SHERWOOD, OR (July 27, 2020) – Cat Adoption Team (CAT) in Sherwood, Ore., is the recipient of several generous grants to help the organization continue its mission despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent grants include support from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), Best Friends Animal Society, and Michelson Found Animals, as well as ongoing sponsorship support from Purina.
The ASPCA awarded a $50,000 grant to CAT as part of its national ASPCA Relief and Recovery Initiative. The grant will help CAT fund essential programs and services including general operations, adoptions, veterinary care, and transfer and foster programs, which are proving to be crucial to animal welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CAT received a $10,000 Rachael Ray Save Them All COVID-19 Relief Grant from Best Friends Animal Society. Funds will help CAT continue to provide spay/neuter surgeries and other critical medical care that prepares homeless cats and kittens for successful adoption into loving new homes.
Through the #SpayTogether initiative, CAT was awarded 500 free microchips from Michelson Found Animals. This microchip grant will help ensure that all felines adopted from CAT are microchipped and registered, an important step to reducing the homeless pet population by helping more lost pets reunite with their families.
Purina has renewed their shelter sponsorship of CAT through 2021. As a Purina Shelter Champion, CAT receives donated food, litter, and FortiFlora probiotic for cats in its care. In April of this year, Purina provided additional grant funding to CAT to help support the organization during the current crisis.
For more information about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts Cat Adoption Team, read this article.