Sherwood, October 16th. The Cat Adoption Team is thrilled to announce that Petco Foundation is supporting the repair work done to the Sherwood shelter with a $38,000 grant. CAT is putting the final touches on the cat-only shelter after flooding from a broken pipe caused damage to over 60 percent of the building in April.
Much of the repairs were covered by insurance; however, CAT made some much needed improvements to the facility while the contractors were there at the shelter. This included removing all the carpet from the shelter, even in unaffected areas; removing a wall in the on-site veterinary hospital to add more work space; adding another sink and work station in the hospital; and freshening the paint throughout the building.
These enhancements have made a huge difference for the shelter—improving the cleanliness, work flow, and efficiency. Thanks to Petco Foundation’s support, in conjunction with the local Petco store, funds donated to CAT for the care of cats will not be diverted towards these needed improvements.
“CAT has a wonderful relationship with our local Tualatin Petco store. They host about 8 of our cats for adoption inside their store in a beautiful room and are always looking for more ways to be engaged with our organization,” said Kristi Brooks, CAT Operations Manager.
Read more about the flood and how CAT recovered while continuing to do feline adoptions and host low-cost feline spay/neuter clinics: catadoptionteam.org/news-events/stories/flooding-at-cat/169/
Photos of the damage and repairs can be found on CAT’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150739822502649.426179.178796082648&type=3
The Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is the Pacific Northwest’s largest non-profit, feline-only adoption guarantee shelter. CAT was the first animal shelter in Oregon with its own full service veterinary hospital on site (2002). CAT was also the first shelter in the Portland-metro area to open an organized pet food bank (2008). The Cat Food Bank hands out over 3,000 pounds of donated food monthly. CAT’s mission is to work with the community to save the lives of unwanted, homeless, sick, and injured cats and kittens by offering shelter, adoption, foster, low-cost spay/neuter, and veterinary services to end needless feline euthanasia. CAT will find homes for over 2,700 felines this year. As a 501(c)(3) publicly-supported charity, CAT relies on the generous support of the public and volunteers.