February 19, 2019
Karen Kraus, Executive Director
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
503-797-2606, ext. 105
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3,000 Oregon and SW Washington cats & kittens eligible to win
$1,398 from the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
Portland, Ore. —The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) kicks off its official countdown to its milestone 100,000th cat spay/neuter surgery with a drawing for the next 3,000 cats and kittens that come through its program.
Having spayed and neutered more than 97,000 cats since the program was established by local veterinarians in 1995, FCCO is encouraging the community to help 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. Every cat that comes to its clinic between now and the 100,000th cat (expected in late August/early September) will be entered into a drawing to win $1,398 and second place wins $101. This seems like an odd number but FCCO chose the prize money on purpose. According to the 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 will have prevented by spaying and neutering 100,000 cats...
“Our goal has always been to make spay/neuter clinics accessible and affordable to caregivers of feral and stray cats, and more recently pet owners that struggle financially. We are very proud to be reaching this incredible milestone with the help of so many people who care so deeply about cats,” said Karen Kraus, Executive Director of the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. “As a community, we’re actively working together to combat pet overpopulation, ultimately reducing the number of homeless cats that come into our shelters, or are getting by on our streets. This drawing is our small way of saying “Thank You” and to bring awareness to how quickly cats can multiply if left unaltered.” To schedule an appointment with FCCO and enter the drawing, 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.
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