If you are thinking of adding a cat or kitten to your household and reside in the Lower North Thompson, Better Beginnings Kitten Rescue might be just what you are looking for.
Spokesperson Carleen Stamer says Better Beginnings Kitten Rescue started approximately one year ago, “with traps being set, and cats and kittens being caught”.
Stamer says since that time the rescue has grown exponentially, mostly in the Barriere area. The group have already adopted out a large number of kittens (which included the cost of spaying and neutering the kittens), re-homed surrendered feline pets, trapped feral cats (all spayed and neutered before adoption), and filled a need for barns with mouse issues.
“This past fall we removed approximately 18 cats from one area,” stated Stamer, “We have stepped in to help with vetting costs, food, transportation and support, and we welcome new fosters to help in this process. Recently we trapped three cats from East Lake, one from the Louis Creek Eco Depot, have taken in four surrenders, and also another older cat that needed vet care.”
She adds the rescue greatly appreciate the Louis Creek Eco Depot, as well as many local families who continuously support them by donating bottles and cans.
”Adoption fees from our adult and barn cats does not cover all the expenses incurred for these rescued felines,” said Stamer, “We want to be able to continue to provide a way to support these abandoned and neglected cats with new homes and a brighter future. Many of our adoption homes are seniors and families with limited space, but they have a huge desire for companionship and love.”
Currently the rescue has a number of cats ready for their new forever homes, and they encourage those interested in a new fur buddy to give them a call.
Stamer notes the Better Beginnings Kitten Rescue will be continuing with their ongoing bottle drive into the New Year, and they welcome any financial support towards housing and caring for their fury friends. Bottles and cans be dropped off at anytime, or arrangements can be made to pick them up.
“I invite people to feel free to reach out to me if they have, or know of, a cat in need of our help, and definitely if they are looking for a fur baby,” said Stamer.
For more information about Better Beginnings Kitten Rescue, or how to donate, contact Carleen Stamer by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at; 250-320-4321.
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