The event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 29 in Tigard

PHOTO COURTESY KATHI LAMM - Kittens Shockwave, Optimus Prime and Grimlock keep their eyes on visitors at the Cat Adoption Teams Whisker Wonderland event at The Benson in November of 2014. The cats pictured here may no longer be available for adoption.For almost 20 years now, the Cat Adoption Team has been helping our feline friends find safe and loving homes.

Indeed, over that period, the good folks at CAT (14175 S.W. Galbreath Dr. in Sherwood) have given more than 30,000 cats and kitten new leases on life.

And they’ll be back at it from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29, this time teaming up with The Filling Station Pet Supplies (10115 S.W. Nimbus Ave. in Tigard) — which just opened its doors on June 20 — to again help cats and kittens find permanent homes.

“This is our first adoption event since we opened. We are very excited to welcome CAT,” said Sindi Somers, store manager at The Filling Station. “We are so excited to be a part of the growing, local community. … We look forward to doing more with them in the future.”PHOTO COURTESY DEBBIE BRUSIUS - Cat Adoption Team volunteer Karen Karger entertains a litter of kittens during CATs Kitten Baby Shower event held earlier this year. The cats pictured here may no longer be available for adoption.

The Filling Station Pet Supplies’ cat experts will be giving away free food and treat samples, while also answering questions about feline nutrition and behavior. There will be prizes for winners of the Feline Trivia Contest on The Filling Station's Facebook page leading up to the event.

The Filling Station — its owner and founder is Laura Amiton — reached out to CAT in its efforts to begin making connections in the area.

“This is how our relationship with CAT began,” Somers said. “We are eager to help and serve our community however we can.”

The Cat Adoption Team plans to have 3-5 kittens available for adoption at this event. The adoption fee for kittens is $125, which includes their spay/neuter surgery, microchipping and registration, and age-appropriate vaccinations.

There are numerous other cats of all ages available for adoption at CAT's Sherwood shelter.

CAT, a 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt organization is the Pacific Northwest’s largest nonprofit, adoption-guarantee cat shelter, regularly hosts adoption events outside its shelter to help cats and kittens meet potential adopters, and to support businesses and events in the community.

“This fun event at The Filling Station a great opportunity to help kittens find loving, permanent homes, and the timing is just right because there are more kittens in the shelter during summer than at other times of the year,” said Heather Svoboda, communications and development manager at CAT.

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