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!
As 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!!
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!
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.