FIV+ Cat Awareness Initiative
In partnership with The Feline Fund, we began to gather a list of interested adopters for FIV+ cats. We also promoted FIV+ cats and provided information. The Feline Fund has since disbanded but our passion for FIV+ cats is still going strong.
Listing Ontario’s Animal Organizations
In 2012 we helped compile a comprehensive list of animal organizations in Ontario that people could volunteer for, in partnership with Canada Universities Volunteer page. Over the course of the year we submitted hundreds of organizations in Ontario that accept volunteers! Check out the completed list here.
Santa Paws Drive Nomination
In 2011 we were able to nominate member organization, Sheba’s Haven Rescue, for the Santa Paws Drive. They were chosen and received $2000 worth of toys, treats and money for their palliative care dogs. Yay!
Adoptions and Fosters
We are occasionally able to directly assist shelters/rescues and pet owners. We have helped find a foster home for a cat, which would otherwise have not been able to get into a rescue (as they didn’t have any foster homes available). We have temporarily fostered pets for some of our participating organizations and we have also assisted with transportation of pets to reputable organizations when their guardians were unable to transport them. In 2015 Second Hope Circle took into kittens in urgent need of medical care. We found them a loving home together after 7 months in foster care with us. So far this means we have directly helped 8 pets find loving homes.
Boots and Sammy were adopted in January 2016! We are so happy these two cuties found the best home possible!
World Spay Day 2013-2015
The Humane Society of the United States (and International) started this campaign over 20 years ago! It aims to encourage spay/neuter initiatives and education on a global scale. On the last Tuesday of February; veterinary clinics, animal organizations and individuals lead programs, clinics and events to encourage responsible pet guardianship and spay/neuter.
To learn more about World Spay Day or register a Spay Day event, please check out http://www.worldspayday.org
Through our desire to help reduce the number of pets being surrendered to animal organizations and bring affordable veterinary care to Ontario’s pet guardians, we began an initiative in support of World Spay Day.
We initially began this project in 2013 to see if vet clinics in Ontario would like to participate in this day either by:
1. Hosting a reduced cost or free spay/neuter day to either pet guardians or animal rescues
2. Encourage clients or businesses to donate and raise funds to sponsor spay/neuter surgeries
3. Provide resources and information to clients about spay/neuter leading up to Spay Day
4. New in 2015, we also encouraged vets to consider offering low cost microchips if they are unable to offer low cost spay/neuters.
In 2015 we stepped up our game and connected with every single veterinary clinic that was registered through the OVMA with an email address. Did you know there are over 1300 veterinary clinics in Ontario?!
Impact Reports – coming soon.
Page last updated July 2016