Founded in May 1998, the Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is the Pacific Northwest's largest nonprofit, adoption-guarantee cat-only shelter. Our mission is to save the lives of homeless, unwanted, sick, and injured cats and to work with our community to provide feline expertise and quality programs and services for people and cats.
CAT takes in and finds homes for more than 3,000 cats and kittens each year; provides spay/neuter surgeries for approximately 1,500 cats (including low-cost surgery for publicly owned cats and all CAT cats and kittens prior to adoption); and provides information and resources to cat owners throughout the Portland Metro region and beyond. In 2018, CAT found a home for its 45,000th cat! CAT is a founding partner of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP); working together over the past 10 years, ASAP partners have increased feline lifesaving in the Portland metro area to nearly 95% - making our community one of the safest for homeless pets!