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.
CGCR is adjusting our practices and plans in response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, including federal and state mandates.
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 3 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 pause due to COVID-19 outbreak.
We know more then ever we need to do our part to help keep our community safe and healthy! CGCR clinics and intake are suspended until we have been cleared to reopen.
If you had an appointment you will be contacted to reschedule when the Governmental restrictions and sterile medical supply shortages allow us to resume.
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 feeding or shelter them .
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 KITTEN SEASON
Foster: If you are knowledgeable about cats, fostering, or not so knowledable, fostering helps give cats or kittens they time they need before going to our petco partners
Care for Kittens: At 2-3 weeks, kittens must be bottle-fed every few hours. If you are able to foster small kittens.
Adopt: Adopting a cat during kitten season helps us care for another homeless kitten or cat and adds joy to your life
Donate: If you have free time, donate several hours or one day per week Or, if you don't have time, make a financial contribution.
Prevent Un Wanted Kittens: Yes, kittens are cute, but not when they are homeless and at risk. Spay or neuter your pet and keep her or him indoors. Check with us for our low cost donation based clinic and our Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) programs for local feral cats.
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
Barn Homes Needed
If you can provide a home for feral kittens and cats please fill out our Barn Home Application ... Thank you.
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.