TNR Project Kittens

We were contacted by a fellow who had 2 litters of kittens that he wanted to give up. We agreed to take the kittens and at that time he refused help to have the mother spayed because it would make her ‘fat and lazy.’ We left him our contact info and told him to call if he changed his mind. 6 weeks later that call came. He brought 9 cats to us; 3 adults, the 3 white ones below and 3 small kittens that he didn’t want back. He also told us that he had a mother with 2 day old kittens at home that we could have in a few weeks. All of the cats he brought were friendly and social, but in rough shape. We spayed/neutered them all through the TNR project and reluctantly returned them to him. We told him that if he should decide that he had too many cats that we would take any of them back and find them good homes.  After 2 weeks the owner called and asked if we would take the 3 white kittens back along with the mother and her 7 kittens and find them homes because he realized they deserved a better life.

Welcome Mayo, Ajax and Casper to the Spay Day family. Little do they know they have just won the kitten lottery.

whites2

Posted in Why Spay Day? | Leave a comment

SLT 4

Celebrating Sweet Little Things: kittens, cats and desserts! Join us for a fun afternoon of entertainment, sweets, tea & coffee, silent auction, games of chance. For tickets contact felix@eastlink..ca  Also available at the Lady Hammond Animal Hospital in Halifax and Vetcetera on the Bedford Highway.

 

Posted in Why Spay Day? | Leave a comment

We are not able to rescue any more cats at this time as we are full, no more foster homes available.

If you are feeding an ABANDONED but friendly adoptable cat, please contact one of the shelters and get the cat inside. Bide A While (tel. 902-469-9578) usually has space and the SPCA (902-468-7877) has an in-take waiting list, ask for it. If they stay out too long they are at risk of contracting feline leukemia or FIV. The shelters are no-kill, the cat will get medical care and they have a high rate of adoptions. Rescue groups are overwhelmed right now. Get them inside now instead of waiting for winter, pregnancy, and many months of homelessness. Shelters in our city are not a bad place.
If you are feeding FERAL CATS, and the cats are located within the boundaries of the Halifax municipality, we have a city funded feral TNR project right now. Email catcolony@spcans.ca with all the information including the address and your contact info. The project can lend you a trap, help with trapping or transportation. This funding won’t be available forever so take advantage of it now because it is free for feral cats. The TNR of feral cats also prevents disease as cats tend to fight less, no mating, less kittens being born to misery.

Posted in Why Spay Day? | Leave a comment

Check out our Facebook page for pics from the Strutting for Rescue event.

DSC_0122.JPG

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

file-page1

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

WORLD SPAY DAY

535067_1075166452535301_5555561130205868471_n

Our World Spay Day event for 2016 was a great success. We spayed and neutered 42 cats from Mulgrave Park and N.E. Dartmouth. We need to thank Belinda Young and Amy Wilson who put out flyers throughout Mulgrave Park on a bitterly cold night. Thanks to Crystal at the Jarvis Lane Caring & Learning Centre for encouraging people to register and for collecting up some of the applications. Our volunteer drivers were Marie Leloup, Cindy Murpy, Ellen & David Langley, Claire Reddick & Brian, Pat Lee, Lynn Fitzgerald & Tracey Hall, and Marina Huygen. They were out picking up cats at 7 am. Thanks to Gordon for juggling carriers and helping shuffle cats too. Special thanks to Inge Sadler & Pick of the Litter Society for partnering on our veterinary costs for the day. Thanks also to Dr. Pollard and her team at the SPCA Low-Cost Clinic in Burnside for the special work they will do in their spay/neuter clinic. And thanks to Dr. Hammid & Dr. Kahn at the Lady Hammond Animal Hospital who are nicely took in our overflow of cats and doing spays & neuters as well. It was a very busy day and as I always say, TEAM SPAY DAY ROCKS!

1

2

Posted in Why Spay Day? | Leave a comment

HAPPY NEW YEAR

KrissyAs 2015 draws to a close, we share our success with our supporters. In 2015 we spayed & neutered 394 cats. We adopted out and rehomed 201 cats, of which 103 were kittens. That is 103 kittens that were not given away for free and allowed to reproduce or get tossed away when they grew in to an adult. Many of the kittens were spay/neutered this year and the remaining kittens will be done in 2016 when they turn six months old. Since we started in 2011 we have spayed & neutered a grand total of 1,432 cats. We helped many low income famlies to have their cats fixed and created more community relationships. All this was possible with the help of our volunteers; drivers, foster homes, adopters, donors, fundraisers. Special thanks to all the veterinary clinics and their staff who take such great care of the cats we bring them. Thanks to our adoption partner, PetSmart Bedford because without them we would not be able to adopt out so many adult cats. Thank you to Royal Canin, our adoption & pet food partner. Your support provides valuable nutrition for all our rescued cats & especially our kittens. Our vet bills alone were were over $90,000 and that is a lot of fundraising events, donations, and adoption fees. 2015 proves that Spay Day supporters & volunteers are once again the absolute best! Happy New Year everyone!!

Posted in Why Spay Day? | Leave a comment

CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR PHOTOS FROM THE JUST FOR CATS – CAT VIDEO FILM FESTIVAL. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT. WE HOPE YOU HAD FUN. WE SURE DID!Layla

Posted in Why Spay Day? | Leave a comment

Linda cheque 006

A huge wow and THANK YOU to Matt and the staff at PetSmart Bedford Commons for the donation of not one, but two cheques of $1,000 each to support the spay/neuter work of our program. And another thank you for the food donations that will assist our fosters with rescued cats. Visit PetSmart Bedford Commons to help out with the food donations that will be running until the end of January. And while there you can visit our adoptable cats, Thor and Silky. Thank You Matt and PetSmart!

Posted in Why Spay Day? | Leave a comment

The Spay Day HRM program operates on donations & fundraising. We do not always have funds available to help more cats. Approved applications are placed in a waiting list and you will only be contacted when an appointment can be made for your cat at a clinic. Send your application and we will assist you when we are able. It may take months. There are many many cats in HRM that need help and we receive hundreds of applications. In the mean time, keep your cat safe indoors, and try to prevent pregnancy.

To obtain an application to have your cat spayed or neutered, click on the tab above that says Spay/Neuter Application. Complete the application and send it back, either by email or Canada Post.

Requests are coming in for help with kittens, abandoned and starving cats, cats in need of rescue and large colonies of cats. We receive dozens of requests daily and some weeks it is difficult to keep up, even with just the correspondence and calls. We are a small organization with limited means. We try our best to address the current backlog of applications before we move forward with new requests. When contacting for help with a cat or kittens, please include as much information as possible including your full name, address, telephone number, the age and sex of the cat and as much information on the cat as possible.

Posted in Why Spay Day? | Leave a comment