Catio Tour Seeks to Inspire Cat Owners to Keep Cats Safe at Home

Portland-area tour of 8 outdoor cat enclosures held on Sept. 10

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event! The fourth annual Catio Tour will showcase eight of Portland’s coolest outdoor cat enclosures—including one on a floating home—on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cat in catio enclosure looking outward
Cat in Catio

Hosted by the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and Bird Alliance of Oregon, the self-guided tour seeks to inspire cat owners to build or buy their own outdoor cat enclosure so their felines can exercise and soak up the sun safely. Backyard enclosures from DIY to designer keep cats safe from outdoor hazards while also protecting wildlife from cat predation.

There’s a $10 suggested minimum donation to attend. Visit to register.

The Catio Tour is part of Bird Alliance of Oregon’s and the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon’s “Cats Safe at Home”™ campaign, which seeks to address the challenges associated with cat overpopulation in the Portland metropolitan area in a humane and environmentally responsible manner. Both organizations believe every cat deserves a safe home where it is loved, cared for and kept free from hazards. For more information about the campaign, visit

WHO: Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon & Bird Alliance of Oregon
WHAT: Catio Tour 2016 – A showcase of Portland-area cat patios
WHEN: Sept. 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. WHERE: 8 cat patios located in the Portland metro area
COST: $10 suggested donation

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Founded in 1902, Bird Alliance of Oregon is one of the oldest conservation organizations in the nation. It promotes the understanding, enjoyment and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats through its conservation and environmental education programs, its 150-acre Nature Sanctuary and Nature Store in northwest Portland, and its Wildlife Care Center.

For more information, call 503-292-6855 or visit

The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, a 501c3 organization supported solely through donations, is a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program for feral and stray cats living in Oregon and southwest Washington. Its mission is to improve the welfare and reduce the population of feral cats in our area. The program’s services are targeted for feral cats who have caregivers feeding them. Caregivers trap the cats, bring them to a clinic and return the cats to where they are being fed with a commitment to feed the cat(s). The organization has spayed and neutered more than 80,000 cats since its inception in 1995.


Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
Karen Kraus, Executive Director
503-797-2606 x105

Bird Alliance of Oregon
Nikkie West, Backyard Habitat Program Manager
(503) 292-6855 x126