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Cats from New Mexico come to CAT for a Second Chance

The interior of a cargo plane holds multiple cats in cat carriers. An inset image of the airplane on the runway can be found in the bottom right corner.

(12/23/2020) — Thanks to a lifesaving rescue flight, a group of 10 cats and kittens from New Mexico have landed at Cat Adoption Team to find new homes for the holidays! Nearly 40 dogs and puppies who were also on the flight transferred to Oregon Humane Society. The pets all arrived on Dec. 22 as part of a partnership with the ASPCA and Wings of Rescue.

CAT’s Nine Lives Transfer Program partners with other organizations to bring in cats and kittens from areas where there are more pets in shelters than available adopters. We have partners throughout Oregon and our region, and take in cats from farther away when possible. This year, we’ve focused our transports to assist Oregon partners hit hardest by the pandemic. A group of 14 cats is headed to CAT today from Southern Oregon.

“We are grateful to our local adopters and partners like the ASPCA for making these lifesaving transports possible,” says Karen Green, executive director of CAT. “Despite the pandemic, our team and our community continue to work hard to save as many lives as possible.”

The New Mexico cats are undergoing their initial exams now. They’ll be made available for adoption and posted to the adoption page on CAT’s website over the next couple of days.

Cat Adoption Team is currently closed to walk-in traffic, but adoptions are continuing through our virtual adoption process. Available kitties and details about the adoption process can be found at

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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