Sherwood Oregon CATnip Friday 5K Benefit Run Aug 14

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Sherwood Oregon Cat Adoption Team CATnip 5K Benefit Run

The economy has presented challenges for all. Challenges that many never expected to "happen to them". As heart breaking as it is to see people losing their homes due to unforeseen financial difficulties, it is equally difficult to see their pets lose their homes as well. Pets are like children and do not understand why they are suddenly no longer a part of the family. Many people have found new homes for their pets, with family or friends, and some have had the difficult task of taking them to a local shelter. Unfortunately, some folks have left their pets behind, abandoned. This happens all too often with cats.

My Special Interest over the past 1 1/2 years is volunteering to help homeless animals find shelter, food, medical care and new homes. The focus of this posting is to let as many people as possible know about CAT - Cat Adoption Team, in Sherwood, Oregon, for which I am a volunteer and spent many hours working events, raising money, and making people of aware of this wonderful charity.

I could write several paragraphs explaining all about the incredible things this organization has done over the past 11 years, but you can read that on their web site. ( I will boil it down to this - this is the largest NO KILL cat rescue facility in the Northwest. They take in thousands (1,000's) of cats and kittens every year. Feed them, heal them, spay and neuter them, love them and find new homes for them. Last year they placed over 3,000 cats and kittens in new homes !

On Friday, August 14, they are holding their first annual 5K Benefit Run through the neighborhoods of Sherwood. It is an USATF Certified Course, for the serious runners that are interested. It can also be walked, with your kids and friendly dogs along for the fun. The whole purpose is to raise funds to help CAT continue its selfless support and care for homeless cats and kittens. For only $ 20 you can enjoy this wonderful event and help them help the kitties.

Please join us on Friday, August 14, starting at 6:50 pm. Get more information and register at today ! Enjoy a beautiful August evening doing something healthy for your body and help CAT with your generosity and support. Thank you and hope to see you there.