The Shame of "Free Kittens"
In spite of the best efforts all the little groups like Animal Advocates Society BC is still awash in excess cats and kittens both feral and domesticated.
Some Rescue Stories
How the recue network gets real animal welfare done and keeps animals out of cells and cages!
Feral Cats in Clinton BC
Feral cats are not usually this healthy and well-looked after, but in Clinton BC they have a special person who has dedicated herself to making sure that they receive this care. In spite of the best efforts all the little groups like Animal Advocates Society, BC is still awash in excess cats and kittens both feral and domesticated.
Cat Rescue on Cache Creek Reserves
Seven more cats, Bella, Cairo, Edward, Hannah, Missy-Toes, Picky-Picky, and Shadow, all spayed or neutered, and all their medical needs covered. The tame ones will be rehomed and the feral will be put back where they came from and be fed and maintained.
Cat Rescue on Chilliwack Reserves
The compassionate on-site cat rescuer on a Reserve near Chilliwack BC that started her work in 2009 and continues in 2010. The dedicated rescuer has befriended a reserve family who are accepting of her help. At last, progress is being made! Gwen is doing the hard-slogging work, AAS is paying the bills, and the family are going to keep the cats inside so that no more are eaten by coyotes, hit by cars, or die of diseases.
Cat Rescue in Prince George
Prince George BC is another place where there are many dogs and cats that need AAS's help.
Dear AAS, These are the rescue stories I was telling you about over the phone. Your help with this will be greatly appreciated by these lucky cats and kittens.
Cat Rescue in Cowichan
By Char Olson
Somehow I found myself at the end of October helping with the feral cats at our local Courtenay Airpark - cats and kittens that have been born there and sadly dumped there to fend for themselves. Well, it's something that was new to me, so I set out to task with the help of Terry and her friends. We needed food for feeding stations, adoptive homes, and especially vet care.
Cat Rescue in Kamloops
Hi AAS, I hate asking for help, especially to another group who works so hard! You have helped us out in the past tremendously, and we are in another situation. We (myself, and a couple of volunteers) have started a Spay/Neuter/Release mission in the Pritchard area of Kamloops.
"Puggles" Abandoned Cat in Abbotsford
Puggles the 4 yr old Himalayan Cat, over a month alone living in an air vent, terrified after being abandoned at a rental property...
Feral Cat Rescue
Feral cats — there is a more humane solution than just killing them.
Cat Rescue in Mission BC
Hi AAS, I'm wondering if you can help me out with some information. I am living in Mission B.C. and have been feeding two stray cats for approximately one month. I noticed the first cat almost a year ago walking around the neighbourhood and looking very skinny.
Maggie: Third Time Lucky
Maggie did all she knew to do when she found herself, barely more than a kitten, on her own. It was frightening and lonely at first, but when hanging around the empty family home and crying at the door only left her more alone and very hungry she went searching for another human to trust. She found food and kindness of a sort.
Animal Advocates got one of those emails we so often get. Someone begs us for help for an abandoned cat who they don't have the resources to help and who doesn't want the cat picked up and killed by Animal Control.
Animal Advocates is very pleased to announce that we will be substantially financially assisting Squamish Neighbourhood Animal Partnership and Protection Society (S.N.A.P.P.S.).
Feral Kitten Video
The kittens and the mother cat were tender-trapped and successfully rehomed.
Kitten Mill Investigations/Breeding Regulations
Animal Advocates Society of B.C. - Position and Proposed Solution to the problem of thousands of abandoned, feral, and euthanized cats.
The municipalities of Coquitlam, Delta, Maple Ridge, North Vancouver City, North Vancouver District, and Surrey have enacted cat control bylaws that could be used to "round-up-and-kill" thousands of stray cats and feral cats because of a section that can force everyone trying to help a stray cat or all the feral cat rescuers to give the cat over to the local pound - where almost all of them will be killed.
Pacific Animal Foundation's Reports to City Council
On October 16th, National Feral Cat Day (NFCD), Alley Cat Allies will launch a campaign to change the policies that kill feral cats and kittens. This year, along with newly developed materials to help introduce the public to feral cats, we begin shedding light on the archaic and entrenched animal control systems throughout our country—systems that do not protect the lives of stray and feral cats.
Feebly crying for help with all the will to live that she had left, Esmeralda was found by a kindly cat-lover who followed her weakening cries through the tall grasses at the side of the highway.
Tips For Cats
Cat lovers welcome! I want to share the best cat tips with all of you. I'm obsessed and love cats so much. My place is full of photos and pictures of cats. I love any movie and books about cats. Yes, I'm a crazy cat person! If you are to, this is the site for you.
Links to Cat Rescue Groups:
Happy Cat Haven (Gibsons BC)
Katie's Place (Maple Ridge BC)
Pacific Animal Foundation (North Vancouver BC)
Richmond Animal Protection Society (Richmond BC)
Vernon District Animal Care Society (Vernon BC)