August 2018

Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
Karen Kraus, Executive Director

Audubon Society of Portland
Stephanie Taylor, Conservation Community Organizer

For Immediate Release


Portland-area tour of 10 outdoor cat enclosures held on Sept. 8

PORTLAND, OR — Don’t miss this very Portland, one-of-a-kind event! The 6th Annual Catio Tour will showcase ten diverse outdoor cat enclosures on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This year’s tour will be held in SE Portland, SW Portland and Lake Oswego. Generous sponsors include Cat Hospital of Portland, Construction Reconstruction, and the Humane Society of the United States.

Hosted by the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and the Audubon Society of Portland, the self-guided tour seeks to inspire cat owners to build or buy their own outdoor cat enclosure so their felines can enjoy safe outdoor time. Backyard enclosures from frugal to fabulous keep cats safe from outdoor hazards while also protecting wildlife from cat predation.

Funds from the Catio Tour support the Portland Audubon’s and Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon’s “Cats Safe at Home”™ campaign, which seeks to reduce free-roaming cats in the Portland metropolitan area with solutions that are good for cats and wildlife. Both organizations believe every cat deserves a safe home where it is loved, cared for and kept free from hazards. For more information about the campaign, visit

WHO:  Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon & Audubon Society of Portland
WHAT:  Catio Tour 2018 - A showcase of Portland-area cat patios
WHEN: September 8, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE: 10 catios located in the Portland metro area
COST: $10 per person. 12 & under free.


About the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, a 501c3 organization supported solely through donations, is a spay/neuter program for feral, stray and pet cats living in Oregon and southwest Washington. Its mission is to improve the welfare and reduce the population of feral cats in our area. Feral and stray cat services all provided at no charge. Low cost services are available for pet cats. The organization has spayed and neutered more than 92,000 cats since its inception in 1995. For more information please visit

About the Audubon Society of Portland
Founded in 1902, the Audubon Society of Portland is one of the oldest conservation organizations in the nation. It promotes the understanding, enjoyment and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats through its conservation and environmental education programs, its 150-acre Nature Sanctuary and Nature Store in northwest Portland, and its Wildlife Care Center. For more information, call 503-292-6855 or visit