PDF of media release
October 12, 2016
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
Karen Kraus, Executive Director
OVER 100 CATS EXPECTED at FREE SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC
FOR NATIONAL FERAL CAT DAY
PORTLAND, Ore — The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO), a nonprofit spay/neuter program for cats, expects to spay/neuter over 100 feral and stray cats for free on National Feral Cat Day, Sunday October 16, 2016. In addition FCCO is offering free cat food and outdoor cat shelters.
National Feral Cat Day is a special day to raise awareness about feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return within the community, celebrate feral cat caregivers, and encourage everyone to take action to help cats in their neighborhoods. Spay/neuter improves a cat’s health and prevents future generations of homeless kittens from being born on the streets. This day shows how much the Portland community cares about feral cats and underscores the need for FCCO’s services.
Reporters are invited to visit FCCO’s clinic from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, to get footage of this special clinic. The clinic address is 4522 SW Water Avenue, Portland.
WHO: Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
WHERE: 4522 SW Water Avenue, Portland. (please do not publish this address)
WHEN: Best visuals are between 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016
WHY: Cats are the #1 pet in America and still too many people don’t know much about feral cats or how to best help them.
The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, a 501c3 organization supported solely through donations, is a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program for cats living in Oregon and southwest Washington. Its mission is to improve the welfare and reduce the population of feral cats in our area. The program's services are targeted for feral cats who have caregivers feeding them. Caregivers trap the cats, bring them to a clinic and return the cats to where they are being fed. The organization has spayed and neutered over 82,000 cats since its inception in 1995.