The importance of 
Spay and Neuter


Every year thousands of animals must be euthanized because there are no homes for them. Be a responsible pet owner! Spay and neuter your pets. The many advantages to having your cats spayed/neutered include:

 

  • promotes better health in both male and female cats
  • reduces the tendency in male cats to roam
  • eliminates the inconvenience of the heat cycle in female cats
  • eliminates spraying in most male cats

There are not enough good homes... Please, spay or neuter your pets. Click here to link to BCSPCA's video on the importance of spay and neuter.

 

 

A CAT PROOFED HOME IS A CAT SAFE HOME

A kitten-proofed home is a cat safe home whatever the age of your new pet. Before that first front paw crosses your threshold for the first time, your home must be a health zone and not a hazard zone. Be especially attentive to the sensibilities of former “outside” cats, who may never have walked on wooden floors, carpets or tiles, or been exposed to so many unfamiliar sights before. 

Begin the process of cat proofing by walking through your home, room by room, searching for things a cat might climb, knock over or pull down, and either secure, remove or store them. Keep all trashcans behind closed and latched doors and wastebaskets (covered if possible) out of sight. Ensure that all heating/airvents have covers. Snap specially designed plastic caps over electrical outlets. Tie electrical cords together and tuck them out of reach. Install childproof latches to keep inquisitive paws from prying open cabinet doors in kitchens and bathrooms, and ALWAYS keep toilet lids down. In bedrooms, keep all medications, lotions and cosmetics off accessible surfaces such as bedside tables.

Although prevention is the key to your new cat’s wellbeing, accidents can and do happen. The truly protective pet parents are prepared pet parents and know to keep a list of vital numbers handy including your veterinarian and your local 24-hour veterinary emergency clinic. Hopefully, these are numbers you’ll never use. And as long as you remain vigilant, both you and your new, best furry friend can rest, assured.

 

Cats and kittens available for adoption

FOSTERS NEEDED

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Are you an experienced ‘cat person’? Are you looking for a challenge? There are several cats that have been at the shelter for a number of years. For various reasons, either because they are very timid or have other issues, these cats are overlooked by potential adopters. We would love to see these little guys find loving homes. If you feel you are equipped to handle a ‘special needs’ kitty, we’d love to hear from you. They will require a lot of patience and initially it may be a one-way street with you doing all the giving. However, we are confident that with enough love and patience even these little ones can become functioning and happy members of society. These cats are identified on our website as 'special needs'.


REMINDER:

When you move,
remember to change your pet'scontact info
at the vet.