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An estimated 30 cats and kittens found their way to Sherwood's Cat Adoption Team and are awaiting adoption.

COURTESY PHOTO: CAT ADOPTION TEAM - These cats and kittens were being transported to Oregon for adoption after being displaced by storms in the South, including Texas.An estimated 30 homeless cats and kittens from Texas-area shelters are getting a second chance for adoption, thanks to a partnership between Sherwood's Cat Adoption Team and Best Friends Animal Society.

The felines arrived at CAT's shelter on March 10.

While the Portland metro area was hit with icy weather in February, these same winter storms left an even greater impact on several southern states and the majority of the cats on this transport came from Texas. There, many shelters were experiencing challenges due to the ongoing impacts of the ice storms and resulting power outages. "It's an honor to partner with Best Friends Animal Society to help cats displaced by winter storms in Texas," says Karen Green, CAT's executive director. "CAT is grateful to our local community for being willing to open their hearts to pets in need of new homes!" The cats and kittens arriving at CAT were already in shelters prior to the storms' arrival or have been surrendered by their owners in the time since. Transferring these animals to Oregon frees up space and resources at shelters in Texas for pets who are now homeless or who became lost during the storms and whose families may still be looking for them. CAT's medical team will provide physical exams and health evaluations for the new arrivals. Veterinary care for these cats may include vaccinations, treatment for parasites, microchipping, and spay or neuter surgery if needed. Once they are ready, the cats will be listed for adoption on CAT's website. Visit catadoptionteam.org.


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