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Cats affected by Milepost 97 Fire head to Cat Adoption Team

An orange cat snuggles into a tan cat bed, grateful to be safe.

Today, Cat Adoption Team (CAT) will take in more than 60 kittens and cats to create shelter space for animals displaced by the devastating wildfire burning near Canyonville, Ore.

CAT is sending its animal transport van to Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center in Roseburg to pick up cats that were in that shelter prior to the fire. This will free up space and resources at Saving Grace, which is working to assist animals that have been impacted by the Milepost 97 fire.

“We’ve been working with Saving Grace for years,” says Karen Green, CAT’s executive director, “When they reached out for support because of the fire, we immediately started making plans to help.” 

A trained CAT volunteer will drive the cats and kittens to Cat Adoption Team’s shelter in Sherwood, Ore. CAT’s medical team and shelter staff then will provide intake exams and any necessary medical care, such as vaccinations, treatment for parasites, microchipping, and spay or neuter surgery. 

“If you’ve been thinking about adopting a cat or kitten, now is a great time to go for it,” Green says. “And if you can’t adopt right now, please help spread the word, join us as a volunteer, or make a donation to support rescue efforts like this.” 

Many kittens and cats are available for adoption from CAT immediately. The shelter hopes to have most of the Saving Grace cats ready for adoption by the weekend. 

CAT is located at 14175 SW Galbreath Drive, Sherwood, Ore. To learn more about adoption, volunteer opportunities, or donating to CAT, visit

About Cat Adoption Team

Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is the largest cat shelter in the Pacific Northwest. We offer adoption, foster care, and veterinary services to homeless cats and kittens.

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