decrease and your policies are no longer critical to your family’s well-being, use them to support CAT’s work.

6.  Retirement Plans:  Tax-deferred IRA and 401K plans may be extremely vulnerable to high income and estate taxes. Naming the Cat Adoption Team as a beneficiary will reduce these taxes and allow you to leave other assets to heirs.

7.  Trusts: A charitable lead trust will generate funding for CAT until the time comes to transfer the remainder of the fund to your heirs. In the meantime, taxes can be minimized. A charitable remainder trust will provide lifetime income to you or your heirs, along with some tax benefits. When the income payout period ends, the remainder of the trust flows to the Cat Adoption Team.

Please consult with your independent financial, tax, or legal adviser for specific help with your particular situation, as CAT does not provide financial, tax, or legal advice.

For more information about these types of gifts or other giving opportunities, please contact CAT’s Communications & Development Manager at (503) 925 8903 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or speak directly with your tax adviser.

The Cat Adoption Team is a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Cat Adoption Team’s Tax ID# is 20-0773189.

Support CAT

Support CAT


Donate to CAT today and put your love of cats into life-saving action — helping more cats land on their feet.
Whether a homeless cat is sick, injured, or simply in need of a home, your donation ensures that a cat receives help when he or she needs it.

Here are some examples of what your donation will provide for the cats:
  • $25 tests two cats for feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)
  • $50 sends a litter of kittens to a foster family with supplies to help ensure a healthy start to a long life
  • $100 provides a warm, safe, loving environment, including a clean kennel, litter box, food, and toys for a cat at the shelter while s/he waits for a new family
  • $250 pays for subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for nine cat owners in financial need
  • $500 stocks our on-site veterinary hospital with medications to provide life-saving support and perform specialized surgeries
  • $1,000 alters 10 litters of kittens and their mothers to break the cycle of cat overpopulation

Check out all the ways to support CAT, including making a secure online donation today. The Cat Adoption Team is a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Cat Adoption Team’s Tax ID# is 20-0773189.

In an effort to help CAT save resources, you will not receive an additional written receipt for your online donation. Please be sure to print out your receipt for your records.

CAT will not sell, share, or rent donor information.

Cat cage sponsorship

Sponsor a cat cage or free-roam room at the shelter. Your sponsorship provides necessary medical care, foster care supplies, and shelter and adoption services to cats and kittens while they await their new homes. All sponsors receive the CAT newsletter twice per year.

Kitty Sponsor ($25 or more) Help vaccinate and spay a female cat so she stops producing unwanted litters

Calico Sponsor ($50 or more) Give a litter of kittens a healthy start in life with vaccinations and treatment for parasites

Tabby Sponsor* ($100 or more) Sponsor a cat cage for six months and provide for the care of a healthy cat until he is adopted

Tiger Cat Sponsor* ($250 or more) Sponsor a cat cage for one year and help stock CAT’s onsite feline hospital with medical supplies

Cool Cat Sponsor* ($500 or more) Sponsor a free-roam room for one year and provide medical care and supplies for our special needs cats

Top Cat Sponsor* ($1,000 or more) Sponsor our upstairs lobby or feline hospital for one year and cover the cost of 50 spay/neuter surgeries

*These levels qualify for a commemorative plaque.

Become a sponsor now by downloading our Sponsorship Program Form (pdf) and mailing it to: Cat Adoption Team, Attn: Development, 14175 SW Galbreath Drive, Sherwood, OR 97140 

The Cat Adoption Team is a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Cat Adoption Team’s Tax ID# is 20-0773189.

Honor a loved one

A gift in honor of or in memory of a friend, family member, or beloved pet is a thoughtful way to pay tribute to his/her life and make a difference for the cats in our care.

To make a donation to CAT in honor of a friend, relative, or pet, please send your donation to: Cat Adoption Team, Attn: Honor/Memorial Gift, 14175 SW Galbreath Drive, Sherwood, OR 97140.

Make your gift securely online. Just fill out the name of the person/pet you wish to honor and provide the recipient’s address.

CAT will send a letter recognizing your gift to the person of your choice. Please include the name and address of the person to whom you would like to pay tribute and any specialized message.

Please note: When you make a tribute donation, the amount of your gift is shown only on your acknowledgment. The person you designate will receive a separate, specialized letter.

Cat Cage Sponsorship: Our cat cage sponsorship program allows for memorial and tribute plaques placed on cages and rooms.

The Cat Adoption Team is a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Cat Adoption Team’s Tax ID# is 20-0773189.

Underwrite low-cost feline fixes

Underwrite low-cost feline fixes

Thank you for choosing to support the Cat Adoption Team’s spay/neuter fund.

You are helping CAT provide struggling cat owners with subsidized spay/neuter services for their pet cats.

Your donation will underwrite the cost of a spay/neuter surgery enabling CAT’s high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinic continue to offer $10 feline fixes.

CAT needs to raise $10,000 to continue this vital community program.

Your donation of $25 will cover the cost of neutering a male cat; $40 covers the cost to spay a female cat.

With your help, CAT will continue to help cats land on their feet and in loving homes

Join the Meow Team

Join the Meow Team


Make giving easy - become a Meow Team member today!

Your commitment to make a monthly donation provides a dependable stream of income to support CAT’s programs and services, including high-quality care and adoption programs for our shelter cats and low-cost spay/neuter options for our community. Meow Team members pledge to contribute monthly at any amount of $10 and above for a period of at least 12 months.

Join the Meow Team today using our secure online donation form.
On the donation form, simply check that you want to be a Meow Team member and select the number of monthly donations you wish to make.

As a monthly donor, you’ll enjoy the benefits of membership:

- “thank you” gift and welcome letter
- 10% off coupon to use in CAT’s retail area or Thrift Store
- special announcements and invitations to CAT events
- peace of mind knowing that your donation is saving lives! 

For more information or questions about Meow Team membership, or to make your monthly donation via checking account EFT, please contact our Communications and Development office at (503) 925-8903 x257.

CAT does not sell, share, or rent donor information.

Double your gift to CAT

Many companies generously support local nonprofit organizations through matching gifts. Here are examples of how companies contribute through such programs:

  • Pay a certain dollar amount for every hour an employee volunteers with a nonprofit group
  • Match employees’ donations to a nonprofit group
  • Give employees time off to volunteer
  • Make a payroll deduction

Please check with your company’s human resources department to find out how you can make your volunteer time or monetary donation go even further.

Local companies that have one or more of such programs:




Bank of America

Black United Front

Boeing Portland, Inc

City of Portland

Equity Foundation



Home Depot

JP Morgan Chase



Kaiser Permanente

Key Bank

Local Independent Charities


Mentor Graphics


Milgard Manufacturing, Inc


North Pacific

ODS Health Plans

Oregon Realty

Pacific Power

Pepsi Bottling Group Foundation, Inc

Pepsico Foundation

Phoenix Technologies

Port of Portland Employees

Portland General Electric




Rose City Mortgage

The Standard

Stream Global Services






Umpqua Bank

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

United Way of Tri-State

US Bancorp Foundation


Welch Allyn

Wells Fargo

World Reach, Inc.

The Cat Adoption Team is a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Cat Adoption Team’s Tax ID# is 20-0773189.