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With the Milepost 97 fire burning near Canyonville, a local feline adoption agency steps up to help.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Cat Adoption Team volunteer Karen Karger entertains a litter of kittens in this recent photo.The Cat Adoption Team of Sherwood will take in more than 60 kittens and cats to create shelter space for animals displaced by the wildfire burning near Canyonville, Ore.

The team is sending its animal transport van to Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center in Roseburg to pick up cats that were in that shelter prior to the fire. This will free up space and resources at Saving Grace, which is working to assist animals that have been impacted by the Milepost 97 fire.

"We've been working with Saving Grace for years," said Karen Green, the team's executive director, "When they reached out for support because of the fire, we immediately started making plans to help."

A team volunteer will drive the cats and kittens to Cat Adoption Team's shelter in Sherwood. A medical team and shelter staff then will provide intake exams and any necessary medical care, such as vaccinations, treatment for parasites, microchipping and spay or neuter surgery.

"If you've been thinking about adopting a cat or kitten, now is a great time to go for it," Green said. "And if you can't adopt right now, please help spread the word, join us as a volunteer, or make a donation to support rescue efforts like this."

Many kittens and cats are available for adoption from CAT immediately.

CAT is at 14175 S.W. Galbreath Drive, Sherwood. To learn more about adoption, volunteer opportunities, or donating to CAT, visit catadoptionteam.org.


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