With spring kittens arriving, Quadra Cat Rescue is reaching out for help

Spring is the start of kitten season, and Quadra Cat Rescue has begun focusing its spay,
neuter and adoption efforts on a colony of approximately 40 cats on a property near
Quathiaski Cove.

“This colony is already alarmingly large, and left unchecked it will multiply very quickly.
Trapping the adults to get them to the vet for spaying and neutering, and fostering the
kittens so they’re ready for adoption will be a huge effort,” says volunteer Janet Massey.
“If anyone is available to lend a hand, it could make a huge difference in the quality of
life for the adult cat population and for the kittens that could end up in homes rather
than living as part of a feral colony.”

“If people can’t offer hands-on help, we are grateful to anyone who can contribute
financial support to help pay vet fees for neutering all these cats,” adds volunteer
Valerie van Veen. “Quadra Cat Rescue is chronically challenged for funding with several
cats in foster care, including some with special needs and ongoing medical issues.”
Quadra Cat Rescue volunteers brought some of this year’s kittens to families attending
the pet-acular event put on by the Quadra branch of the Vancouver Island Regional
Library at the end of March.

“This is another way we’re trying to share information about responsible cat ownership
and volunteer opportunities with our group,” explains Kristene Perron. “People love
their pets, and Quadra has dozens of cats that need a home. Our small group of
volunteers is working hard to make the lives of pet cats and their people the best
possible experience for everyone.”

For more information, to volunteer, foster, adopt, make a donation, or to inquire about
discounted spay and neuter opportunities, contact Quadra Cat Rescue by telephone at
250-285-CATS (2287), email quadracatrescue@yahoo.com or on Facebook for details on
lost pets, plus cats and kittens for adoption.

Can’t adopt or volunteer but want to help? Sponsor one of the many kittens in need.
$400 gets a kitten spayed or neutered and provides basic vet care for a healthy start.
Quadra Cat Rescue has an account with the local credit union and accepts cash,
cheques, PayPal. Tax receipts available.