Our Odd Cats
 Meet our kitties!  All of the cats on this page have transferred to either Felines First (Lafayette) or Cat Adoption Team (Sherwood) to be adopted out, or, for those who are anti-social or have behavioral issues, to Cat Alliance Team Sanctuary (Sherwood) where they will be permitted to live out their lives in peace.  Thing is, all of these rescue groups need sponsors to help them provide for the cats they have taken in.  So please, if one's story moves you, Donate.  Thank YOU!

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of one hundred and one.
Angel Baby (6)
Angel Baby was living along the banks of the Willamette River in Oregon City where she had been abandoned.  She and two others were fed daily by a kitty angel named Donna.  In November of 2014 Donna decided it was too harsh a life for such a sweet girl and so she caught her up and brought her to OCO.  
Angel Baby now thoroughly enjoys sleeping on the futons, a grain-free diet, catnip, and the company of our other odd cats.
Update:  ADOPTED in November 2018 from Cat Adoption Team.
Apache (9)
Apache was trapped up February of 2013 off the Premier Apartments property in Albany, OR.  So many cats had been left behind there by irresponsible tenants that the landlords hired a humane trapper to catch, fix,  and relocate them before they bred repeatedly and the sheer number got out of hand. OCO took in six.  All in all 13 cats got out and into homes or safe havens.
Apache isn't a true feral, as he was once someone's pet.  Mostly though, aside from letting you touch him once in a while, he simply enjoys hanging out watching people, especially from the rafters at OCO as shown in the picture above.  
Erath (8)
Erath became homeless in June of 2012 when his caregiver died and left behind the 25 cats he'd been feeding on his Dundee property.  Seventeen of those cats turned out to be FIV+... two were killed for carrying this virus when they were taken to a Salem animal shelter by the trapper to be fixed, simply because that was their policy at the time.  So the rest of the cats were fixed at Tigard Animal Hospital, as they understand FIV is not a death sentence. 
Erath is now a fluffy, chubby, handsome boy kitty who adores other cats, but still remains leery of people. He can usually be found laying about wherever a sunbeam hits the floor or out on the catio.
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of one hundred and one.
Big Boy (12)

 Big Boy was abandoned in an apartment carport complex on SW Canyon Road near Beaverton.  A sweet elderly woman fed him and several others there for several years until she was told my new management that she had to stop or risk being evicted.  She couldn't stand the thought of her furry companions going hungry, so she called around looking for help and  OCO came out with the gear to trap them up.

 When Big Boy arrived at OCO, he behaved like feral.  He did not talk to us, even though he is a Siamese, a huge snowshoe Siamese.  And he took to the rafters immediately.  He spent all of his time up there and wouldn't even come down to use the litter box. Instead he simply hung his rear over the side of a beam and let everything drop.  We had to be careful we didn't wander around underneath whatever beam he happened to be hanging out on.  Then, one day, while standing in front of the supply cabinet suiting up to start cleaning, Keni felt someone rub against her legs.  When she looked down she saw it was Big Boy!  And he allowed her to reach out and pet him!!! 

 Since that first touch, Big Boy has been friendly with most everyone.  And, he loves the other cats, especially Ruby, a rolly-poly little fat Russian Blue girl.  They sit together and take turns giving each other baths!  

Update:  ADOPTED from Felines First Rescue!

Marnie (4)
Marnie came to OCO in July 2017 when another rescuer in Longview, WA, Millie S., had to semi-retire due to her husband's and sister's health issues forcing her to become a primary caregiver for them. 
Marnie had come initially to Millie with six kittens, and they were all adopted, but not her, as she has always been shy, very shy, which makes it nearly impossible to place her from regular adoption venues.   Though she does enjoy sleeping with people, she refuses to let anybody touch her.
All this sweet, gentle, girl kitty wants is a safe place to spend her life amongst other cats, where there is plenty of food to go around... and ladders to climb on!

Maddy (5)
Maddie can be a real crazy little girl!  She loves to play.  And, she's a bit of a tease toward other cats, which sometimes gets her in trouble, as they go after her, resulting in wild chases around the sanctuary.  
Transferred to OCO in June 2014 from Second Chance Companions in Vancouver for being too shy at adoption events, she blossomed fast in the kitty Disneyland space that is OCO.  We moved her to foster care in preparation for being put up for adoption and discovered she's bad about marking things around the house.  So that squelched adoption plans and she wound up back at OCO. Of course, SHE doesn't mind, but you can tell by how she hams it up when visitors are around that she really would love to have a person of her own.
Update:  ADOPTED in January 2019 from Felines First Rescue.
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of one hundred and one.
Mister (7)
Mister showed up outside the cat fence of a Longview, WA, Rescue, Furry Tail Adoptions.  Of course, he was after food!  At first he would slap the dish out of Millie's hands, but gradually he tamed down and eventually came into the house, even started letting her pet him, and slept on her bed!
When Millie had to semi-retire due to her relatives developing health issues, Mister transferred to OCO. 
As you can see from the picture above, he adores sleeping in the sunshine.  He also likes dining on grain-free chow, hanging out with other cats, and lounging about on the futons.
Transferred to CATS on 5/25/2018.
Mackie (4)
Mackie was one of six cats left homeless in Regway, CA, when a rescuer passed away.  Because she tested positive for FIV at the shelter, she was immediately scheduled for euthanasia.  Lucky for her Anna Wong with Stray Cat Alliance was able to arrange transport to OCO in Oregon for all six of the cats, plus another five she pulled out of the Long Beach shelter who were slated to be killed due to lack of space.
Mackie is a quiet, rolly-poly girl at OCO.  Always shows up for dinner time, but never causes any trouble.

Hummel (8) 
Hummel was caught up in a net by cat trapper extraordinaire Jody H. in September 2010 off a Lebanon property thick with cats.  Her siblings had been killed by dogs that ran loose in the neighborhood.  Jody brought her and seven kittens from other litters there to OCO where they were subsequently placed in foster care, and then adopted out when they became well-mannered.
Hummel has never tamed down.  She loves other cats, but not people.  It's pure entertainment to watch her run about the sanctuary playing with toys, or rolling in dried catnip, and she will encourage you to chase her, but no touching! 
Transferred to CATS on 5/14/2018.
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of one hundred and one.
Havasu (7)
Havasu transferred to OCO in March 2015 from Multnomah County Animal Shelter after having been surrendered to them and not passing their friendliness test.  
She is a beautiful manx cat, with shiny black long fur, who appears to be wearing eye makeup, and has the cutest bunny tail.
Havasu doesn't care all that much for other cats, which could be part of why she's always crabby.  However, when you get her alone, and when she has visited the vet, she warms up remarkedly.  We all think what she needs is a home of her own with someone who will give her time to come around on her own terms.
Update:  ADOPTED in November 2018 from Cat Adoption Team.
Felicia (6)
Felicia was one of six cats left homeless in Regway, CA, when a rescuer passed away.  Lucky for her Anna Wong with Stray Cat Alliance was able to arrange transport to OCO in Oregon for all six of the cats, plus another five she pulled out of the Long Beach shelter who were slated to be killed due to lack of space.
Felicia is shy, but does enjoy other cats, loves to play, and really likes hanging out on the catio.
Tuxy (3)
Tuxy was abandoned as a kitten near the fairgrounds in Albany.  She was caught up and taken to Kitty Angel Team Adoptions who placed her in foster care.  Unfortunately, she never tamed down, and though she does get along well with other adult cats, she despises kittens.  
At OCO Tuxy keeps to herself, and yet we catch her watching us curiously from the rafters all the time.  Typical 'house feral' behavior.
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Matthew (5)
Matthew arrived from Los Angeles, CA, in April 2014 on a transport conducted by URRKN (Underground Rail Road Kitty Network) with Pierre and Wilbur after having been pulled from a kill shelter by Avarie S. with Stray Cat Alliance because their time was up.  
Matthew is a real cutie... and talkative.  He also LOVES water--check out the video of him wading in the kiddie pool at OCO on our FB page.  He's a bit shy, though he does enjoy being petted once you get ahold of him.  He also likes toys, catnip and hanging out with other kitties!
Transferred to CATS on 5/14/2018.
Wendy & Casper (3)
This handsome brother and sister pair came to OCO in November 2017 from Second Chance Companions in Vancouver, WA, after having spent half of the second year of their youth in foster care once they had been trapped up out of a feral colony.  Unfortunately, they have not tamed down and their light coloring dictates that they have to be kept indoors as house ferals for life because they would stand out like shining beacons to predators in the wild.
Casper is the braver of the two, in that he takes great pleasure in sunning himself on the enclosed catio and hanging out with the other odd cats.  He is especially good buddies with our big polydactyl male Siamese, Samson. Wendy, on the other hand, keeps herself hidden in the pocket along the wall where the pic above was taken. She does enjoy having other cats in the space to cuddle with, but stay put unless we push her out to clean.
Boo (4)
Boo came to OCO in March 2015 from Crazy Cat Lady Adoptions in Long Beach, CA, because she was very scared in their outdoor enclosures and the rescue felt she may come out of her shell sooner in a large, quiet, enclosed space with other cat companions.  
Boo is a funny kitty... funny in that she loves being petted, but then she remembers she's shy, so she will  suddenly smack you and run off, then sneak back over and rub your leg.  Boo is also very playful, enjoys other cats, loves treats, catnip, and really likes running around like a crazy kitty in the big open space that is OCO.
Update:  ADOPTED in November 2018 from Cat Adoption Team.
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of one hundred and one.
Callie (7)
Callie came to OCO in March 2012 from Furry Tail Adoptions in Longview, WA, who took her in from a vet who treated her for a prolapsed uterus when she was brought to him by a Good Samaritan who had found her in her yard.  She is a true feral. 
Callie gets along with other cats, keeps to herself a lot, and eats only cat kibble. She enjoys high spaces and laying in sun beams.
Chica (7)
Chica had a loving home on the coast in Brookings, OR, until her caregiver died and the woman's children abandoned her at a local shelter.  Unfortunately, she tested positive for FIV and shelter policy dictated that she be kept isolated, even while being shown for adoption.  After three months of watching this docile, lap-loving, tabby girl get passed over by potential adopters, a kind-hearted volunteer, Michelle, reached out to OCO for help on her behalf.  Michelle even made the 6-hour (each-way) trip to bring Chica to our Washington Square PetSmart Adoption Center where Felines First is helping OCO get her adopted.   
Update:  ADOPTED in June 2018.
Domino (6)
Domino (F) is another refugee from Long Beach, CA, pulled from the shelter to save her life by Anna W. with Stray Cat Alliance.  In the L.A. Basin alone lives 10 times the entire population of Oregon!  So it goes without saying that there are 10 times the number of unwanted, homeless animals too.  Which means, of course, that a shy cat's chances of finding a home are slim to none.
Domino is very shy.  Beautiful to look at, but too shy to touch.  She needs an indoor home where she will feel safe... a home with a patient person.  Perhaps someone who will read to her in a soothing voice?  Someone who will share their food with her to tempt her close?  Someone she can slip into bed with under cover of darkness?  
Twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two...
of one hundred and one.
Allie (3)
Allie is a semi-feral cat.  She was transferred to OCO in April 2017 from Zoey's Place Rescue--a special needs cat rescue, in CA due to being anti-social  and therefore unadoptable. 
Allie enjoys the company of other cats, sun beams, catnip, and a cozy bed box.  Provide her with those things, plus grain-free kibble, and she's super easy to care for, which makes her a good, quiet roommate.
Transferred to CATS on 6/1/2018.
Charlotte (9)
Charlotte transferred to OCO from Multnomah County Animal Services in March 2017.  She came to them in a trap, but they didn't believe she was feral because she's not entirely afraid of people, she just gets scared and anxious when approached. All of which makes her really hard to adopt out from a shelter.  What she really needs is a foster-to-adopt situation so she can decide on her own whether she wants to be a loving companion, or remain aloof.
So far at OCO Charlotte has been spending most of her time in the rafters, at least when people are about, but we're only out there 5-6 hours a day, so we don't know what she gets up to the rest of the time.
Autumn (2)
Autumn was abandoned at the Waterloo Campground on the Santiam River in Lebanon, OR.  The camp hosts were feeding her and several others, but then ran afoul of management and got themselves evicted.  So cat trapper extraordinaire, Jody H., came to the rescue, caught up the kitties, and moved them up to OCO in February 2017 to keep them from starving.
At OCO the ferals like Autumn pretty much keep to themselves, though we see them they remain out of reach.  That's okay with us, we just want them to be safe, healthy, and well fed.  

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of one hundred and one.
Bo (4)
Update:  ADOPTED in November 2018 from Cat Adoption Team.
Blossom (11)
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Tinkerbell (3)
Update:  ADOPTED from Felines First Rescue.
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Trish (4)
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Tommy (6)
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Violet (4)
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of one hundred and one.
Toes
Update:  ADOPTED in October 2018 from Cat Adoption Team.
Muze
Update:  ADOPTED from Felines First Rescue.
Ruby
Update:  In foster care via Cat Adoption Team.
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of one hundred and one.
Earl
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Pauline
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Tia
Deceased.
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Summer
Transferred to CATS 5/4/2018.
Prince Albert
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Sterling
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Simon (6)
Simon arrived at OCO in March 2012 after picking a fight with a raccoon resulted in a vet visit where they discovered he is FIV+.  His former caregivers surrendered him as they were afraid he would share the virus with their other farm cats.
Because he was raised by a 5-year-old boy, Simon has the sweetest disposition and absolutely adores being flipped onto his back atop your lap for belly rubs!  He's quite a playful boy kitty and loves to run up, down, and all around in the rafters at OCO.  He and our big chicken in a cat suit, Tai Tai, became best buddies and are so entertaining to watch strutting about hip-to-hip or wrestling.  They will ONLY be adopted out together as a bonded pair.
Update: ADOPTED with his buddy, Tai Tai, from POPPA, Inc.
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Softee
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Punkin Doodles (2)
Punkin Doodles was abandoned in the parking lot of a Beaverton extended stay hotel.  It took a coordinated effort between Felines First and OCO over many long nights to catch this little rascal.  And, none of us could believe such a handsome, talkative, young boy had been left in the wild.  Felines First placed him for adoption and he got snatched up quickly... but then, he was returned for peeing inappropriately in the house.  
Felines First gave him another chance in a foster home and he continued with his bad behavior.  So he was transferred to OCO as unadoptable.  He loves being at OCO where he doesn't get punished for peeing on stuff, he can chase and play with the other cats, lay about in the sunshine, and just be totally spoiled with lots of toys, good food, and loving attention from volunteers and staff.
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of one hundred and one.
Shilo
Update:  ADOPTED in November 2018 from Cat Adoption Team.
 Tai Tai (6)
Update:  ADOPTED with his buddy, Simon, from POPPA, Inc.
Gilly (3)
Currently living at Cat Alliance Team Sanctuary in Sherwood.
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of one hundred and one.
Twix
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Tavi
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Silly
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Spookie
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Luigi
Update:  ADOPTED with his sister, Lucia, from Cat Alliance Team Sanctuary.
Mr Gray
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Trooper
Update:  ADOPTED in October 2018 from Cat Adoption Team.
Pinchot
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Ludmilla
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Jacque
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Connie
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Buddy Too
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Birdie
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Lolita
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