The Cat Adoption Team (Sherwood, Ore) is pleased to receive a $5,000 grant from Banfield Charitable Trust to support CAT’s Cat Food Bank.
CAT is purring with happiness at receiving this grant from Banfield Charitable Trust’s new program to help pet owners struggling to feed their pets. Such grants aid nonprofits such as pet and human food banks and animal shelters with the cost of purchasing, transporting, and distributing pet food.
“More and more animal shelters, like Cat Adoption Team, report that pet owners are surrendering their pets because they cannot afford basic pet care costs,” said Dianne McGill, executive director and CEO of Banfield Charitable Trust. “Providing assistance with pet food is a cost-effective solution to keep pets in their homes and with families who thrive thanks to their pet’s companionship. We are delighted to support the Cat Adoption Team’s efforts through their Cat Food Bank.”
CAT’s Cat Food Bank was opened in June 2008, the first organized pet food bank in the Portland-metro area. With the goal of keeping cats with their families, the Cat Food Bank provides free cat food to families hit hard by the recession and high unemployment. Almost 120,000 pounds of cat food has been given out via the Cat Food Bank. (http://catadoptionteam.org/catfoodbank)