We are located at 4157 Cherry Avenue, Keizer, OR 97303
The Salem Friends of Felines Thrift Store is located right next door at 4155 Cherry Avenue, Keizer, OR 97303
4157 Cherry Avenue
Keizer, OR 97303
Thrift Store: 503-689-1759
THRIFT STORE HOURS:
CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY
Hours of Operation
Closed on Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Years’ Day
Early Closure (3:00PM) on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Salem Friends of Felines is to help as many homeless cats as we can by placing them in loving, permanent homes and reduce feline overpopulation through education and our spay/neuter assistance program.
15th Annual Paws & Purrsonality Fundraiser
Parking at event: Oregon State Fair Grounds – Please use AQUA GATE off 17th Street. There will be a sign and a parking attendant to help you. Our event has FREE PARKING. Be aware is another event that evening that has pay parking, do not park in that lot!
TICKETS SOLD OUT TO LIVE EVENT!
LOOK FOR OUR VIRTUAL AUCTION COMING SOON!
We are open to the public, no appointment needed for adoptions, vouchers, feral food pantry, and Thrift Store shopping during regular business hours. We miss our community and hope that making these changes we can support the needs of everyone better.
Due to increased COVID-19 protocols and for the safety of our staff and customers, we may limit the amount of people in the facility at any given time. We encourage potential adopters to obtain adoption pre-approval by using our online application process. With the pesky paperwork out of the way you will have more time to find your match!
Wednesdays and Saturdays are our new arrival days! If you’re looking to adopt a kitten Wednesday and Saturdays are going to be the best days to come check us out as there will be many kittens to choose from. Kitten season is here so the sooner you have been pre-approved for adoption, the quicker your adoption visit will be. Completed adoption applications are kept on file for 6 months.
As always, our website features all of our currently adoptable cats. Once a cat has been adopted from SFOF, the website is automatically updated. Please remember to refresh your browser page to make sure you have the most current adoption information.
INTERESTED IN ADOPTING OR SURRENDERING?
If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten, please fill out the online adoption questionnaire located under the ADOPT tab, there you will also find information on all of our available cats and our adoption fees.
If you need to surrender an owned cat or bring in a stray, please click the RESOURCES tab and then fill out an online intake request form. Our intake team will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that filling out the intake request form does not mean we have agreed to accept the animal just yet.
OTHER SHELTER SERVICES AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Please check our EVENTS tab for current activities. Please check back for additional information and subscribe to our mailing list for updates as they become available.
SALEM FRIENDS OF FELINES THRIFT STORE
Salem Friends of Felines Thrift Store is OPEN every Tuesday-Saturday 11:00AM-6:00PM. Donations of small items are accepted during regular business hours. If you wish to drop off a large donation, please call ahead to schedule the drop off. Our Thrift Store staff have expanded our cleaning and disinfection protocols to ensure a safe shopping experience for all customers. For questions about SFOF Thrift Store hours or donations, please call the Thrift Store directly at 503-689-1759.
Cans for Cats: donations of refundable cans and bottles can be dropped off at SFOF between the hours of 11:00AM- 6:00PM everyday and Sundays 11:00AM-4:00PM. Please ring the door bell located at the Adoption Center door or at the donations door and we can do a touch-less hand off.
Thank you for your continued understanding, support, and cooperation. The health and safety of our animals, our staff, our volunteers, and the communities we serve remains to be our top priority.
FAQ About COVID-19 and SFOF Shelter Operations
What can I expect during my intake appointment?
Plan to arrive five minutes before your scheduled appointment. A member of our Intake team will meet you in the lobby walk you through your shelter visit. To ensure we follow recommended health guidelines, we request you limit your party to no more than two people. Visitors will have access to handwashing stations and hand sanitizer.
I may need to return a cat I’ve adopted from SFOF. How do I make an appointment?
We accept cats and kittens by appointment only. SFOF is asking owners who are not facing an immediate crisis to hold onto their pets for up to four weeks, and then surrender them at a later scheduled date. For any pet owners who need to surrender immediately due to an emergency situation, please schedule an appointment with our Intake team by calling 503-362-5611. Our goal is to keep as many pets with their families as possible and to accomplish this goal we are happy to work with families on a case-by-case basis to provide support and resources. We do encourage pet owners to get on as many waiting lists as possible, as one shelter may have an opening before another. If you would like to rehome your pet without our assistance a great resource is rehome.adoptapet.com, where they walk you through the process in a few easy steps! The best part of rehoming on your own is YOU get to pick your animal’s new forever home!
I found a stray cat. Can I bring it to the shelter?
We are operating by appointment only for surrenders. Please click the RESOURCES tab and fill out our Intake Request Form. We receive many intake requests daily and may not get to a request for a week or two. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we are trying our best.
What is SFOF doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
To ensure our shelter remains a safe and healthy environment for all visitors, SFOF already follows comprehensive daily cleaning and sanitation protocol. We are taking additional precautions to prevent the spread of any illness including increasing our sanitation of high-touch surfaces, requiring staff and volunteers to stay home if they feel ill, social distancing at any upcoming events, and making sure hand sanitizer and other disinfectants are readily available throughout the facility.
Can animals contract COVID-19 and spread it to humans?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Organization for Animal Health, there is currently no evidence that companion animals can spread the virus through contact with humans. There is also no evidence of people contracting COVID-19 from companion animals. As always, it’s recommended to wash your hands after touching any animal.
How can I make sure that my family and pets are prepared for an emergency?
Rising concerns around COVID-19 are an important reminder about emergency preparedness. We encourage you to use this opportunity to review your household’s emergency plan and ensure your four-legged family members are prepared as well. See below for steps to create an emergency plan.
- Check to be sure your pet’s microchip information is current and he or she is wearing a legible form of identification
- Stock an adequate amount of pet food and medical supplies in case you must stay home for an extended time
- Keep your veterinarian’s contact information readily available, as well as copies of your pet’s medical records
- Identify a trusted friend, family member, or neighbor who can provide temporary pet care in case of an emergency
For additional information on incorporating your animal into your family’s emergency preparedness plans, check out this guide from the ASPCA as well as this information from the CDC.
Where can I find more information about COVID-19?
We recommend the following resources for additional reading about the novel coronavirus (SARS COVID-19) and how you can help protect the pets and people in your life:-
How can I help support SFOF?
First, thank you for thinking of shelter animals during this time! You can always support SFOF by making a donation online, by mail to 4157 Cherry Ave. Keizer, OR 97303, or over the phone by calling us at 503-362-6511. You can also help us by purchasing essential supplies through our Amazon Wishlist. Your donations help us meet ever-changing needs to ensure that we can keep our cats and staff safe and healthy in the face of uncertainty.
Our team is working hard to address the rapidly changing situation and there is a chance we might need families to open their homes to animals in need of immediate foster placement. If we reach capacity, this help will be critical. To learn more about upcoming fostering opportunities, subscribe to our mailing list.
Thank you for helping us continue serving our furry friends during this challenging time.
Salem Friends of Felines
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