July 22, 2019
Karen Kraus, Executive Director
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
503-797-2606, ext. 105
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Milestone 100,000th Cat Spayed/Neutered
by Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
Portland, Oregon —July 22, 2019 - The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) neutered their landmark 100,000th cat on Friday. July 19.
This handsome young cat is named Boo and is cared for by Jason in Woodburn, OR. He and his family moved into a new home a couple years ago, and last year noticed a cat was living under the house. The cat ended up having 3 kittens, but only the mama and one kitten ended up staying in the area. The mama cat ended up having a second litter this spring and Jason knew it was time to get the cats spayed/neutered before there were more. Boo, his mom and all four of his litter mates were spayed/neutered and vaccinated at FCCO on Friday.
According to our feral cat equation, one unaltered female and her offspring, can produce 1.398 MILLION cats over the span of 10 years. Just imagine the amount of feral and stray cats that FCCO and the wonderful caregivers in our community have prevented by spaying and neutering 100,000 cats...
FCCO was established by local veterinarians in 1995. The organization encourages the community to spay/neuter feral, stray and pet cats as a simple, humane and effective way to curb pet overpopulation and reduce the number of homeless pets in Oregon and SW Washington.
“Our goal has always been to make spay/neuter accessible and affordable to caregivers of feral and stray cats, and now we also help pet owners who need an affordable option. Reaching 100,000 cats in need is an incredible milestone made possible by our volunteers, donors, staff and most importantly the community who cares deeply about the welfare of these animals. This is truly a shared accomplishment for us all to celebrate” said Karen Kraus, Executive Director of the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. “Together, we’re actively working together to combat pet overpopulation, ultimately reducing the number of homeless cats living on our streets.”
To schedule an appointment with FCCO please call 503-797-2606 or go to feralcats.com
The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, a 501c3 organization supported solely through donations, is a unique spay/neuter program with a state-of-the-art clinic for feral, stray, and pet cats serving over 22 counties in Oregon and SW Washington. Our mission is to improve the welfare and reduce the population of feral and stray cats through spay/neuter programs and education. Holding 4 clinics per week, spaying over 6,000 cats per year, enables us to prevent litters and reduce the number of animals for whom resources are not available. Our unique program offers feral and stray cat services to caregivers at no charge. Low-cost services are available for pet cats. For more information please visit feralcats.com.
PHOTOS AVAILABLE FOR MEDIA RELEASE WITH CREDIT: Lamm Photography