August 2, 2021 – Cat Adoption Team (CAT) announced today a $26,000 grant investment from the newly named, Petco Love, to support their lifesaving work for animals in the Portland metro area. Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, they’ve empowered organizations with $300 million invested to date in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And, they’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations, like ours, nationwide.
“Petco Love announces an investment in Cat Adoption Team and hundreds of other organizations as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only one component. In April, we also launched the first of our national tools, Petco Love Lost, to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for and impact of our foster and transfer programs,” said Karen Green, Executive Director of CAT. “Petco Love’s investment in CAT supports everything from staffing and medical care to foster and transport expenses so we can continue saving as many lives as possible.”
Cat Adoption Team is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving cats through adoption, foster, and veterinary care and by supporting human-feline relationships in the Portland metro area and beyond. Since 1998, CAT has found homes for more than 54,000 cats and kittens, and helped increase the live-release rate for shelter cats in the Portland metro area to over 95 percent.
For more information about CAT, visit catadoptionteam.org or follow CAT on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to join us in saving lives. To learn more about Petco Love, visit petcolove.org or follow at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work they’re leading every day.