The Oregon Humane Society’s Cat of the Week is Conrad Birdie. He is feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the major changes going on in his life at this time and is looking for someone that will make him feel safe again. This refined older gentleman has a very easygoing and relaxed demeanor but feels uneasy in new situations and will have a short period of adjustment to gather his bearings. It is clear that Conrad longs to be close to someone as he gazes at people who show him affection and gives gentle headbutt-kisses. A quiet and relaxed mature home is best suited for him. You can be the one to give this deserving fellow a chance at living the good life in his golden years. Come meet with Conrad at the Oregon Humane Society, 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland 503-285-7722. Visiting hours are Sun-Wed 10-7 and Thurs-Sat 10-9 and adoption hours are Sun-Wed 10-6:30 and Thurs-Sat 10-8:30.
As a 12 year old cat he has a senior adoption fee of $12 which includes neuter, microchip ID, collar and OHS ID tag, initial vaccines, courtesy veterinarian exam, and plenty of post adoption support! Availability is subject to prior adoption.
The Oregon Humane Society’s Dog of the Week is Maggie. She is a nine year young Labrador mix and we are assisting her in finding someone who will spoil her through her golden years. Maggie has lived with cats, dogs, goats, cows and children and did well with all of them! Her muzzle may be greying, but she still has quite a spring in her step. She enjoys riding in the car, going for walks, and spending lots of time with her people. Maggie is an easy-going girl but can get anxious in new places at first, so will need to find someone who will help her adjust to her new surroundings with patience and kindness. In turn they will be rewarded with a faithful loyal friend. Maggie tells us to let everyone know “I hope that someone will want to be my forever friend very soon!” Maybe it will be you! You can meet with her at the Oregon Humane Society, 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland 503-285-7722. Visiting hours are Sun-Wed 10-7 and Thurs-Sat 10-9 and adoption hours are Sun-Wed 10-6:30 and Thurs-Sat 10-8:30.
Her adoption fee includes spay, microchip ID, collar and OHS ID tag, initial vaccines, courtesy veterinarian exam, and plenty of post adoption support! Availability is subject to prior adoption.
Start off your summer vacation by taking your cats and kittens on a SPAYcation June 17 – 21. With over 17,000 cats brought to local shelters annually, this is a life-saving adventure.
Summer vacations are a family tradition. This June, you can take all your cats and kittens on a SPAYcation. The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) is offering free spay & neuter surgeries for cats and kittens this
June. Caretakers of stray or feral cats can take advantage of this offer as well.
Qualified cat owners are eligible for free surgeries June 17 – June 21. Kittens need to be at least eight weeks old and weigh 2.5 pounds. Surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians, and costs are subsidized through
charitable donations. Over 500 spay/neuter surgery spots will be available the week of June 17 – 21 as part of this campaign.
“As the days get longer, the cats start to reproduce at a much higher rate. Two cats can become 100 cats in a matter of months,” said Dr. Kris Otteman, OHS Director of Shelter Medicine. “With 17,000 cats entering our area shelters annually, we need to focus on finding good homes for them, without a flood of kittens adding to the overpopulation.” This feline overpopulation is exactly what the ASAP member shelters are working to reduce through the Spay & Save program and special offers like SPAYcation.
Over 500 free cat spay/neuter surgery spots will be available the week of June 17 – 21. Spay/neuter surgeries for cats and kittens (8 weeks or older; 2.5 pounds; and healthy)
June 17 through June 21, 2013
How to Qualify:
Qualified cat owners must live in Clackamas, Multnomah,Washington, or Clark Counties AND receive government assistance, such as Medicaid, food stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8/Public
housing, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Oregon Health plan and Subsidized Lunch Program funding.
Services provided by licensed veterinarians and caring surgical teams at the locations below. Transportation assistance may be available for those unable to take advantage of this offer because of travel issues.
Cat Adoption Team – Sherwood
Oregon Humane Society – NE Portland
Multnomah County Animal Services – Troutdale
Humane Society of SW Washington – Vancouver
Feral Cat Coalition – for strays or feral cats
How to Participate:
Call 1-800-345-SPAY for a cat you own; or 503-797-2606 for feral cats. Free spay/neuter appointments will be scheduled for June 17 – June 21, 2013 only.
In honor of Adopt-a-Cat Month in June, the Oregon Humane Society is offering a spectacular adoption special. From June 1-9, OHS is reducing adoption fees for all cats and kittens to just $10. The $10 fee for kittens is the lowest ever offered by OHS.
Why celebrate Adopt-a-Cat Month in June? During the spring and summer months each year, shelters see a dramatic rise in the number of cats and kittens entering their doors because of “kitten season.” June is a fantastic time to find a feline friend. OHS will have a wide selection of adult cats and kittens available to suit many personalities and lifestyles.
By adopting a cat or kitten from OHS, people are also helping to reduce cat
overpopulation: all cats and kittens adopted through OHS are spayed or neutered.
Every OHS cat also comes with an identification microchip, collar and tag; has received an initial round of vaccinations; and comes with a free first visit to a veterinarian. The promotion begins Saturday, June 1 and runs through Sunday, June 9. Visit http://www.oregonhumane.org/news/stories/Adoption_promotions.asp to learn more.
Adopt-a Cat Month Adoption Special:
What: $10 adoption fee on all cats and kittens
When: Saturday, June 1 through Sunday, June 9
Where: Oregon Humane Society, 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97211
Call: (503) 285-7722 for directions and adoption information
• Get $15 off some of our special cats (June 7 – 9) at the Sherwood shelter
• Meet CAT’s Executive Director, Karen Green, Board of Trustees, and members of the management team
• Enjoy refreshments
• Tour the newly remodeled facility and meet the cats and kittens
• Bring a gift for CAT’s 15th anniversary
• Learn how you can help CAT save more feline lives by volunteering or fostering
• And more!
15 years of helping cats land on their feet
Opened in May 1998 with 35 cats for adoption
In 2000, CAT achieved 1,000 cat adoptions
CAT opens on-site veterinary hospital, the first such hospital ever opened in an Oregon animal shelter
In 2004, CAT becomes an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal shelter
CAT’s national recognized foster program started in 2005
Fifty-one feline victims of Hurricane Katrina are flow to CAT’s shelter in 2006
CAT reaches 10,000 cat adoptions in 2006
CAT and other animal shelters formed ASAP (Animal Shelter Alliance) of Portland in 2006
In January 2008, CAT helps 14 Cats from Beirut, Lebanon, find homes in Portland
CAT opens the first organized pet food bank in Portland in June 2008 and has given out 142,449 pounds of cat food to help struggling cat owners feed their pets
2008 was also when CAT started offering low-cost spay/neuter services for owned cats
In 2009, CAT reaches its 20,000th cat adoption
The Thrift Store benefitting CAT was opened in 2011
CAT’s shelter is flooded by a burst pipe in the spring of 2012
By 2013, CAT has spayed/neutered 6,600 publicly owned cats through the Spay & Save program