ANIMAL ADVOCATES' CAT RESCUE CAMPAIGN PREVENTS THE DEATHS OF CATS AND KITTENS AT A PRINCE GEORGE BC TRAILER PARK
In Prince George BC there is a trailer park that is home to many feral cats and kittens. All the cats need to be spayed and neutered, vaccinated, and treated for infections and parasites. With no immunities, the kittens are especially sick and often die.
Ellie's rescue and lifelong care - 76 maggots can't keep Ellie down
"I received a call this morning to pick up a sick kitten someone found. Her anus and vagina were full of maggots and she is quite dehydrated. I've bathed the area, given her an enema and I'm trying to hydrate her by injecting saline under her skin. I can't find a vet open or willing to take her today..."
More Prince George TNR (Trap Neuter Release)
Read the stories of Francesca, Alto, Banjo, Clara and Dill – five feral cats desperate to survive.
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!
Animal Advocates got one of those emails we get so often get. Someone asks us for help for ownerless cats who they don't have the resources to help and who doesn't want the cats picked up and very possibly killed by the BC SPCA.
Charlotte's last days were so happy
On the side of a busy road Charlotte crouched, about to dart to the other side. Maybe she thought there was food on the other side of the road. She was starving; so thin that there was little of her left.
Charlotte's luck was about to turn. A kind — and proactive person — who noticed Charlotte and quickly pulled over, gently scooped Charlotte up in her arms. AAS was asked to help with Charlotte's vet bills. We said Yes, of course — that is what we do.
Blood work showed what we suspected: that Charlotte was in renal failure. But her life was not over, not yet...
From our rescue colleague in the interior of BC:
"Yesterday I returned from an appointment to find a large empty shoe box on my porch. When I looked around I found a young cat – maybe only 10 months old, with a very badly infected leg/foot..."
Over a long cold Winter, the old orange cat huddled under one porch after another in a neighbourhood in a Northern BC town. A known cat-rescuer was told about the old cat by several concerned people. But each time she was told where he was, he had crept away, still searching for food and warmth and help. His coat was matted right down to his skin so that it held his back legs together. He crept because stretching his skin to walk was terribly painful.
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.
Merritt Facebook Kittens Rescued
A Facebook user posted that she had five orphaned kittens that she needed someone to take. Another user arranged to take them but after one night, she realized that her life was too busy to take on bottle feeding five newborn kittens. In turn, she posted a Facebook message, that a former student of mine. Sheresa, read. Sheresa gave her my name and at 9:30 on a Wednesday night, we were off to Merritt to rescue the kittens.
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.
Animal Advocates Cat Rescue and Welfare on Squamish Nation Reserves
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.).
Blazer is an old guy, semi-feral and father of many litters! When we first caught him he literally busted out of the kennel, not once but twice. We had to duct tape the kennel shut this time.
SNAPPS' Rescue Work on the Brackendale Reserve: "Another trip! More calls for help which netted us 5 cats today. All have arrived for spay or neuter. And all 5 will be returned on Tuesday. On the return trip, we will search for 4 little kittens said to have been seen frequently roaming..."
Cache Creek Barn Cats
AAS got this email from one of our colleagues who rescues dogs and cats on the reserves near her asking if we could pay the vet bills:
"A family of cats were dumped at a farm near Cache Creek. Three of them were pregnant and the fourth was a male..."
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.
Fourteen Cats Rescued in Lytton BC
"In late October, a tenant moved out of a residence in Lytton leaving behind fourteen cats and kittens. The owners of the house phoned the emergency hotline of a large animal protection agency to appraise them of the situation. They asked for immediate assistance because they wanted to rent the house out to new tenants. After a couple of weeks, a call was returned and the owners were assured help would be on the way shortly."
Kitten Rescue on Chilliwack Reserves
"I got a call from a woman on a reserve who had discovered 3 kittens who were living with their feral mom under a trailer. The people who occupied the trailer were moving out and they were having a very loud going away party. They had told this woman that they were going leave the cats there when they left."
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.
"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.
When we first saw Joe he was starving, matted, dirty and lost. But most horrifying were his paws. They looked like they had been burned in a fire.
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.
Ozzie was a very sick lost old cat when he found shelter on a porch. He was emaciated down to skin and bones. His long fur was matted all over his body. It was so tight between his legs that walking was painful for poor Ozzie. Who knows how far the poor old boy struggled to walk until he gave up and huddled on that porch.
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.
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.
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.
Would Animal Advocates be able to help with some of this poor cat's vet costs? He was brought to my house by someone who found him in a wood pile. I've named him Woody...
Cat Shelters in the Homes of Rescuers
Animal Advocates has assisted with cat rescue by paying the expenses of cat shelters located in the homes of rescuers. These rescuers do all the heavy lifting but don't have enough money to pay the considerable expenses and no time to do fundraising.