Can you spare some time to help homeless cats and kittens?
Quadra Cat Rescue is putting out a call for volunteers. With as little as 15 minutes twice a week, people can make a significant difference for homeless cats and kittens.
“Each spring, we typically end up dealing with multiple litters of kittens, and several stray cats that people start to notice as they spend more time outside in good weather,” says Janet Massey. “At this extremely busy time of year, we’re looking for reliable people to provide extra help, and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time, just a regular commitment.”
Quadra Cat Rescue needs more temporary foster homes, as well as people who can monitor and provide support in different neighbourhoods where cats and kittens have been lost or abandoned.
Since 2009, Quadra Cat Rescue has spayed or neutered more than 1,200 cats and kittens, and the local volunteer group urges all pet owners to get their cats and kittens fixed before they can reproduce.
“It’s essential that we stay on top of the cat overpopulation problem because even one unfixed pair of cats and their offspring can add up to 500 kittens within just three years,” says Valerie van Veen. “Even a few kittens left unfixed this season would set us back years.”
How you can help:
- Contact Quadra Cat Rescue to arrange to have your pet spayed or neutered.
- Volunteer to become a neighbourhood monitor or to temporarily foster.
- Adopt an already-fixed adult cat from Quadra Cat Rescue to free up foster space.
- Sponsor a kitten’s healthy start with $400 for basic vet care (vaccination and neutering).
- Donate Tru Value Foods Spirit Board points, and contact the group to purchase a $100 gift card to the Heriot Bay store that you can use to buy groceries over time.
- Donate to the Quadra Cat Rescue (Please provide your mailing address to receive a tax receipt!):
Media contact: Valerie van Veen 250-285-2329