Been thinking about a cat? Now is the time to adopt one at Oregon Humane Society

Duke of Sampsononiah, an eight-year old male cat, became available for adoption at OHS earlier this week.

Faced with a major influx of cats from the public, the Oregon Humane Society is cutting adoption fees by half for all cats six years and older through April 30.

“If the rainy days and overcast skies are getting you down, it may be time to bring a furry ray of sunshine into your life,” said Sharon Harmon, chief executive officer of OHS. “Mature cats are too often overlooked because of the demand for kittens. But these older felines can make the best of companions.”

In the last week, an unusually high number of cats have been surrendered to OHS from people no longer able to care for them. OHS currently has 64 cats available for adoption (about half are six years or older). Another 62 cats are receiving care at the shelter and should be available in the near future.

The special discount offer will reduce the usual $15 fee for a six-year-old cat to $7.50. The adoption special runs from Wednesday, April 26, through the end of the day on Sunday, April 30.

The public can view photos and descriptions of all cats available for adoption here. Every cat adopted from OHS is spayed or neutered and comes with a microchip ID, collar and tag, initial vaccines, courtesy veterinarian exam, 30 days of free PetPlan health insurance for Oregon residents and plenty of post-adoption support.

OHS is located at 1067 NE Columbia Blvd. in Portland. Shelter hours are 10 am – 7 pm Sunday through Wednesday, and 10 am – 9 pm Thursday through Saturday. For more information, contact OHS at or call 503/285-7722.

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