Webinar: House fewer cats, save more lives, make everyone happy!

March 30, 2017

Few things seem less intuitive than the idea that shelters can house fewer cats at any one time while saving more cats over the course of a year — and yet, it’s true, as Million Cat Challenge shelters are demonstrating every day. This intriguing initiative, known as Capacity for Care, or C4C, gets a real-life overview in a free webinar from Karen Green, executive director of the Cat Adoption Team (CAT), on May 25, 2017.

In the webinar, Green will cover:

  • CAT’s journey through what was then called Adoption Driven Capacity
  • Concerns in the beginning, both on the part of the organiztion as well as the public
  • The results they saw from adopting the initiative
  • The portal experience
  • Programs they were able to add and expand because of the changes that followed
  • Impact on staff and volunteers
  • Effect on fundraising
  • And more!

Update: House Fewer Cats, Save More lives, Make Everyone Happy! is now available for on-demand viewing:


About the Presenter

KarenGreenwithBobbin(Lamm)Karen Green is the executive director of the Cat Adoption Team (CAT), the largest cat-focused shelter in the Pacific Northwest. Karen started her career in animal welfare at Best Friends Animal Society in 1996. Ten years later, she relocated to Portland, Oregon, where she worked as the senior director of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs.

In 2012, Karen became CAT’s executive director. A private, limited admission shelter, CAT finds homes for over 3,000 cats each year through its shelter and eight offsite adoption centers. CAT is a founding partner of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP), which has doubled the live release rate of cats in the Portland metro area to over 93 percent since 2006.





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