Covid 19 update
The good news is that Oregon’s “Stay home, stay safe” policy to slow the spread of Coronavirus seems to be working. The not so good news is that our spay and neuter clinic and intake are canceled until mid June when the WA hope restrictions are lifted. In the mean time, stay home, stay safe and help our community cats as best you can.
If you have an emergency injured cat please contact us or a locol vet. Vets in Oregon are now allowed to do spay and neuter surgeries. So if you can schedule an appt. to prevent unwanted kittens.
Our Mission: To end “cat abandonment” in all of its forms.
Our Methods: Trap/Neuter/Return Program; Adoption of friendly cats; Early spay/neuter.
Our Madness: We believe we can reinvent the way people think about cats and reduce cat overpopulation and suffering.
Update 4/20: Spay & Neuter Program Temporarily Suspended
Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue is a nonprofit volunteer group dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and placing the community’s abandoned, neglected and injured cats and kittens into loving, lifetime homes. We are a group of individuals committed to helping cats in our community. Our goal is to help with the problem of cat over-population.
We are not a shelter; we are a rescue group that provides spay and neuter services for stray and feral cats in our community. Adoptable cats are placed in foster homes while they await their new home or taken to our Petco adoption partners in Portland. We are 100% privately funded through donations and grants and all of our money is spent on the cats' care. We do pay our vets who offer their services to our clinic.
Because of the number of homeless cats who need our help, we do not intake pets.
Our service area includes Hood River County, northern Wasco County in OR; part of Skamania County, and western Klickitat County in WA.
More specifically - The Columbia River Gorge Corridor from the west end : The Bridge of the Gods to the Dalles Bridge at the east end and including:
North Bonneville in Skamania Co; the communities along Hwy. 141 -Trout Lake, Snowden, Klickatat and Glenwood in Klickitat Co.; and Dufur in Wasco Co.
Click the arrow to see our adoptable cats and kittens
All clinic appointments and intake are on hold due to COVID-19 requirements
It is with a heavy heart that we announce that CGCR clinics and intake are suspended until we have been cleared to reopen in line with the Oregon Governor’s order and recommendations from the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.
Clinic Appt. - If you had a clinic appointment you will be contacted to reschedule when the Governmental restrictions and sterile medical supply shortages allow us to resume.
Intake - of cats and kittens for adoptions are suspended. We hope to resume soon and will update when we can.
If there is a emergency in relation to an injury, eminent death or dumped orphan kittens (this does not relate to newborn kittens born on site with a mother) Please message us, call animal control or a local vet to help.
HOW TO HELP DURING COVID 19 Restrictions and KITTEN SEASON
Foster: If you are knowledgeable about cats, fostering orphaned kittens may be needed until we can transfer them to a shelter.
Care for Kittens: At 2-3 weeks, kittens must be bottle-fed every few hours. If you are able to foster small kittens.
We need our community to partner with us more than ever to help us help cats, since ALL shelters are restricted to not allow intake of community cats.
Any free roaming cats in need please help as best you can by continuing to feed and shelter them.
Donations - for supplies of cardboard carriers when we reopen are appreciated as we will be required to use cardboard for any transport.
Need Help ?
Our volunteer organization exists to help homeless cats in the Columbia River Gorge.
We are a small group of volunteers, we are not available 24/7. However, we very much want to help.
If you have an emergency Please use our Emergency Link for a quicker response
The Gorge is a unique area with many small communities and juridictions that politically are not connected. We have fixed over 6300 cats since 2007 throughout this varied landscape of towns and jurisdictions spanning both sides of the Columbia River. Our small, dedicated, volunteer forces have made this happen.
Barn Homes Needed- on hold until further notice - thank you
If you can provide a home for feral kittens and cats please fill out our Barn Home Application ... Thank you.