Sonya's Cat & Animal Rescue Society

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Our Featured Pet...

Meet Magoo, the amazing flying cat! Magoo is an adorable mother cat whose kittens have all found homes. Meanwhile, she was just a kitten herself, pregnant at 7 months. Now that she doesn't have the responsibility of being a mother, she is having the time of her life! She loves to play, and her favorite game is leaping into the air to catch the wand/string/feather toy that entertains her for hours. She will grab toys in her mouth and walk through the house with them. She drags her sticks up and down the stairs. She loves to chase laser light, and is always batting balls about. She is a very docile cat and easy to get along with. She likes other cats and would like to be adopted with her friend Diamond, a 4-5 month old kitten from another litter. They play and sleep together and would make a good pair, but it is not mandatory to adopt both together. We think Magoo would be lonely if she were the only cat in the home, so it is best to go to a home that has another pet to keep her company. Magoo would be great in a home with kids, as she allows you to pick her up and handle her without scratching. Apply now to adopt this sweet heart, who likes to nip at my heels in the morning before breakfast!

News

Healing Animal SCARS is holding an Auction Fundraiser on December 7th from 1-4pm at the Parkside Pub in Highfield Park, Dartmouth. Tickets are $5 to get a paddle for bidding, hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/1606826826211231/

Healing Animal SCARS will continue to help those who want to help cats. If you are looking for assistance, we can only entertain serious inquiries from those who are willing to step up fully by taking the cats or kittens into their own homes and provide financial assistance. We can provide our guidance, equipment and vet discount. We cannot be a phone call solution to make a "cat problem" disappear. As we have always stated, the cat overpopulation is a "human problem" as humans caused it. Not the cats. We need humans to step up and help us help the cats.

Healing Animal SCARS is constantly fundraising to spay/neuter and provide high-quality veterinary care. If anyone would like to host a fundraiser event on behalf of Healing Animal SCARS, please email us your idea and we would be thrilled to discuss it with you! Emails can be sent to katsonya@accesswave.ca or katsonya@gmail.com

Adopting a friend

The adoption process will involve completing a thorough application prior to approval. The adopter will complete a contract upon adoption of the cat. You are not BUYING a cat - I must stress that it is not a purchase price, but an adoption donation (we suggest a donation of $150).

This fee will include:

• Testing for Feline Leukemia (and FIV, if the cat is over 6 months of age, as young kittens cannot be reliably tested for FIV)
• 2 sets of vaccinations - boosters spaced 3-4 weeks apart (possibly 3 vaccines if kittens are still here when the 3rd set of vaccines is due)
• Deworming and parasite care
• Advantage or Revolution flea treatment
• Spaying or neutering plus the cat/kitten will have been treated for any existing problems, such as upper respiratory infections or urinary tract infections.

While the cats are in our care, we will cover the cost of food, litter, shelter and general health care (ie: to treat infections or injuries). Each cat can cost well over $300 to care for, so we feel $150 is a reasonable adoption donation to request. If you expect us to hold a kitten for you, that is ready to adopt, we will ask for a $100 non-refundable deposit, to ensure that you are serious about adoption.

Sonya Higgins Chairman/Director, “Sonya’s Cat & Animal Rescue Society” katsonya@accesswave.ca

Requests for help:

While I cannot personally rescue every cat that I am contacted about, I can offer assistance to any caring citizen who wants to help a feral or stray cat. If the person seeking help can offer their home as a temporary,possibly long-term foster, I can offer reduced veterinary costs and to help find homes by advertising on this site. I have to fund-raise for each cat I take in and resources are limited.

TNR

Trap, Neuter, Return programs can stop the cycle. I have been involved in several projects with other cat rescuers.

If I get a request for help from someone but cannot take the animal myself, so I enable them to become a rescuer themselves! I offer assistance in trapping, to loan (with refundable deposit) any equipment such as cages and litterboxes, and my discount at the vet if the person is willing to sponsor the cat financially and foster it.

In some cases, these are straightforward TNR cats that only need to be kept a couple of days post-surgery. In other cases, when someone finds a tame cat and needs my help, if they are willing to foster it until it finds a permanent home, I can offer to help by advertising on Petfinder to find a responsible adopter and offer to obtain reduced-cost veterinary care for the cat up to the point of the spay or neuter.

It seems almost everyone has a stray or feral in their backyard. I am trying to change the way HRM thinks about the feral cat crisis. I want to empower other people to become rescuers on a small scale and teach people how to be part of the solution.

The main obstacle to starting this project is funding. Each cat can cost between $180 - $300+. To help financially, you can make a donation at the Eastern Passage Village Veterinary Hospital or at the Russell Lake Animal Hospital on the Healing Animal SCARS account.

They accept credit cards over the phone and will mail you a receipt. If you are visiting the clinic in person, they also accept cash and debit cards, but unfortunately are unable to accept personal cheques. We also have a Paypal account set up and there is a link on this page if you wish to donate via this method.

Contact Sonya Higgins at 469-MEOW or email katsonya@accesswave.ca for more information.

Donations are gladly accepted anytime at Matt’s Bottle Exchange in Eastern Passage. If you are dropping off your own refundable recyclables, please consider donating part or all of the proceeds to our account “Healing Animal SCARS - Sonya’s Cat & Animal Rescue Society”.

Kitty Wish List


• Medi-cal or Royal Canin brand cat food
• Traps, Cages and travel carriers
• Laundry supplies – bleach, detergent and dryer sheets
• Disinfecting wipes, Rolls of paper towels and Boxes of tissue
• Large/thick garbage bags & Ziploc bags
• New or gently used scratching posts
• New or gently used cat beds

Who We Are

Sonya’s Cat & Animal Rescue Society (SCARS)

Mission Statement:

To rescue and help heal the scars left on felines that are living as strays or ferals, whether the scars be physical or emotional. We provide love, food, shelter, veterinary care, and finally more love, to the cats that come into our care.

Our goals include:

• Rescue feral or stray cats from a harsh life outside and try to rehabilitate them
• Find loving adoptive homes for the friendly cats
• Humanely trap feral cats and help to rehabilitate them
• If they do not turn out to be adoptable, we would do a Trap, Neuter, Return program.
• To educate the public about proper animal care
• To promote spaying and neutering pets to prevent further overpopulation

History

Sonya’s Cat & Animal Rescue Society is a rescue that helps abandoned, stray and feral cats and kittens. In the 5 years prior to starting this rescue, I had rescued over a hundred cats, usually paying out of my own wallet to provide veterinary care, food and shelter to these poor creatures, before finding them loving adoptive homes. Since it began for real in May 2006, I have helped well over 500 cats and kittens directly into our rescue and 1000's through our vast animal lover network.

I am a private citizen who rescues cats in my own home and renovated workshop. I have been a volunteer for other animal rescue organizations, and the need for another group was evident, as all shelters are always full.

We need to cover vet costs of the cats currently in our care. Right now, there is NO SHELTER - we are merely a network of concerned citizens that take in stray cats and provide vet care, spay or neuter, and foster the cats in our own homes until we find proper permanent adoptive homes for the cats.

Adopt a Kitten

Adopting a friend

The adoption process will involve completing a thorough application prior to approval. The adopter will complete a contract upon adoption of the cat. You are not BUYING a cat - I must stress that it is not a purchase price, but an adoption donation (we suggest a donation of $150).

This fee will include:

• Testing for Feline Leukemia and FIV
• 2 sets of vaccinations at 6 & 9 weeks (possibly 3 vaccines if kittens are still here at 12 weeks of age)
• Deworming and parasite care
• Advantage or Revolution flea treatment
• Spaying or neutering plus the cat/kitten will have been treated for any existing problems, such as upper respiratory infections.

While the cats are in our care, we will cover the cost of food, litter, shelter and general health care (ie: to treat infections or injuries). Each cat can cost well over $300 to care for, so we feel $150 is a reasonable adoption donation to request.


The donation covers all the start–up veterinary costs of getting a new cat; that way we are assured the people adopting these precious creatures are willing to bring it to the vet regularly. We intend to prevent further litters of unwanted kittens by having our kittens spayed and neutered at an early age, prior to being adopted.

Come Visit Us!


Please call or email to make an appointment to visit.
Sonya's Cat & Animal Rescue Society

Eastern Passage, NS
Phone: 902-469-6369

Email: katsonya@accesswave.ca
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