Create a low cost spay/neuter program for cats in the Cowichan ValleyCowichan Cat Rescue


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  • To offer low cost spays/neuters to low income cat owners
  • To reduce the number of unwanted kittens born every year

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There are no low cost spay/neuter programs available in the Cowichan Valley, not from the SPCA, animal control or others, with the exception of CCR’s annual ‘spay day’, which barely scratches the surface of the need. Every year hundreds of unwanted kittens are born to unspayed cats. Some of these are euthanized, not always humanely, while many more end up in the local shelters or are dumped or abandoned to find their way into feral colonies. Meanwhile many adult cats stray or are dumped or abandoned when their breeding behaviours , fighting, spraying & yowling, become unbearable.

CCR rescues tame cats with kittens from the colonies every year, some of them shown in our photos here.

$10,000.00 will allow us to spay/neuter approximately 150 owned cats, while a small user fee and donations generated from the public will allow us to continue the program into the future. Combining TNR with a low cost program is the proven solution to cat over population.

Community Benefit

An accessible low cost spay/neuter program will dramatically reduce the number of homeless cats and kittens. Less domestic cats will find their way into the feral colonies which exist behind every low rent apartment building in the Valley and over time those colonies may be eliminated completely. Both those who are concerned about the potential environmental risks of feral cats and those who work to put an end to the suffering of cats living as ferals by feeding & caring for those cats will agree that reducing the numbers of such cats by spaying & neutering is the most humane option. Less unwanted kittens and cats means less strain on the resources of the local shelters and less expense for local governments for animal control services. Complaints of fighting & yowling cats will be substantially reduced, as neutered toms rarely fight.. Vaccinating cats at the time of the spay/neuter will help reduce the spread of disease among cats and create a healthier population, wild & tame.

How will the $10K be used?

Budget Notes: All other expenses and services will be provided by CCR and volunteers, including advertising, transportation, book keeping & accounting, transportation, the loan of carriers, etc.
$ 10,000 vet costs for spays, neuters & vaccinations

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