Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue (CGCR) recently announced it has been awarded a $12,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its spay/neuter and adoption program for stray and feral cats. High Prairian Rebecca Sonniksen has been an active volunteer with CGCR and has written about the organization in previous issues.
CGCR’s goal is to reduce the feral and homeless cat populations and to bring more public awareness to the plight of homeless cats through education and outreach. CGCR is 100% privately funded through donations and grants. All of their money is spent on the cats’ care.
Since 1999, the Petco Foundation has invested more than $250 million in life-saving animal welfare work in communities across the country. With their Think Adoption First program, they partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. Their generous grant of $12,000 will be invaluable in furthering CGCR’s programs.