The third annual Catio Tour, on September 12, 2015, featured ten of Portland's coolest catios!
If you missed the tour you can still sign up for the 2015 Tour guidebook which includes photos and descriptions of each catio plus a page of resources.
Thank you to all the catio hosts, volunteers, and participants for making this year's Catio Tour so great! An album of great photos is available here.
When we receive items that we need from our Wish List we can use our dollars to help even more cats. Many of the items currently on our list are to help outfit our new home.
We put our Wish List on Amazon.com to make purchasing easy and convenient but welcome items purchased locally and brought to our clinic. Please contact us if you have questions.
Did you know? When you shop at Amazon, whether for a Wish List item or for yourself, go to smile.amazon.com. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to FCCO, just by going through AmazonSmile! It's the same Amazon, but with a bonus for the cats!
Please note, we don't always get the sender's name from Amazon. If you would like a receipt for your donation, please send us an email so we can thank you for your support.
Below are some of the items on our Wish List. Whenever possible, we prefer earth-friendly products.
- Cat and kitten food (wet and dry)
- Fleece for trap covers
- Newspaper for lining traps
- Copy paper
- Distilled water
- Heavy-duty, 30-gal. black garbage bags
- Laptop with Windows 10
- Forever postage stamps
- Office supply store gift cards
- 3M masking tape (1" wide)
- Batteries (AA)
Street Tails: FALL 2016
- FCCO’s Services Broaden...page 1
- Story from the Streets…page 1
- Grant to Help Salem Cats…page 1
- Story from the Streets…page 1
- President’s Corner…page 2
- FCCO Wish List…page 2
- Popularity of Catios Increases…page 2
- Improving Lives for Years to Come…page 3
Tour FCCO's Spay/Neuter Clinic!
Tours are held monthly at 10am, typically on the LAST Thursday of the month (check calendar), at our headquarters in SW Portland (4522 SW Water Ave., Portland). Come see how we are making the difference in the lives of so many cats and their caregivers!
Things to know:
- The tour will be approximately 1/2 hour.
- Reservations are required. Space is limited.
- A spay/neuter clinic will be in process (approximately 35 cats expected).
- Medical procedures that may be seen, but are not limited to, might include: spaying, neutering, needle injections (vaccinations, analgesics, antibiotics), and ear tipping. Occasionally people feel queasy at the sight of some procedures - it is okay to step away from the tour as needed.
Register for a tour:
FREE Spay/Neuter Special!
We're having a
SUMMER SPAY SPECTACULAR!
We're offering FREE spay/neuter services for stray and feral cats who visit FCCO's clinic in August 2016! Free services include spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, treatment for fleas, ear mites, pain relief medication and an ear-tip for identification.
Space is limited!
Call 503-797-2606 or
read about our services.
This special is generously sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society and Rachael's Rescue.
Links for Fred Meyer Community Rewards Expired in june! RENEW YOURS TODAY!
If you are you one of the many who linked your Fred Meyer rewards card to FCCO to help raise funds for the cats - thank you! Last quarter, 259 households raised an incredible $842.73 in donations - but those links expired on June 30!
Help us maintain this generous funding source by RE-linking your rewards today! It's also a great time to SIGN UP, if you haven't already. You get all the regular rewards and bonus coupons, and the cats also get rewarded!
Relink your card to our Community Rewards program through an email sent from Fred Meyer on June 8 OR by logging on to your account at fred/meyer.com/community rewards.
Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card you continue to help us earn a donation! Remember, you still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates. Get more information about Fred Meyer Community Rewards Customer Re-enrollment here.
For fun, look at your account summary and scroll to the bottom to see the amount you raised for FCCO last quarter!
Our friends at Universal Cycles generously offered a $10,000 match in gifts to FCCO - we are incredibly grateful for their support!
What is the Give!Guide? Willamette Week’s Give!Guide is an annual year-end giving effort showcasing non-profit organizations in the Portland area. Last year $3,145,015 was raised for 136 organizations through the Give!Guide.
Why donate through the Give!Guide?
1. It's an easy way to show the community the support for the cats! See current Top Ten stats.
2. If you are 35 or under you can help earn FCCO an extra $1,000 (nonprofits with the most young donors in each category will be awarded $1000). See where FCCO stands.
3. You get special incentives, no matter how much you give. This year, if you donate $100 or more, you can receive a limited-edition 2016 FCCO calendar. To get the calendar: donate $100 or more and enter "calendar" in the field for 'donation on behalf of someone.' Please make sure your postal address is correct.
Help feed a hungry kitty this winter!
You can help feed a hungry feral or stray cat through our annual Season's Feedings holiday cat food drive! This month we're collecting bags of unopened dry cat food or canned cat food for feral cats who visit our clinic in December and January. This extra food helps the cats stay healthy during the winter months, gives their caregivers some relief from food costs, and inspires people to get the kitties spayed/neutered this time of year.
Cat food donations can be dropped off at our clinic (call 503-797-2606 for directions & hours) or purchased through our Wish List on Amazon.com
ROAD RUNNER SPORTS' HALLOWEEN PARTY
A Benefit for the Cats - It's FREE and YOU are invited!
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Road Runner Sports
29 NW 23rd Place, Portland
***7% of sales will go to FCCO***
Earn extra raffle tickets for every bag of dry cat food that you bring in for the evening.
There will be a costume contest, snacks, and lots of fun. If we have 50 people there Road Runner Sports will donate an additional $200, so grab your friends and drop by for a spell!
A special all-weekend clinic
Saturday, October 3rd: 127 cats from Othello, Washington were spayed/neutered at our clinic. Sunday, October 4th: An additional 40 cats from Othello were spayed/neutered at our clinic.
At this point the Othello team feels like most of the cats have been trapped and brought to our clinic. There is a plan in place with the one veterinarian serving their community to spay/neuter any remaining cats. This highlights the importance of the eartip indicating that a cat has already been spayed/neutered.
The cats were trapped and transported by a team of volunteers who work on an online show called Animal House TV. While filming an episode of the show they found an exploding population of feral and stray cats in this rural, depressed community. They wanted to help them. They worked with the community for months and once they had them on board for Trap-Neuter-Return, they reached out to FCCO.
Support spay/neuter for feral and stray cats. It makes a difference in so many lives.