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2015 Furball: The Great Catsby!
Mark your calendars for The Great Catsby!
May 2, 2015, 6:00-10:30 pm at the
Portland Art Museum
This year is a very special Furball fundraiser celebrating the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon’s 20th year helping feral and stray cats throughout our area. We are bringing the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s to this year’s event “The Great Catsby” Furball. It will surely be the cat’s meow so be sure not to miss out.
The Furball is the largest annual fundraiser for FCCO. The funds raised at the event help to support the spaying and neutering of thousands of feral and stray cats throughout Oregon and SW Washington.
'Spayed in Oregon' Design Available!
The "Spayed in Oregon" design is truly uniquely Oregon! Order baseball shirts and sweatshirts direct from FCCO, and now drink-ware and totes are available through CafePress!
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Huge purrs of thanks to Personal Beast, "Your Cat's and Dog's Favorite Pet Shop!" located on 8119 SE Stark Street in Portland.
With acknowledgements also to the City of Portland.
Fred Meyer Rewards Cats!
When you link your Rewards number to FCCO you still get your regular rewards but the cats also get points that lead to donations!
Follow this link to add FCCO to your Rewards. You can search either by typing "Feral Cat Coalition" or enter our organization number 88554. If you have problems please call 1-866-518-2686. Start earning rewards for the cats today!
When you shop at Amazon, whether for a gift, a Wish List item or for yourself, go to smile.amazon.com.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to FCCO, and all you have to do is go through AmazonSmile! It's the same Amazon, but this simple step adds up to big support for the the cats!
Now you can smile while you shop!
Exercise for Cats!
No, this isn't an exercise plan for cats to do - but an easy way for you to help raise funds to help cats! Whether you are training for a 10k or simply taking Spot for a walk, sign up with ResQWalk, pick FCCO, and help the cats with each step!
Each week ResQwalk announces a donation pool (e.g. $2,500) and in order for a group to receive donations from the pool, its supporters simply need to check-in to the app when they go for a walk. Each walker's distance is recorded in the user profile and added to the group's weekly sum. At the end of the week donations are paid out to the groups proportionally to the total distance walked. The more you walk, the more you help the cats! That's purrfect motivation for rainy winter days!
Users can view their walk history, including both time and distance traveled, and see how you've helped FCCO along the way. Reviews are great!
Originally only for Apple products, ResQWalk now works with Android, too!
70,000 Cats Helped!
Our special 70,000th kitty lives in Portland with her siblings and mom, plus a few colony mates. Their caregiver Courtney already brought in the mom cat and colony mates.
Courtney thought there were only three cats in this litter, but then realized after trapping the three that there was an extra one who looked just like one of the others. She was able to trap the last cat for the next clinic and appreciates how important the eartip is for telling which cats have already been spayed/ neutered.
Thanks to Courtney and to all helping the cats!
Second Annual Catio Tour Huge Success!
FCCO and the Audubon Society of Portland hosted the 2nd Annual Catio Tour to offer more inspiration for those looking for their cats to have safe outdoor time. Whether you are giving an indoor-only kitty some outdoor time, keeping an in-out cat safe, or transitioning an outdoor-only feline to indoors, a catio is the way to go!
Watch "A Better Life" and Change Their World
Produced and donated by Engage Photo & Video
Help FCCO Help the Cats... Volunteer!
We are always looking for help at our clinics, with fundraising, and in the office. Right now we also have some specific positions we are seeking to fill right away in Portland.
General office volunteer– email caregivers and help with data entry and office projects.
Outreach volunteer– attend street fairs, farmer’s markets, and other events sharing information about our services with the public
Trap Depot – maintain a trap inventory at your home or business where caregivers can pick up and return humane traps.
Phone scheduling volunteer– pick up inbound calls, screen cats for eligibility for FCCO clinics, and assist callers with questions regarding feral cats and TNR.
Click here to read about these volunteer positions and more ways you can help!
Cats and Wildlife
At the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, we believe the best option is to work collaboratively to find solutions that help cats and birds. We have worked with the Portland Audubon Society for over a decade. We share a common goal of fewer cats living outdoors. We are working together on initiatives including Cats Safe at Home™ where we encourage people to not let their pet cats roam free. Fewer free-roaming cats mean fewer feral cats born on our streets and fewer cats means less predation on wildlife.
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The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP), of which FCCO is a founding member, wants to dramatically reduce the euthanasia of cats across the Portland Oregon metro area during the next five years. This is a collective effort - we need your help, too. Are you a feral cat caregiver? Do you have a cat that needs to be spayed/ neutered? There is help! Click here to read our caregiver information and about our spay/neuter clinics.
Do you need help getting your PET CAT spayed/neutered?
Click here for a flyer for a FREE special to get your whole Kitty and Kaboodle spayed/neutered! The special is for September 23 - 27 but don't wait to reserve your spot!
Please help us help the cats. Follow this link and print out our flyers and keep some in your car. When you are at the store, coffee shop, vet's office, church, or any place with a community bulletin board, please post one. Remember, each caregiver you reach is another cat helped, and suffering for future litters prevented!
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