OAKLAND, Ore. — Looking for a new addition to the family? S.O.S.C.A.T. has been around since 2007, but just moved into the downtown Oakland location in November of 2011.
The organization now has a profound amount of cats.
“We are defiantly on overflow. We have 20 cats here at the adoption center. We have another 25 in foster homes and we have everything from small kittens to senior cats,” said S.O.S.C.A.T. Executive Director Diane Smith.
According to the organization, 3,500 kittens are born every hour in the United States. The extreme kitten boom is causing a big problem.
“Seventy-five to 85 percent of animals going into shelters have to be put down because there are not enough people to adopt them. We are a no-kill shelter here, so they stay here till they get adopted,” said Smith.
The purpose of S.O.S.C.A.T. is to reduce the stray and feral cat population in Sutherlin and Oakland through a spay and neuter program.
The organization uses donations from their adoption center store, Alley Cat Treasures to help pay for the cats.
“Donations are given to us or we use the money from items sold in our store. One-hundred percent of the proceeds go to the cats because nobody is paid here. It is strictly volunteers,” said Smith.
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