S.N.A.P.P.S.' Rescue Work on the Brackendale Reserve



Please donate here to help us pay S.N.A.P.P.S. cat's vet bills ($7567.00 as of October 21, 2013).

"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; and 1 grey male owned cat; and 2 more grey/white siblings of "Gerber" plus one more elusive un-neutered male black cat who is the Casanova of the community!"

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Traps set!
This little guy is owned, but not neutered. Shortly after this picture was taken he disappeared! Maybe he understood the word "neuter"?
Needs no description :(
The little black and white kitten is named Leroy - he is the sibling to Grayson, Pumpkin, Mango & Cheddar. That's his mama, named Monster - which we don't like, so we've renamed her Petunia - with him.
I think everyone was under the impression this was a boy. Surprise! It's a girl, named "Stugan"
This poor gal was so frightened and stressed out. "Blossom" started banging her face against the cage of the trap. We gave her a mist of "Rescue Remedy" which calmed her down. She's a momma, whose 4 (not-too-young) babies haven't been seen.
Now there is one of the two we seen. Rumors are there is 3 all together of this age group.
We got back from lunch to find this guy or girl in the trap. It's not the one seen in the bush, but a different one!
Here is the guy or girl we trapped now in his room at Norgate. A little scared, but more calmer than earlier!
Here is Petunia. Pretty momma of Leroy, Grayson, Pumpkin, Cheddar and Mango. Leroy was the only sibling to be kept by the family. All the rest have been adopted to loving homes!
Here he is! Leroy is the son of Petunia and the neighbors black cat, whom we are out to get and stop him from wreaking havoc in the community!
Stugan was assumed to be a boy by the family. Surprise! It's a girl! Thankfully no litters for her!

In spite of the best efforts all the many little groups, BC is still awash in excess cats and kittens both feral and domesticated. The moral duty to prevent their suffering is acted on by hundreds, possibly thousands of women in BC, quietly and without any money but their own or what they can raise at garage sales, without any help from the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BCSPCA) which still kills too many cats and gives little help to feral cats. Animal Advocates Society of BC (AAS BC) has been paying the vet bills for these cats and women for decades, thanks to the warm-hearted generosity of our donors. You and AAS can help to stop the callous disregard for cats in BC caused by the straightforward and uncaring market force of more product than purchasers. Cat over-production is still so acceptable that without an all-out spay and neuter war, all the unremitting and heart-breaking work these devoted women do cannot stop the cycles of suffering; and there is only so much that women without the BC SPCA's $24 million financial resources can do.

Judy Stone

Please donate here to help us pay S.N.A.P.P.S. cat's vet bills ($7567.00 as of October 21 2013).

There has been such a flood of appeals for help this year that we may not be able to reply very quickly or at all to more appeals. AAS is now so well-known for its experience in all animal welfare and rescue matters that we are asked for advice and help from all over BC, Canada, the U.S. and the world. For years I have answered each and every appeal with detailed advice that I have learned from 20 years of rescue, advocacy and animal law. Our high standards are well-known to the public, that is why we are so often asked for help and advice.

We are currently working on so many projects that I am sorry to have to say that we may not be able to respond to all the cries for help we hear as quickly as we want to.

AAS ethical standards are simple and straightforward, but a lot of work: Every rescued dog is given the exact same love and care that I give my own dogs. Anything less can't be morally justified. To weigh the costs, to kill, or to rehome without paying to make the dog well in body and spirit is not true animal welfare: it's moving as much product as fast as possible and to demand money for unwell product is a business, not a calling.

Judy Stone

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