Cats are treated as disposable objects to be thrown away when their welcome is worn out. They are terrified, sicken, suffer, and pine for the "family" who cruelly abused them this way. They do not know how to blame....  Maggie is one of millions

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.  She found someone in a senior's home who fed her, but wouldn't let her in or even provide her with shelter.

She huddled most of the time under the porch, evading the kicks of those who only saw her as a "dirty cat", watching for the one kind person who fed her. But her welcome was worn out when, less than a year old, she gave birth to a litter of kittens. She was driven away.  But, unlike so many reviled and abused cats, third time was lucky for Maggie.

She and her babies were found by someone who knows of AAS's cat rescue in BC.  We put her in touch with a rescue colleague of ours and Maggie and her kittens were rapidly taken in, warmed up, fed, taken to the vet for exams and vaccines.  And now Maggie and her babies need to get lucky once more.  They need the kinds of loving, responsible homes that every cat deserves.
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We're an animal rescue, humane, and advocacy society.  Animal Advocates Society assists in animal rescue in BC and all over North America.  We have helped dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and horses.

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 high standards and 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.

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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