Thinking of letting your cat have kittens? Please think again.
Quadra Cat Rescue volunteers are working hard to reduce the number of homeless cats on Quadra.
We've rescued a mother cat and litter of kittens destined for drowning. We've rescued cats and kittens from substance abusers. We foster strays.
We've fixed more than 150 - and found homes for most of these. And it's all funded by generous donations.
But more and more kittens keep coming - and the root of the problem is unfixed pet cats.
While the number of dogs and puppies surrendered to BC SPCAs is slowly declining, each year the mountains of cats and kittens continue to show up - and nearly 60 per cent of shelter animals are cats: 19,000 a year.
The BC SPCA's Summer 2011 Animal Sense magazine reported that 11,306 cats were adopted in 2010. The math is simple: thousands of cats and kittens aren't lucky enough to find homes in BC.
Please help us end the suffering of unwanted animals.
If you're thinking of adopting a free kitten, please consider the costs of responsible pet ownership. Campbell River vets charge about $300 to spay a female cat.
The cost of not spaying and neutering? More kittens!
Even now, at the end of kitten season, there are more kittens fending for themselves than we can get into foster care through Quadra Cat Rescue.
Kittens at the harbour.
Kittens at the Cove.
Kittens down on Pidcock.
Kittens at the Cape.
Kittens at the gas station.
Kittens on Joyce Road.
Kittens at the recycling depot.
Kittens at April Point.
Kittens in the gravel pit.
Kittens on Topcliffe.
Kittens in Heriot Bay.
But there is hope.
Other island communities have brought cat overpopulation under control.
On Quadra, we can solve the problem too.
We can reduce the number of homeless cats.
We can end the cycle of unnecessary suffering - and ensure every kitten grows up to be a beloved family pet.
If you love cats, please do your part. The humane solution to this human-caused problem is spaying and neutering.
Need help to fix your cat? Call us to get in on group-rate spays and neuters.
Reach us at 250-285-CATS (2287), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you're thinking of adopting a fixed cat or kitten, please consider Quadra Cat Rescue. View our cats and kittens for adoption at www.quadracats.com. (And we're always looking for temporary foster homes.)
In 2010, the Campbell River branch sheltered, fed and cared for more animals than the Nanaimo branch.
In Campbell River: 1,495
In Nanaimo: 1,469
Please do your part: spay and neuter!
2 year old spayed all white female cat needs a new home. Click HERE for more info.
LOST CAT. This message is from Bear's owner: "My little cat "Bear" is missing from 1391 west road (near the community garden). he is pretty small, had a little meow, and black with a little whitish patch on his chest. he is very social and purrs a lot and likes to fall over and show off his belly. he is short haired and was a bit tubby but has been missing since march 25th. he likes dogs. ha has tiny bits of fur that stick a bit up from the tips of his ears. we miss him a lot!"
Adult cat looking for new home. Click on image below for more info!
Foster Homes Needed!
Looking for some mousers?
Quadra Cat Rescue is seeking a barn or property with suitable outbuilding for 3 cats.
They will be fixed, vet checked and vaccinated. Donations are always appreciated, however, the cats will be available at no cost to individuals who offer them the opportunity to live in a sheltered, rural environment where they will be fed daily.
These cats were fed by a resident who has passed away and now the cats must be removed from the property. We need to find them a new place to call home soon.
If you have a property on Quadra Island that would be suitable for this trio, please let us know. 285-CATS (2287)
LOST AND FOUND!
Quadra Cat Rescue now has a lost and found page for pets on Quadra! Click HERE to view.
Quadra Cat Rescue does not support the practice of declawing of cats. We have been asked by AdoptMe Canada to post a link to their anti-declawing campaign where a petition can be signed. Please click here to view it.
Quadra Cat Rescue
P.O. Box 192
Heriot Bay, BC