Salem Friends
of Felines

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2013: 1270
2012: 1296
2011: 1290
since 2004: 8119




We are a limited admissions, no-kill rescue that believes in helping every kitty we can, by ensuring it will not reproduce an unwanted litter of kittens and by also helping those that are abandoned, unwanted and homeless find a loving forever family home. Every life matters!  The ASPCA estimates that approximately 2.7 million healthy, and perfectly adoptable pets are euthanized each year.  Of that number 70% are kittens and cats. These numbers are heartbreaking!  With your help, we can prevent this from happening by helping reduce these numbers.

The 2014 Humaneitarian Awards

   Jeanie Sloan, Director of Salem Friends of Felines, has been nominated for the 2014 Humaneitarian Award given by Willamette Humane Society. This year the awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 16th, 7:00 pm at Pringle Hall, 606 Church Street SE, Salem, 97301. Please come to support Jeanie and all the other well deserving nominees at this wonderful celebration. Congratulations to Jeanie and all the hard working nominees!


2014 Paws & Purrsonality Auction Date Set

   The date has been set for our largest fundraiser of the year, and we’d love to have you attend. The date is Saturday, Sept. 27th.  Be sure to mark this event on your calendar, and tell all your friends, family members and neighbors. Stay tuned for more details about this fun and important fundraiser.  Last year the event sold out, so be sure to purchase your tickets early!


Don’t Forget About ‘The Seniors’ – Reduced Fee

   Old age shouldn’t be a death sentence for sweet kitties!  At SFOF we see several cases every year where an owner passes away or has to move into assisted living and is unable to take their aging cat(s) with them. The poor, confused, loving cats arrive at our shelter, trembling with fear and wondering what has happened to their life-long companion.

   We are reducing adoption fees in April for senior and other special needs kitties, to help these innocent victims find fur-ever homes.   See our Facebook page for the lower rates and more information. 

  And please -- consider opening your home and heart to a sweet older cat that still has so much love to give.

Foster Families Needed

   Kitten season is in FULL BLOOM and our foster families are getting loaded up! SFOF needs more loving foster families to help with nurturing, socializing and ensuring these sweet kittens get a healthy, stable foundation that will set them up for a long and happy life in their FUR-EVER homes. Won’t you please open your home and lend a hand? If you are interested, please go to our website @ and fill out the online application. The more foster homes we have, the more kitties we can save. Please help!


Cans for Cats

   Please support our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program by bringing your $.05 deposit cans and bottles to the shelter at 980 Commercial Street.  Hours:  Mon.-Sat. 11 to 6 and Sun. 11 to 4.  Tax donation receipts available upon request.


      Vaccine Clinics Coming

   Mark your calendar and tell your friends and family about the upcoming vaccine clinics that are scheduled on April 5th and May 10th from 10 am to 12 pm @ SFOF shelter. The first 50 kitties can receive a FELV vaccine for only $5. Flea treatments, vaccines, exams and nail trims are $4 each. These clinics are possible due to the help of many volunteers and our supporting vet clinic, Willamette Valley Animal Hospital.

Cats only, please, and cash only.


Outreach Volunteers Needed

   SFOF is short of volunteers for our Outreach Program.  Outreach is a crucial part of our success.  We go out in the community to advertise and promote SFOF, and to educate the public about cat over-population.

  And -- we also do adoptions at our Outreach locations!  As a volunteer, you will meet many wonderful people who love animals.  But you know what’s most rewarding to our Outreach volunteers?   That great feeling of joy and success you get when you unite a loving kitty with their new owner and fur-ever home!

  Join us!  Each shift is only a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday, once or twice a month. We would really appreciate any help you can give. If you are interested, please go to our website, click on volunteer opportunities and fill out the application.




980 Commercial St. Salem, OR

503 362-5611

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