Chief Cessford reminds you to Spay & Neuter your cats!
Mar 25, 2014
Kitten season is here, and Chief Cessford stopped by Delta Community Animal Shelter last week to visit all of the cute and cuddly kittens at the shelter. Although we all adore cute kittens, Chief Cessford wants to remind everyone of the importance of spaying and neutering your cats.
Cats can reproduce in huge numbers, and every year, thousands of kittens are brought to shelters because owners are not spaying or neutering their cats. This can become a very serious problem.
DCAS wants to help reduce the numbers of cats without homes in our community by ensuring that free-roaming cats and cats that leave our shelter as adopted pets are sterilized.
What can you do to help?
- Call us if you are aware of a cat(s) in Delta that is roaming and may not be neutered/spayed (sterilized)
Through our Trap, Sterilize and Release (TNR) program, we can place humane traps and ensure that cats are spayed/neutered and vaccinated for rabies. Kittens that can be socialized are adopted into loving homes, and adults cats that are not tame are released back into the area they were living or placed in barns as mousers. Call 604-940-7111 to report a cat for the TNR program.
- Volunteer to be on our team as a volunteer and help us check traps, transport cats to the shelter, and be a guardian to a feral cat family
This new volunteer position is very exciting and will make a huge impact on the welfare of animals in our community by not only reducing unwanted cats, but by helping protect family pets who are allowed to roam too. Community cats are vaccinated before being released into their original neighbourhood and this helps reduce the chance of disease transfer to the family pet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
- Ensure your own pet is spayed/neutered, and advocate to your friends to spay/neuter their pets
Peer pressure is a great way to influence positive change. You will help to reduce cat overpopulation issues, but the pets in your life will thank you as they will avoid cancers related to the reproduction system. It is a win-win!
Financial donations are vital to ensure this program continues. Every cent goes towards our Tollie Fund, which helps fund the TNR program. Donations are applicable for a tax deduction. Donate now.
For more information about our TNR program and how you can get involved, or to report a cat colony, call 604-940-7111 or email email@example.com.
Visit our adoption page to view cats currently up for adoption. Like us on Facebook to view kitten updates and keep posted about kittens available for adoption.