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Companion Animal Protection Society of Annapolis County

Middleton, NS

Our Mission

If you could take a diverse group of people, ranging in age from teenage to ‘golden’ age, living in towns and villages throughout the Annapolis Valley and ask what we had in common, would you know the answer? The answer would be our love and compassion for abandoned and stray companion animals in Annapolis County. It is this group of dedicated volunteers that forms the heart and soul of Companion Animal Protection Society of Annapolis County, or CAPS, as it is known.

Companion Animal Protection Society of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia is a diverse group but the one thing we all have in common is our love and appreciation for the animals that touch our lives. CAPS is run entirely through the efforts of volunteers. A registered not-for-profit Society, CAPS is a registered charity which is able to issue income tax receipts for all donations over $15.00.

CAPS does not have one central shelter site, rather, we have cozy “cage free” foster homes throughout Annapolis and Kings Counties where our foster animals live happily until they are adopted by forever families. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have regarding this website and our operations. We hope you enjoy your time visiting our website and learning about what do to give hope and improve the lives of Annapolis County’s homeless and unwanted companion animals!

Please note: while CAPS answers telephone calls from pet owners all over Nova Scotia, who are looking for advice, support and comfort on many matters, including re-homing of their companion animals. CAPS does not accept surrenders from individuals. All animals in CAPS care come to us via the Municipal Pound in the Municipality of Annapolis County.

Adoption Policy

Companion Animal Protection Society of Annapolis County Adoption Policies

** Animals must be adopted primarily as household companion animals only.

** Think about why you and your family want a pet. Do you have time for a pet? They cannot be ignored because you are tired or busy. They require food, water, exercise, care, and companionship every day of the year. Can you afford a pet? The cost of pet ownership can be quite high. Veterinary care, licenses, training classes, grooming, food, toys, litter and other expenses add up quickly. Are you prepared to deal with special problems that only a pet can cause? Flea infestations, scratched furniture, chewing accidents from animals not yet housebroken and unexpected medical emergencies are
unfortunate but common aspects of pet ownership.

** No cats as mousers only. We prefer cats be kept indoors. The lifespan of an outdoor cat is 18 months, and an indoor cat 14 years.

** All cats and dogs adopted from CAPS will be spayed or neutered unless they are of an age that it is not healthy. At that time, a contract will be signed that the animal must be altered by a specific date and CAPS will enforce that contract.

** All currently owned animals must be up-to-date on all vaccines and spayed/neutered. Your veterinarian will be contacted to verify your pets records.

**If the adopter is no longer able to keep or care for the animal, the adopter must advise CAPS.

** We do not adopt any animals under 8 weeks of age. If no one is home during the day, adoption of a very young animal is discouraged.

** All adopters must be 19 years of age or older.

** If an adopter lives in a rental unit, or in a community with specific guidelines concerning pets, we must be provided with the landlord/property manager's name and phone number. Permission is required from the landlord/property owner.

** Animals cannot be adopted as gifts for another person. We encourage all family members to be present at the time of adoption. All household members must want this pet.

** The adopter must provide medical care and treatment needed by the animal. This includes at least one yearly medical checkup and vaccinations as indicated by your veterinarian.

** Some animals in our care may have restrictions. The restrictions, which may include not going to a home with children, or other animals, will be explained to the adopter. Restrictions are not negotiable. After 10 animals have been adopted to a single home from CAPS further adoptions to that home will be at the CAPS Board's discretion.

Recommended Pets

Recommended Pets