Press Release – Oct 9, 2020


Newport, Oregon — October 9, 2020 —The CENTRAL COAST HUMANE SOCIETY and the LINCOLN COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER are working in the Echo Mountain Complex fire area to move the stray cats left behind from the fire. We have an URGENT need to move upwards of 100 cats out of the areas where they are breathing ash and asbestos.


  • Foster homes for kittens, semi-friendly and friendly cats
  • Barn/shop placements for the unfriendly cats

FOSTER HOMES: The Lincoln County Animal Shelter is coordinating efforts to find foster homes for these cats and kittens. If you can take any of them, please complete the volunteer application at Once approved, all necessary items and support are supplied FREE to you.

Many of these cats and kittens will need liquid antibiotic and eye treatments. The Lincoln County Animal Shelter will care for the sicker cats and kittens; when stable they will be placed in foster homes.

BARN CATS/MOUSERS: A barn/stable or secure outbuilding would be ideal. The cats will come to you spayed or neutered, flea treated, micro-chipped, and vaccinated against rabies. We may be able to provide transportation. If you can provide a home for 2 or 3 of them or know someone who can, please contact Mike Sprague at (541) 237-9791 or