News & Events

Mar 21, 2014 - News

ASAP featured in HSUS' Animal Sheltering Magazine


The March 2014 edition of Animal Sheltering magazine featured a great article about our coalition’s lifesaving work.

Read the article HERE



Feb 25, 2014 - News

Portland, Oregon Emerges as One of the Safest Cities in the Country for Shelter Pets


Read our press release HERE.

See our coverage in The Oregonian!

PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, is showcasing the success of  ASAP on its website. PetSmart Charities funds a large part of ASAP’s highly successful low-cost spay/neuter program “Spay & Save”. In four short years, the program has altered over 41,000 cats of owners in need of financial assistance as well as stray and feral cats. This in turn has resulted in 35% fewer cats entering the shelters.

 



Feb 25, 2014 - Press Releases

Portland, Oregon Emerges as One of the Safest Cities in the Country for Shelter Pets


Portland animal shelters save an unprecedented 91 percent of homeless cats and dogs in 2013 – read our press release HERE.

 



Feb 12, 2014 - Event

Join our Spay Odyssey - FREE Spays & Neuters from February 24 - 28


In honor of World Spay Day, all surgeries are FREE from February 24 – 28.

Call 1-800-345-SPAY to make an appointment and join our Spay Odyssey!



Nov 26, 2013 - News

Get your cat fixed for FREE this December!




Oct 16, 2013 - News

Curious about what we do? Read this great article about ASAP!


Click HERE to read an article about our coalition that was published on the Maddie’s Fund Website earlier this year.



Sep 9, 2013 - Event

Get your cat fixed for FREE this September




May 22, 2013 - News

$1 Million Award Honors Lifesaving Work of Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland


Maddie’s Fund recognizes the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland

 

Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland
Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland Receives Lifesaving Award

May 21, 2013: When it comes to saving the lives of shelter pets, no city in the nation surpasses Portland. The six shelters of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) were honored today with a $1 million award in recognition of that accomplishment. The shelters include the Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood, the Bonnie L. Hays Shelter serving Washington County, Clackamas County Dog Services, the Humane Society for SW Washington, the Oregon Humane Society and Multnomah County Animal Services.

The award is only given to communities that have saved all healthy shelter dogs and cats for multiple years and can demonstrate the ability to sustain this “adoption guarantee” for healthy pets in the future. The community further needs to exemplify strength in collaboration and strategic initiatives that could serve as a model in other communities across the US.

“The award funds are being allocated to the six shelters based on adoption and transfer numbers while some monies will be pooled for future collaborative projects to further benefit shelter animals”, says Britta Bavaresco, Co-Founder of ASAP. “This generous funding is a huge boost for the community and helps our shelters meet the on-going needs of our homeless pets while saving even more lives by focusing on medical transfers and treatments, behavior training, adoption promotions and special efforts for hard-to-place pets.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized for our life-saving efforts by Maddie’s Fund. Establishing a safety net for our community’s homeless cats and dogs has been a priority for all of us.” says Mike Oswald, Director of Multnomah County Animal Services. “ASAP’s life-saving commitment ranges from Troutdale to Battle Ground, from Cornelius to Damascus which is changing the whole region, not just the city of Portland. This grant helps animals throughout the whole metro area. ”

The Portland Metropolitan Area has reduced euthanasia in local shelters by a dramatic 65% percent from 2006 to 2012 thanks to the efforts of ASAP. With over 33,700 cats and dogs entering the six shelters last year, the community’s live release rate was an astounding 85%, compared to the national average rate of around 50%. Nine out of ten dogs, and eight out of ten cats, left animal shelters alive. No healthy, social cat or dog has been euthanized since 2010. For metro areas with a human population of over two million people, this puts Portland in the top three safest communities for homeless animals, joining New York City and the Denver Metropolitan Area (source: Maddie’s Fund National Community Statistics Database).

Since its founding in 2006, ASAP has worked diligently to end the euthanasia of healthy, social, and treatable dogs and cats in our local shelters. Starting with a live release or save rate of 62% in 2006, ASAP has implemented several programs that decreased shelter intake and increased the transfers of animals between shelters. Its successful “Spay & Save” program has altered over 30,000 cats owned by people needing financial assistance, resulting in a 25% decrease in shelter intake of cats within just two years.

“As a coalition, we have worked very hard to save all healthy cats and dogs and the majority of the pets that come into our care who need treatment before adoption,” says Sharon Harmon, Executive Director of the Oregon Humane Society. “But there is still more to do. We want to save all of the animals that need some extra help and that we know would make wonderful pets in an adoptive home. The Maddie’s Fund grant will help us get on our way but it is our hope that this award will inspire even more animal lovers to take action. These generous funds, coupled with further involvement by our community could be a springboard to the next level of animal sheltering in Portland.”

ASAP encourages all Portlanders to make 2013 the year they get involved with their local animal shelter, helping Portland become a community where every shelter pet finds a home. To get involved today, please contact ASAP at www.asapmetro.org or your local animal shelter and become an adopter, volunteer, foster parent or donor.

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About ASAP: The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland’s mission is to end the euthanasia of healthy, social, and treatable dogs and cats in our local shelters by collaborating on spay/neuter programs, committing to educational and outreach efforts and promoting humane alternatives for feral cats. Founded in 2006, ASAP is a working coalition composed of the following Portland/Vancouver-area animal shelters and organizations: the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs; Cat Adoption Team; Clackamas County Dog Services; Feral Cat Coalition; Humane Society for SW Washington; Multnomah County Animal Services; Oregon Humane Society; Portland Veterinary Medical Association; SW Washington Veterinary Association; and Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter/Washington County Animal Services.  For further information, please visit www.asapmetro.org

About Maddie’s Fund: Maddie’s Fund (www.maddiesfund.org) is a family foundation endowed by the founder of Workday® and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. Maddie’s Fund is helping to achieve and sustain a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community through Maddie’s® Grant Giving and Maddie’s Institute. Maddie’s Fund is named after the family’s beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997.

 

 



Apr 24, 2013 - News

This Weekend Only - 50% off adoption fees at ASAP shelters!


Adopt a little ray of sunshine



Feb 8, 2013 - Event

Join our 2013: A Spay Odyssey And Get Your Cat Fixed For FREE March 4 - 8!


What: Over 500 free cat spay/neuter surgery spots will be available the week of March 4 – 8.

How to Qualify: Qualified cat owners must live in Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, or Clark Counties AND receive government assistance, such as Medicaid, food stamps,  Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8/Public housing, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Oregon Health Plan and Subsidized Lunch Program funding.

Where: Services provided by licensed veterinarians and caring surgical teams at the locations below. Transportation assistance may be available for those unable to take advantage of this offer because of travel issues.

Cat Adoption Team – Sherwood
Oregon Humane Society – NE Portland
Multnomah County Animal Services – Troutdale
Humane Society of SW Washington – Vancouver
Feral Cat Coalition – for strays or feral cats

How to Participate: Call 1-800-345-SPAY for a cat you own; or 503-797-2606 for feral cats. Free spay/neuter appointments will be scheduled for March 4 – March 8, 2013 only.

2013: A Spay Odyssey



Nov 19, 2012 - Event

Jolly St Snip is Coming to Town - Get Your Cats Fixed for FREE Dec 3 - 7


Join us for Jolly St Snip!

What: Over 500 free cat spay/neuter surgery spots will be available the week of December 3 – 7. Each cat will also receive a free FVRCP vaccine.

How to Qualify: Qualified cat owners must live in Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, or Clark Counties AND receive government assistance, such as Medicaid, WIC, Food Stamps, SSI, Section 8, Public Housing, TANF, Oregon Health Plan, Subsidized School Lunch Program

Where: Services provided by licensed veterinarians and caring surgical teams at the locations below. Transportation assistance may be available for those unable to take advantage of this offer because of travel issues.

Cat Adoption Team – Sherwood
Oregon Humane Society – NE Portland
Multnomah County Animal Services – Troutdale
Humane Society of SW Washington – Vancouver
Feral Cat Coalition – for strays or feral cats

How to Participate: Call 1-800-345-SPAY for a cat you own; or 503-797-2606 for feral cats. See www.spaysave.org for details on qualifying, addresses of surgery locations and more. Free spay/neuter appointments will be scheduled for December 3 through 7 only.

Jolly St Snip



Aug 30, 2012 - Event

Get the Whole Kitty & Kaboodle Fixed For FREE!


One week only!

From September 24 – 28, get all the cats in your household fixed for FREE!

See our FLYER for more details or call 1-800-345-SPAY.

 



Jun 6, 2012 - Event

Join us for our Spaycation - $10 to fix EVERY Kitty in your House!


Take the whole family on a SPAYCATION!

June 18 – 22.

$10 will fix EVERY Kitty in your house!

How to Qualify: Qualified cat owners must live in Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, or Clark Counties AND receive government assistance, such as Medicaid, food stamps,  Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8/Public housing, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Oregon Health plan and Subsidized Lunch Program funding.

Where: Services provided by licensed veterinarians and caring surgical teams at several convenient locations. Transportation assistance may be available for those unable to take advantage of this offer because of travel issues.

How to Participate: Call 1-800-345-SPAY for a cat you own; or 503-797-2606 for feral cats.

Promotion valid from June 18 – 22 only.

2012 Spaycation



May 11, 2012 - News

The Spay & Save Spring Newsletter is Here!


Spay & Save Spring 2012 Newsletter



Feb 17, 2012 - News

Shelter Alliance of Portland Awarded $180,500 Grant by the ASPCA


Contact: Anika Moje, Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland; (503) 802-6727; Anikam@oregonhumane.org

Feb. 17, 2012

Animal Coalition Targets Portland Neighborhoods

Portland, Oregon: An alliance of Portland-area animal organizations will be strengthening its efforts to help owners of pit bulls and cats in southeast Portland, thanks to a generous $180,500 grant from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®).

Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping conducted by the ASPCA identified a specific geographic location within the metro area that will be the focus of efforts to encourage responsible pet ownership practices for owners of pit bulls and young cats. The goal of the one-year grant to the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) is to increase the live release rate of homeless dogs and cats in shelters in this area, which includes portions of the Hazelwood and Mill Park neighborhoods in southeast Portland.

“This grant is a great example of how the entire community can come together to find innovative solutions that help save more animal lives. Multnomah County Animal Services is proud to be part of this community effort with its focus on spay/neuter, and helping promote responsible pet ownership,” said Michael Oswald, director of Multnomah County Animal Services.

Sharon Harmon, executive director of the Oregon Humane Society, said the grant “will help us tackle some of the most pressing animal issues that face this community. We’re proud to say that ASAP members did not euthanize any healthy shelter animals last year, and with this grant we can make a real difference in combating pet overpopulation.”

Dr. Emily Weiss, vice president of shelter research and development for the ASPCA, said the ASPCA is eager to assist Portland in developing new ways to decrease risk for community dogs and cats. “It is clear that ASAP is dedicated to improving the lives of Portland’s animals and it is our hope that this grant will allow them to continue their life-saving efforts.”

For dogs, the program will strive to increase responsible pet ownership through a variety of efforts, including: introducing incentives for spaying and neutering dogs; offering waived redemption fees for impounded dogs; offering puppy classes and personalized pet ID tags; and providing fenced yards for dogs who are chained or tethered. The grant also will fund a youth-to-youth program to reward innovative youth-developed efforts promoting responsible pet ownership.

For cats, the grant builds on ASAP’s existing Spay & Save program, which provides low and no-cost spay and neuter services to low-income residents. The grant will help expand the existing network of Spay & Save partners and will offer new services to promote responsible ownership. For example, cat owners from targeted areas can qualify for free cat licenses and personalized ID tags, free crates to transport their cats to a veterinary clinic, and a $75 credit toward veterinary care. The program also will work with local apartment managers to encourage responsible pet ownership among tenants, and with local human service organizations to provide needed human services to pet owners.

ASAP is composed of the following Portland-area animal shelters and organizations: the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs; Cat Adoption Team; Clackamas County Dog Services; Feral Cat Coalition; Humane Society for SW Washington; Multnomah County Animal Services; Oregon Humane Society; Portland Veterinary Medical Association; SW Washington Veterinary Association; and Washington County Animal Services.



Feb 8, 2012 - News

2012: A Spay Odyssey is Here: Free Surgeries February 27 - March 2


*In honor of World Spay Day the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) boldly sets out to alter 500 cats in one week. For free!

2012: A Spay Odyssey

2012: A Spay Odyssey

500 Cats to be Altered In One Week to help Low-Income Residents

Portland, OR:  In honor of World Spay Day on February 28, and to prevent unwanted litters of kittens from being born this spring, the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) is offering 500 free spay/neuter surgeries the week of February 27 in five locations around the Portland/Vancouver metro area. World Spay Day is an annual occurrence that aims to highlight  spay/neuter as a proven means of ending pet overpopulation and is part of a global, united effort to end the euthanasia and suffering of companion animals.

Qualified cat owners can have their unsterilized cats or kittens spayed or neutered for free during the week. Caretakers of stray or feral cats can take advantage of this offer as well.  Surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians and subsidized through charitable donations.

“In an average week our program helps 200 cats, adding more surgery slots than usual and offering the surgeries for free this week will help us reach even more cats during this crucial time of year”, says Joyce Briggs, President of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs, and a volunteer with the ASAP Spay & Save Program. “In wintertime cats go into season, and many are pregnant by March. Preventing those kittens is the reason for this event. With nearly 22,000 cats entering our area shelters annually, we need to focus on finding good homes for them, without a flood of kittens this Spring. There are not enough homes for all of them.”

What: Over 500 free cat spay/neuter surgery spots will be available the week of February 27 – March 2.

How to Qualify: Qualified cat owners must live in Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, or Clark Counties AND receive government assistance, such as Medicaid, food stamps,  Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8/Public housing, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Oregon Health plan and Subsidized Lunch Program funding.

Where: Services provided by licensed veterinarians and caring surgical teams at the locations below. Transportation assistance may be available for those unable to take advantage of this offer because of travel issues.

Cat Adoption Team – Sherwood
Oregon Humane Society – NE Portland
Multnomah County Animal Services – Troutdale
Humane Society of SW Washington – Vancouver
Feral Cat Coalition – for strays or feral cats

How to Participate: Call 1-800-345-SPAY for a cat you own; or 503-797-2606 for feral cats. Free spay/neuter appointments will be scheduled for February 27 – March 2, 2012 only.

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The free spay/neuter surgeries are being offered through the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland’s Spay & Save program. ASAP is a coalition of the greater Portland area’s leading animal welfare organizations and the veterinary community. The Spay & Save program is working to reduce the number of cats and kittens that are coming into our shelters every year – over 22,000 in 2010 alone. This vital program is funded through private donations as well as grant monies. Special thanks to PetSmart Charities® for their grant support.  See www.spaysave.org for details on qualifying, addresses of surgery locations and more.

 

 



Nov 14, 2011 - News

Jolly St Snip is Coming to Town - Fix Your Cat For Free Dec 5 - 9


The Oregon Humane Society and four other local animal organizations are bringing “Jolly

Jolly St Snip

St. Snip” and his bounty of free spay and neuter surgeries to town this December. Qualifying low-income cat lovers can have their favorite felines spayed and neutered at no charge from Dec. 5 – 9 at one of five locations throughout the metro area.

“St. Snip is bringing the best of all holiday gifts to animal lovers,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS executive director. “The metro area faces a huge overpopulation of cats, and spaying or neutering your feline is the best thing you can do to prevent needless suffering.”

OHS plans to spay or neuter 225 cats on Dec. 7th, with other participating groups planning to fix an additional 275 Dec. 5 – 9. Caretakers of stray or feral cats can take advantage of this offer as well. The participating animal organization (see complete list below) are members of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland, which operates the Spay & Save program for low-income residents of the metro area.

“Now is the perfect time to spay or neuter your fertile cats to prevent unwanted litters of kittens being born in spring. Prevention is the key to reducing the number of unwanted cats brought to local animal shelters or free-roaming in your neighborhood,” said Joyce Briggs, President of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs, and volunteer with ASAP Spay & Save Program.

The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland believes that all cats should spend the holidays at home this year, and is including a free identifying microchip for every owned cat that is spayed or neutered through the Jolly St. Snip campaign. The microchips are provided thanks to a generous grant from PetSmart Charities®.

What: Over 500 free cat spay/neuter surgery spots will be available the week of December 5 – 9.

How to Qualify: Qualified cat owners must live in Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, or Clark Counties AND receive government assistance, such as Medicaid, food stamps,  Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8/Public housing, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Oregon Health plan and Subsidized Lunch Program funding.
Where: Services provided by licensed veterinarians and caring surgical teams at the locations below. Transportation assistance may be available for those unable to take advantage of this offer because of travel issues.
 

Cat Adoption Team – Sherwood
Oregon Humane Society – NE Portland
Multnomah County Animal Services – Troutdale
Humane Society of SW Washington – Vancouver
Feral Cat Coalition – for strays or feral cats  

How to Participate: Call 1-800-345-SPAY for a cat you own; or 503-797-2606 for feral cats. Free spay/neuter appointments will be scheduled for December 5 through 9 only. 
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 The free spay/neuter surgeries are being offered through the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland’s Spay & Save program. ASAP is a coalition of the greater Portland area’s leading animal welfare organizations and the veterinary community. The Spay & Save program is working to reduce the number of cats and kittens that are coming into our shelters every year – over 22,000 in 2010 alone. This vital program is funded through private donations as well as grant monies. Special thanks to PetSmart Charities® http://www.petsmartcharities.org for their grant support.  See http://www.spaysave.org/ for details on qualifying, addresses of surgery locations and more.



Nov 9, 2011 - News

How Grant Funding for a Targeted Spay/Neuter Program is Working


http://www.petsmartcharities.org/spay-neuter/accomplishments/oregon-humane-
society.html



Oct 12, 2011 - Event

Love to laugh? Love Animals? Join us at “Comedy A.S.A.P” Nov 9th!


Love to laugh? Love Animals? Take a mid-week comedy break on Wednesday, November 9th at Comedy A.S.A.P. presented by KPOJ radio. All ticket proceeds go to help animals! Meet us at Helium Comedy club where KPOJ morning host Carl Wolfson will headline an evening of stand-up comedy. And there’s a silent auction too!

By working together, ASAP partners have reduced euthanasia in our region by 44% in four years!  But there is much more to be done to save the lives of cats and dogs, and we need your support!  This event will raise funds for ASAP’s Spay & Save subsidized spay/neuter program.

What: “Comedy A.S.A.P.” an evening of comedy presented by KPOJ radio to benefit the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland, (ASAP)

When: Wednesday, November 9th. Doors open at 6pm. Silent auction till 7:30pm. Show from 8-9:30pm.

Where: Helium Comedy Club: 1510 SE 9th Avenue (entrance is just South of SE Hawthorne on 9th Avenue).
 

How much: Tickets are $20* in advance and $25* at the door. (This goes straight to support ASAP!)

To purchase tickets, call Helium at 888-64-FUNNY or pre-purchase online .

(*$2.50 ticket processing charge)

Who:

About KPOJ and Carl Wolfson

Carl and his cats Kali & Tux

Carl Wolfson is the host of The Morning Show, which airs weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m. on AM 620 KPOJ, Portland, Oregon’s progressive talk station. The show can be streamed or Podcast at www.620kpoj.com.

The show features an in-depth analysis of the day’s events, breaking stories and interviews with local and national newsmakers. Each day, Carl draws on his longtime comedy career and a master’s degree in political science to provide illuminating interviews with the likes of Helen Thomas, Ralph Nader, Maya Angelou, Madeleine Albright, and Alan Greenspan. Hosts, guests and callers mix it up on subjects great and small – from polar caps to wiretaps, oligarchy to Glenn Beck’s malarkey.

Carl joined KPOJ in 2007, after a 27-year career as one of America’s top headlining comedians. He is a veteran of more than 6,000 performances. During the 1980s and 1990s, Carl was a frequent performer on national television, appearing on HBO, Showtime’s Comedy Club Network, VH-1 Stand-Up Spotlight, An Evening at the Improv and The Joan Rivers Show. His weekly news segments on Thicke of the Night (“The Wolfson Report”) and Fox Network’s Late Show (“Carl’s Camera”) were the most popular features of each show. Carl began his show-biz career at Hollywood’s Comedy Store in 1980. He received his B.S. in Communications from The University of Tennessee and his M.A. in Political Science from UCLA.

About ASAP

The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland’s (ASAP’s) mission is to end the euthanasia of healthy, social, and treatable cats and dogs in Portland-area shelters through collaboration and outreach. By working together we have reduced euthanasia in our region by 44% in four years! The coalition is comprised of ten organizations : The Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs; Cat Adoption Team; Clackamas County Dog Services; Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon; Humane Society for Southwest Washington; Multnomah County Animal Services; Oregon Humane Society; Portland Veterinary Medical Association; Southwest Washington Veterinary Medical Association; and Washington County Animal Services/Bonnie L. Hayes Small Animal Shelter.
ASAP’s keystone program is Spay & Save, a Portland metro area-wide program that aims to assist low income families and their cats by offering 10,000 annual, affordable spay & neuter surgeries for those who qualify. The program aims to keep struggling families and their pets together and reduce the number of cats and kittens that are coming into our shelters every year—23,574 in 2010 alone. All surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians and assisted by skilled, caring support teams. The low cost service is made possible by charitable donations.



Oct 9, 2011 - News

Get Your Cat or Kitten Fixed for Free


http://citydogmagazine.blogspot.com/2010/10/get-your-cat-or-kitten-fixed-for-free.html



Sep 2, 2011 - Press Releases

Get the whole Kitty & Kaboodle Fixed!


$10 to spay/neuter every kitty in your household – From September 26 – 30

Kitty & Kaboodle Fall Promotion



Sep 2, 2011 - News

Get the whole Kitty & Kaboodle fixed!


$10 to spay/neuter every kitty in your household – From September 26 – 30

Portland-area animal shelters want you to get your whole KITTY & KABOODLE fixed. A total of 500 cats and kittens can be spayed/neutered the last week of September for just $10 per household. That’s right, $10 PER HOUSEHOLD!

If you have one cat, $10; if you have one cat and two kittens, $10; if you have five cats, $10. You get the idea.

Most cat loving families have, on average, two or more pet cats. If they are fertile (not spayed/neutered), it won’t take long before two cats can become eight cats. Prevention is the key to reducing the number of unwanted cats brought to local animal shelters or free-roaming in your neighborhood.

KITTY & KABOODLE DETAILS

What: All you can fix for $10. First cat $10, all others (cat or kitten) free (from the same household)

Spay/neuter surgeries for cats and kittens (8 weeks or older; 2½ pounds; and healthy)

For:  Qualified cat owners must live in Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, or Clark Counties AND  receive government assistance, such as Medicaid, food stamps,  Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8/Public housing, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Oregon Health plan and Subsidized Lunch Program funding. 

When: Appointments available between Monday, September 26, and Friday, September 30 

500 feline spay/neuter appointments available at locations in Sherwood, NE Portland, Vancouver, and Troutdale. Residents in or near Hillsboro may be able to schedule a convenient transport pick up  from Washington County Animal Services to the Cat Adoption Team  in Sherwood for  surgery. Ask about this free service when you call to make your cat’s appointment.

How:
   Call (503) 802-6755 or 1-800-345-SPAY now to schedule an appointment



Aug 26, 2011 - News

Cats R Cool 4 Back 2 School - Ready to start the school year off with a new friend?


Portland Metro Area – While out shopping for backpacks and jeans, make sure to save enough time to stop by your local shelter for the greatest variety of cats and kittens in the Portland area. Currently area shelters are all at capacity with cats and kittens in need of a home.
 
Starting Monday, August 22, five metro area shelters will be lowering their prices on their hottest styles of the season. Stripes are stylish this fall and tabby cats have them in a wide variety of colors. Too Bold? Try basic black. It is always in style. No matter what your favorite look is, remember that everything (including cats)  is better in pairs.
 
Adoption fees are discounted by as much as 50% on cats and kittens. Area shelters carry sizes from XS to 3XL, and have thousands in stock. New shipments will be arriving weekly. Don’t delay!

What: Cat adoption Promotion – reduced fees at five Portland area shelters
When:  Monday, August 22 through through Sunday, September 18, 2011
Where:

Cat Adoption Team offers adult cats (over 1 year) for $25; and kittens (under a year old) are $50
Oregon Humane Society offers adult cats (over 1 year) for $35-$85, buy one get one free; and kittens (under a year old) for $85 – $100 if you adopt two, the second kitten is $50
Humane Society of Southwest Washington offers adult cats (over 1 year) for $15; and kittens (under a year old) are $50
Multnomah County Animal Shelter offers adult cats (over 1 year) for $12; cats 6 months to 12 months for $50; and kittens are $100 if you adopt two, the second kitten is $50
Washington County Animal Shelter offers adult cats (over 1 year) for $10; and kittens (under a year old) are $80 if you adopt two, the second one is $40



Jul 26, 2011 - News

The Spay & Save Summer Newsletter is here!


Check out our Spay & Save Summer Newsletter!



Jul 15, 2011 - News

Spay & Save reaches a major milestone: celebrating 10,000 spay & neuter surgeries!


Callie, a female Calico kitten, symbolizes a major milestone for the Spay & Save program.

She was the 10,000th cat to be spayed or neutered with the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP)’s Spay and Save program.

Read more about it HERE

Surgeries are being offered through the ASAP Spay & Save program. This vital program is funded through private donations as well as grant monies. Help local cats and low income families by contributing to Spay & Save today.



Jul 1, 2011 - Event

Take your family on a Spaycation this July!


Fix your kittens for free



Jun 29, 2011 - Press Releases

Get your kittens fixed for free this July


Take a life saving Spaycation

Spaycation Press Release

 

 

 



Jun 29, 2011 - News

Get Your Kittens ‘Fixed’ for Free - Take a Life Saving SPAYcation This July


July 2011: Summer vacations are a family tradition. This July you can take your cats and kittens on a vaCATion! To prevent unwanted litters of kittens from being born, the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) is offering free spay/neuter surgeries for kittens this July in five locations around the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Caretakers of stray or feral cats can take advantage of this offer as well.

Qualified cat owners can have their fertile kittens six months and under spayed or neutered for free July 18 through July 22. Kittens need to be at least eight-weeks old and weigh 2.25 pounds. Mom and Dad cats are also included in this summertime adventure and can be spayed/neutered for only $10. Surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians and subsidized through charitable donations. Over 500 free kitten spay/neuter surgery spots will be available the week of July 18 – 22.

“As the days gets longer the cats start to reproduce at a much higher rate, two cats can become a 100 cats in a matter of months”, said Dr. Kris Otteman, OHS Director of Shelter Medicine and ASAP Spay & Save volunteer. “With 22,000 cats entering our area shelters annually, we need to focus on finding good homes for them, without a flood of kittens adding to the overpopulation. There are not enough homes for all of them.”

How to Qualify: For a cat owner to qualify, they must receive government assistance (such as Medicaid, WIC, food stamps, SSI, Section 8 public housing, AFDC or TANF), and live in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, or Clark County. Individuals feeding unowned feral/stray cats need not meet income requirements.

Where: Services provided by licensed veterinarian sand caring surgical teams at the locations below. Transportation may be available for those unable to take advantage of this offer because of travel issues.

Cat Adoption Team – Sherwood
Oregon Humane Society – NE Portland
Multnomah County Animal Services – Troutdale
Humane Society of SW Washington – Vancouver
Feral Cat Coalition – for strays or feral cats

How: Call 1-800-345-SPAY for a cat you own; or 503-797-2606 for feral cats. Free spay/neuter appointments will scheduled for July 18 through 22 only.

The free spay/neuter surgeries are being offered through the ASAP Spay & Save program. This vital program is funded through private donations as well as grant monies. Special thanks to PetSmart Charities® http://www.petsmartcharities.org for their grant support.  See www.spaysave.org for details on qualifying, addresses of surgery locations and more.

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The Spay & Save program is organized and managed by the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP). ASAP is a coalition of the greater Portland area’s leading animal welfare organizations and the veterinary community. The Spay & Save program is working to reduce the number of cats and kittens that are coming into our shelters every year – over 22,000 in 2010 alone. This vital program is funded through private donations as well as grant monies.

 



May 11, 2011 - News

Within the last six months, ASAP shelters have saved all healthy cats or dogs (achieved zero healthy euthanasia).




Feb 21, 2011 - Event

Spay Day USA Special for the Week of February 21st


Get your cat ‘fixed’ for just $10 – one lucky ‘cat’ will also win a $500 gift card!

In honor of Spay Day USA on February 22, and to prevent unwanted litters of kittens from being born this spring, the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) is offering an additional 500 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries the week of February 21st in five locations around the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Caretakers of stray or feral cats can take advantage of this offer as well.

Qualified cat owners can have their unsterilized cats or kittens spayed or neutered for only $10. And to help drive participation, the first 500 cats sterilized that week will get their caretakers entered into the drawing for a $500 gift card of the person’s choice. Surgeries are performed by licensed veterinarians and subsidized through charitable donations.

How to Qualify: For a cat owner to qualify, they must receive government assistance (such as Medicaid, WIC, food stamps, SSI, Section 8 public housing, AFDC, or TANF) and live in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, or Clark County. Those feeding unowned feral/stray cats need not meet income requirements.

Where: Services are being provided at the following locations by licensed veterinarians and caring surgical teams. Transportation may be available for those unable to take advantage of this offer due to travel issues.

  • Cat Adoption Team – Sherwood
  • Oregon Humane Society – NE Portland
  • Multnomah County Animal Services – Troutdale
  • Humane Society of SW Washington – Vancouver
  • Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon – for strays or feral cats

How: Call: 503-802-6755 for a cat you own; or 503-797-2606 for feral cats to schedule an appointment for $10.

Past Events:

Watch the video from our “Elect To Spay” event, when we spayed and neutered 200 cats alone in one day at one of our service locations!



Feb 19, 2011 - News

Area agencies team up to spay and neuter cats for $10


http://www.oregonlive.com/pets/index.ssf/2011/02/area_agencies_team_up_to_spay.html



Feb 9, 2011 - Press Releases

Spay Day USA Special for the Week of February 21st


Spay Day USA Special



Feb 9, 2011 - News

Pet Talk: Spay and Save helps those who can't afford to spay, neuter their pets


http://www.oregonlive.com/pets/index.ssf/2011/02/pet_talk_spay_and_save_helps_t.html



Nov 9, 2010 - Press Releases

Medical Team Set for Record Number of Cat Surgeries


Medical Team Set for Record Number of Cat Surgeries



Oct 9, 2010 - Press Releases

Elect to Spay your Repurrblican or DemoCat for free


Elect to Spay Press Release



Sep 9, 2010 - Press Releases

Pets of Dreams Multi-Shelter Adopt-a-Thon


Pets of Dreams Adoption Event



Jul 9, 2010 - News

Spay & Save Event a Huge Success


http://www.northportlandvet.com/general/spay-save-event-a-huge-success/



Mar 9, 2010 - News

Spay & Save Q&A


http://www.spotmagazine.net/fetch/2010/3/1/spay-save-q-a.html



Jul 9, 2009 - News

The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland Gains Momentum


http://www.feralcats.com/Newsletters/JUL09.pdf



Mar 9, 2008 - Press Releases

Animal Welfare Organizations of Portland Unite with Goal to End Euthanasia of Shelter Animals


Animal Welfare Organizations Unite…