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Regina Cat Rescue
Monetary Donation | Article by: Cindy Cherry
This non-profit, volunteer-run organization is a CRA registered charity which helps abandoned cats and kittens, plus educates people about the humane treatment of pets. They rely solely on fundraising events and grants from Foundations such as ours. They have approximately 200 volunteers who give their time at fundraising events, opens their homes to foster cats, socialize semi-feral cats and kittens, and feed and care for community cats. They are also a member organization of Humane Canada (Canadian Federation of Humane Societies).
These rescue cats and kittens are found on the street, on farms and under abandoned houses and businesses. They are then provided with necessary veterinary care such as spay/neuter, identification and vaccination, as well as the rehabilitation necessary for adoption into loving homes. They rescue and adopt out around 400 cats per year, while doing this with no physical facility. All the felines are placed in foster homes and at satellite adoption centers, such as pet stores and a cat café.
They also trap, neuter/spay, and release (TNR) feral cats back into colonies, followed by long-term care and feeding by dedicated volunteers. They manage approximately 30 community cat colonies, with more than 100 of these cats being fed and cared for daily. Volunteers create innovative shelters that help the cats survive harsh Saskatchewan winters.
As with most rescues they strongly believe that education is the key to success in addressing the severe plight of cat overpopulation in any city. So they have to emphasize to the public the importance of sterilization, responsible pet care, and the benefits of well-maintained feral cat colonies.
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Meet King who is pictured here recovering in a warm vehicle after being unstucked due to his paws being literally frozen in the middle of a highway.
Pictured here is Frysta whose ears will eventually fall of due to frost bite after being frozen in a tree at -35 degrees Celsius.
Tally here is warming up in a car after her paws were thawed out from the gravel road where she was stuck in.