Meowy Catmas and Happy Mew Year!

Make no mistake, it is your generosity that helped SFOF adopt out over 900 cats and kittens this year in spite of all the hardships that we have each faced during 2020. In fact, on Saturday, November 14th SFOF processed the 16,000th adoption since opening in 2004! Many thanks to your amazing donations and support!


On a daily basis our furry guests have to be fed, kept comfortable, and healthy. Adoptions are just one of the functions of SFOF. Very often cats arrive in dire need of extensive medical treatment.

Heimdall Update

Meet little Heimdall. He came to us with two ruptured corneas. 

After antibiotics, it looks like the small but mighty Heimdall will only need one eye removed. As soon as he can gain enough weight, he will undergo eye surgery. His status currently is that he’s becoming a little chunkster, so he will have his surgery in early December. You can read his full story on our Facebook page 

Many of you have already made donations to help cover the extra medical costs of his surgery and recovery care. Any donations designated toward Heimdall’s care will go to other cats with medical needs once his costs for care are met. Everyone at SFOF thanks you for your help – especially Heimdall!

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Fostering Update - Meet Julian and Mort

Another extremely important part of the work done at SFOF is foster care. Our foster parents are willing to take on momma cats and kittens until they are ready to adopt out. This may require administration of medications, as well as normal pet care. 

Some cats going into foster care have had little or no human contact. It takes time and patience to acclimate them to trust humans. Thanks to our foster parents, SFOF is able to adopt out healthy happy kittens and cats. One such story started with a good Samaritan finding Julian and Mort (think ring tailed lemurs from the movie Madagasgar), only five weeks old, in a wrecking yard. 

They were so scared of the good Samaritan, but he was able to get them to SFOF. After much hissing and spitting, the foster parent got these tiny little tabbies to her family’s home. Step by slow step they began to learn that these humans could be trusted to be safe and good to them. Now they are curling up on a fleece blanket in the foster’s lap – and purring! They also learned that they could get along with the other animals in the foster family.

A Forever Home for Julian and Mort!

Mort and Julian have already found their forever home. Yep! The foster family fell so deeply in love with Mort and JuJu they adopted them! We are so happy for them that they have found their forever home in time for Christmas!


Fostering is joyful and rewarding, and sometimes foster cats and kittens become family members. Thank you foster parents for all that you do to make feline lives better!

These are just a couple of the “tails” we could tell from SFOF. The shelter appreciates all of your generous donations throughout the year. During this holiday season the cats and kittens can use all the help they can get. Below is our Holiday Wish List. You can also donate through PayPal.

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Please consider shopping our SFOF wish list at

And remember to bring cans and bottles for our "Cans for Cats" recycling program. Tell your friends and neighbors (are you active on NextDoor, for instance?). 

Thank you for being wonderful partners in this mission to help the homeless kittens and cats of our amazing town.

HOLIDAY WISH LIST – Desirable Dozen Most Needed

Mama & Baby Cat Food – Royal Canin

Purina Kitten & Adult Cat Chow

Miracle Nipple Feeder for Bottle Babies


Paper Towels

Laundry Soap

Friskies Wet Food – Pate’ only please

Hand Sanitizer

Trash Bags (Tall Kitchen & Lawn & Leaf)

Disposable Gloves (Small, Medium, Large)

KMR – Kitten Milk Replacement

Cat Toys

More items can be found on our SFOF Amazon Wish List! You can ship right to our door! 980 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302
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