To aid and humanely manage the feral cat population, including stray and abandoned cats on Quadra Island, B.C.
To achieve this goal, Quadra Cat Rescue (registered as a Canadian charity under the name Quadra Feral Cat Group) shall undertake the following activities:
1) STERILIZING COMMUNITY CATS:
Where a cat is part of a feral colony and no owner can be confirmed, we use the proven and humane method of live trapping, sterilization and release of community cats. Spay or neuter is done by local veterinarians and includes a health check, basic vaccinations and treatment for parasites. We provide transportation to and from the veterinary clinic, observe recovery after surgery, and then release the cat back to its original location. Community cat colonies are monitored for continued general health and any new arrivals that may need trapping and sterilization. If possible, a colony will be provided shelter and regular feeding. We do not support spay/neuter surgery for injured or unhealthy community cats as we believe it is inhumane to return an animal to the colony if it cannot be treated for injuries or incurable disease.
Stray and abandoned cats and kittens from colonies are often adoptable and can be found good, permanent homes. We foster and socialize these animals, assess them for temperament, and provide a veterinary check (general health check, vaccinations, treatment for ear mites, fleas, deworming). Arrangements are made to spay/neuter at the earliest possible time. We support pediatric spay/neuter, ensuring that cats and kittens that are adopted out will not reproduce.
3) Public Awareness:
Raising public awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering pet cats is vital to the success of our efforts. Community cat colonies typically originate from people dumping unwanted cats, and Quadra Cat Rescue advocates for responsible pet care that includes spaying and neutering.
We work to increase public awareness through news stories and by advertising, mall and market displays, posters, presentations at schools and public venues and regular updates on our website.
4) Pet Spay-Neuter Program:
In partnership with local veterinarians, we support a low-cost spay/neuter program for pet cats and kittens. This is available for people on reduced income or otherwise unable to afford this surgery.
We also support a low-cost spay/neuter program for people on reduced income or otherwise unable to afford this surgery in partnership with local veterinarians.