Location: Whisker Wonderland 2016 will be held at The Nines Hotel ballroom. Located next to Pioneer Square in downtown Portland, this luxury hotel will provide a beautiful backdrop to our event festivities.
The Nines Hotel
525 SW Morrison
Portland, Oregon 97204
Parking: Parking information will be available closer to the event date.
Wesleigh Ogle, News Reporter
CAT is pleased to welcome Wesleigh Ogle as emcee of our 2016 gala. Wesleigh is the morning feature reporter and fill-in anchor at KATU News in Portland. She has lived in Oregon nearly 4 years, working as a reporter and anchor in Coos Bay and Eugene before moving to Portland. She graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and a B.A. in Religious Studies from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Wesleigh is originally from Irvine, California but she has fallen in love with Oregon. That’s why she can’t bring herself to leave! Wesleigh became a member of the CAT family in June when she visited the shelter to cover Kitten Palooza for KATU. She fell completely in love with Sylvia and just couldn’t live without her. A few days later, she returned to the shelter to adopt her. They couldn’t be happier!
Brian Bice, Maximized Philanthropy Auctions
CAT is excited to welcome back auctioneer Brian Bice for Whisker Wonderland 2015. Brian has been serving as auctioneer for school, charity, and club fundraisers for more than twenty years. In his role as auctioneer, he engages the audience with an enthusiastic, energetic style and quick-witted playfulness. Bidders are drawn into the fun in ways that make them want to participate in the action. Brian lives in Lake Oswego with his wife, Carmen, and two sons. In his spare time, he serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for CASA of Clackamas County and is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Lake Oswego.
More than 250 CAT lovers attended Whisker Wonderland 2015, which was held on November 14 at The Crowne Plaza Portland. Your generous support raised just over $100,000 to save the lives of cats and kittens in need—thank you!. We also wish to extend our gratitude to individuals and organizations who donated auction items or volunteered at the event.
Whisker Wonderland 2015 Photo Gallery
Whisker Wonderland 2014 Photo Gallery
Whisker Wonderland 2013 Photo Gallery
Event photography generously donated by Lamm Photography
Annie Bloom’s Books
Atiyeh Brothers Rug and Carpet Cleaning
Bag & Baggage Productions
Best Friends Animal Society
Campbell Pet Company
CAT Thrift Store
Diva Den Studio
Doctors Foster and Smith
Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast
The Human Bean
Jackalope Wine Cellars
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Lloyd Center Ice Rink
Cindy & Joe Mooney
New Seasons – Progress Ridge
Nora B Designs
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Oregon State Athletics
Oriental Trading Company
Patti Smith & Dana Schwartz
The Bark Magazine
Toro Bravo Inc
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.