We are very pleased to announce that we have received a $5,000 spay/neuter grant from the CanFel Foundation.
This grant will be used to help us with the spay/neuter of owned cats from those of low-income. Thanks to the CanFel Foundation; these funds will help increase the number of cats & families that we will be able to assist this year.
The CanFel Foundation was established and generously funded by the late Sandra Bond in support of animal welfare.
Sandra Bond was a businesswoman who made her home in Guelph, Ontario. She was an early and passionate advocate for animal welfare; she particularly supported programs designed to instill humane values in children, and spay and neuter programs designed to reduce the number of unwanted companion animals.
65 cats were spayed/neutered at 3 clinics on February 27th as part of our annual celebration of World Spay Day.
Spay Day HRM Society is pleased to announce our receipt of a new $15,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada. In celebration of Canada’s 150th year of confederation, PetSmart Charities of Canada is granting $150,000 to help pets from coast to coast. One animal welfare agency in each province will be selected to receive a $15,000 grant, and in Nova Scotia, Spay Day HRM Society was the winning grant applicant. We plan to use the $15,000 grant to spay or neuter 150 cats for families who believe in the importance of controlling pet overpopulation, but who may not have the financial resources to pay for the procedure. Thank You PetSmart Charities of Canada!!
Buster has been roaming the streets in Greenwood Heights Timberlea for over 3 years. Some kind neighbours were feeding this fella and had a nice outdoor shelter for him to sleep in. He was brought in to the vet when they noticed he was lame in the back end. As you can see Buster has lots of war wounds from fighting for love. Well, Busters fighting days are over, he is Spay Day cat # 2,000. We are hoping to find Buster an indoor home, so he can rest in luxury.
UPDATE: BUSTER HAS GONE TO A FOSTER-TO-ADOPT SITUATION WITH A LADY WHO HAS GOOD EXPERIENCE WITH RESCUES. He is on meds for pain and infection. He is blind in one eye from an untreated injury and had the eye removed. The pressure in his eye was building & there was continual discharge. He has also had extensive dental work. Buster’s medical costs will be around $2,000. Anyone who would like to celebrate 2,000 spays/neuters by donating towards his medical costs can (a) send an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (b) mail a cheque payable to Spay Day HRM, 40 Lier Ridge, Halifax B3P 0C7 (c) donate through the Canada Helps web page. Be sure to include your postal address so we can forward you a charitable tax receipt.
Thanks to Dr. Mosher at Tantallon Veterinary hospital for taking care of Buster.
We closed out 2016 with a generous grant of $5,000 from PetSmart Charities of Canada. In 2016 we spay/neutered 486 cats and completed the adoption of 238 cats & kittens.
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!