We do not have a shelter and depend on foster homes to help care for the cats and kittens while they wait for their permanent home.The guiding mission of Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue’s Foster Care Program is to give cats individualized care and socialization to prepare them for adoption.
Why do we need foster homes?
CGCR needs people who can offer temporary homes for cats and kittens while we find them permanent ones. Since we don’t have a shelter this allows us to save more lives. All of our cats and kittens are in our foster home network. Kitten season presents a particularly important time for the need of foster homes.
There is no greater satisfaction or rewarding experience than to watch a rescue cat blossom into a wonderful pet due to your own generosity and personal commitment to enrich his or her life. By fostering a homeless cat you help to increase its chances of being successfully adopted.
Low Cost/No Cost
Our clinic is for stray and feral cats. Clinics are by appointment only and typically Monday and Friday. Contact us for an appointment.
We have a spay neuter fund to help pay for spaying or neutering of stray and feral cats in our community. Our goal is to prevent the continuing problem of unwanted kittens and cats. Adoptable cats are place in foster care while they wait for their permanent home.
Our clinic is supported entirely by donations. Any amount you can donate will keep us going.
Trap-Neuter-Return of Ferals
Feral is not another word for stray. A stray was once a companion house cat and was abandoned or strayed from home and became lost. Stray cats can often be re-socialized and adopted.
TNR programs are proven to stabilize and significantly reduce the size of free-roaming cat colonies. By limiting free-roaming cat populations, fewer unwanted and homeless cats are taken to shelters and euthanized and for those who don’t like cats, it reduces the cat population.
Through Trap-Neuter-Return, cats are humanely trapped and then delivered to our clinic where they are checked for diseases, spayed or neutered, and one ear is tipped. Cats are returned to their colony and caregivers where they can live out their lives without adding to the homeless cat population.
TNR would not exist without committed caregivers. You may already be feeding cats in your yard or near your office. Take the next step and learn how to humanely trap the cats, have them vaccinated, neutered, and return them to their outside homes. We will support you with
Resources - food, traps, supplies, and healthcare to ease the economic burden
Barn/outdoor homes are needed for neutered, healthy cats. They can help you by keeping rodents in control.
Because we have a feral trap, neuter and return (TNR) program we are often looking to place cats that are not able to return to their site. Barn/outdoor homes are needed for neutered, healthy cats. Except for the young kittens, it is unlikely these feral cats could ever be fully domesticated but they can make wonderful mousers.
Can you provide a new permanent home to two or more homeless cats? All of the cats are fixed and vaccinated. You must be willing to provide shelter, food, water and long-term veterinary care; we can help provide the set-up and starter help. A shelter, where the cats will be safe, can be a barn, shop or other structure.