8/21/2019, 9:45 a.m.
Cat lovers and advocates of wildlife are sponsoring a showcase tour of home cat patios, outdoor cat enclosures to keep cats safe from outdoor hazards while also protecting wildlife from cat predation. Photo from CatsSafeAtHome.org
A very popular Portland, one-of-a-kind event, the 7th Annual Catio Tour will showcase 10 diverse outdoor cat enclosures in north, northeast and southeast Portland.
Hosted by the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and Portland Audubon, the $10 self-guided tour is meant 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 area with solutions that are good for cats and wildlife. To sign up for the tour, coming Saturday, Sept.7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visit CatsSafeAtHome.org.