The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) is seeking submissions of Portland-area outdoor cat enclosures and cat patios, or “catios,” to be featured on the Eighth Annual Catio Tour on Sept. 12.
From economical to extravagant, be sure to submit your catio to be part of this popular event. To reach the widest audience possible we are also planning a summer virtual tour of catios in Oregon and SW Washington.
Hosted by FCCO and the Portland Audubon, the Catio Tour seeks to inspire cat owners to build or buy their own outdoor cat enclosure so their felines can exercise and bask in the sun safely. Backyard enclosures keep cats safe from outdoor dangers while also protecting wildlife from cat predation.
Visit CatsSafeAtHome.org to submit your catio for consideration. Submissions are due by June 15.
The Catio Tour is part of Portland Audubon’s and the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon’s Cats Safe at Home campaign, which seeks to reduce the number of cats living outdoors in the Portland metropolitan area in a humane and environmentally responsible manner. Both organizations believe every cat deserves a safe home where they are loved, cared for and kept free from hazards. For more information about the campaign, visit CatsSafeAtHome.org.