The Portland Metro Area has been selected as the location for the kick-off of a new program designed to increase lifelong care of all adopted pets-Catalyst Connection! CATalyst Council, Oregon Humane Society and Portland metro area veterinarians will be working together on a three month cat adoption pilot program which can ultimately be implemented across the entire community for both cats and dogs.
The program is designed to benefit pets throughout the community by:
Increasing adoptions from shelter and rescue organizations
Increasing new pet visits for veterinarians by creating a means by which a pet’s records are directly transferred from the adopting organization to the owner’s chosen veterinary practice at the time of adoption
Increasing the number of pets that remain in their new homes through establishing a relationship with a veterinary practice within the first month of adoption and ensuring those pets receive a lifetime of care.