August 2019

Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
Karen Kraus, Executive Director

Audubon Society of Portland
Bob Sallinger, Conservation Director
Portland Audubon


For Immediate Release

Portland-area tour of 10 outdoor cat enclosures

PORTLAND, OR — Don’t miss this very popular Portland, one-of-a-kind event! The 7th Annual Catio Tour will showcase ten diverse outdoor cat enclosures on Saturday, September. 7, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This year’s tour includes catios from efficient to extraordinary in North, NE Portland, and SE Portland. Generous sponsors include Catio Guy|Custom Catios, Construction ReConstruction, Feline Behaviour Solutions, the Humane Society of the United States, and Mr Plywood.

Hosted by the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and Portland Audubon, the self-guided tour was created to inspire cat owners to build or buy their own outdoor cat enclosure to keep cats safe from outdoor hazards while also protecting wildlife from cat predation. The event sells out so people are encouraged to get tickets early.               

Funds from the Catio Tour support the Portland Audubon’s and Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon’s “Cats Safe at Home”™ campaign, which aims to reduce free-roaming cats in the Portland metropolitan area with solutions that are good for cats and wildlife. For more information about the campaign, visit

               WHO:  Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon & Portland Audubon
               WHAT:  2019 Catio Tour - A showcase of Portland-area cat patios
               WHEN: September 7, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
               WHERE: 10 catios located in the Portland metro area
               COST: $10 per person (free for the first child 12 & under)
               REGISTRATION:  Visit


 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 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 100,000 cats since its inception in 1995. For more information please visit

About Portland Audubon
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