Cat's Cradle Animal Rescue

Our Mission

Cat's Cradle Animal Rescue was founded to rescue, rehabilitate, spay / neuter, and re-home distressed, abandoned, or neglected cats and dogs considered un-adoptable by reason of health, age, appearance, or temperament. We operate in Victoria BC, and the surrounding municipalities of the Capital Regional District, including Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula. We do not have a shelter. All animals that come into our care are placed in foster homes until they are adopted. The society is a non-profit organization. The society's operating funds are donated by individuals and corporations, or result from our fundraising efforts.

CCAR Silent Auction

November 16, 2014 - 2pm to 5pm
at the Mary Winspear Center
2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC

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Cat's Cradle Animal Rescue News:

Posted by on Thursday, October 16, 2014
“Night of Lights” at Hillside Mall
Sunday, November 23, 2014, HILLSIDE MALL: 6-10 pm
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Tickets are $5.00 per person and 100% of the proceeds go to Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue if you buy your tickets through Michelle Truman. Please let her know if you are interested, she can be reached at 250-857-3915 or by email at!

There is a draw to enter as well when you purchase your ticket for a chance to win the Grand Prize trip for 2 to NEW YORK!… but you can only enter and win if you purchase a ticket!


Posted by on Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Honk If You Love Cats

As we are now going into colder nights, many cats seek refuge inside cars to protect themselves from the cold and rain. From sleeping on top of the tires, to climbing up in the engines they are simply trying to stay warm. Depending on where the cat has climbed up to, by the time you start your engine it is too late for them to escape. Please give your horn a quick HONK before starting your engine this winter… your neighbours may think you are nuts, but you might save the life of a kitty.

This happy ending article appeared in the Calgary Sun September 23, 2014.


Posted by on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Stand By For Round Two!

Vote for CCAR and we could win up to $50,000 through the Aviva Community Fund.

Phase One of this competition has ended, but please check back to see how you can help when Phase Two launches on October 20th. The competition will be steep so please continue to pass this onto as many people as possible. It is easy to vote. You just need to register through their website or by logging in through your Facebook account.

If you vote for us, do not vote for another Animal Welfare idea, as the two votes will cancel each other out.


Posted by on Monday, September 29, 2014
'Tis The Season
Silent Auction To Benefit Cat's Cradle Animal Rescue

November 16, 2014 - 2pm to 5pm at the Mary Winspear Center
2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC
If anyone knows of a business or individual who might donate items or gift certificate(s) to us we can provide a tax receipt, please email Thank you.

Save time and money this holiday season while getting your gifts and supporting a great cause. A large selection of quality items, gift certificates, and more will be up for silent auction with low opening bids!
Children: $6 • Adults: $10

Tickets are available at the following locations with cash:

Bosley's Pet Food Plus - 2353 Bevan Ave, Sidney, BC

Bosley's Pet Food Plus - 2955 Phipps Rd, Langford , BC

Bosley's Pet Supply Store, 3749 Shelbourne St, Victoria BC

Broadmead Village Veterinary Clinic - #240- 777 Royal Oak Dr, Victoria, BC

Paws and Claws, #101- 546 Yates St, Victoria, BC

If you wish to pay with a CREDIT CARD card or email money transfer please email

Can't Attend This Event? Not a problem. You can still do some shopping and help Cat's Cradle Animal Rescue by attending the "Christmas in the Manger Crafts Show" at the Saanich Fairgrounds on November 22 & 23rd, 2014.


Posted by on Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Christmas in the Manger Craft Show
Saanich Fairgrounds on November 22 & 23

Cats Cradle Animal Rescue will be participating in the annual Christmas in the Manger Craft Show at the Saanich Fairgrounds on November 22nd and 23rd. We are calling for donations of hand-crafted arts and crafts items to sell at this fundraising event. Some ideas are knitting, crocheting, quilting, embroidery, handmade Christmas ornaments, etc. Are you able to help us? If so please contact Louise at

And you might also want to post this request on your Facebook or other social media pages so that your crafty friends can participate.


Posted by on Monday, September 08, 2014
We Need More Mice!
Of the non furry variety.

Cats Cradle Animal Rescue are looking for knitters and crocheters to make our catnip mice, which we sell to raise funds. In particular our little mice with ears and tails are selling like hotcakes, and we are calling for more help in producing this particular version as we keep running out.

We can provide you with wool, pattern, and any supplies and help you may need. If you prefer, we could even stuff them for you. All those little scraps of coloured wool you may have are actually perfect for this project. The brighter the better.

With the cold weather coming, we are hoping more people will find the time to help us continue to raise money with these popular critters. They are fun to make and are popular with customers and kitties alike.

Thanks so much for your support. Please email Gillian Else at (Cats Cradle volunteer) for help and information.


Posted by Cat's Cradle Animal Rescue on Saturday, July 26, 2014

CCAR is really struggling financially and we are seriously in the red right now. One of our volunteers is funding CCAR out of personal funds in order to ensure that the cats in our care continue to be well cared for.

However, we are having to turn people away who request our help. Last week, a mom and three kittens were spotted near a house on West Saanich Road. The mom appeared to have an injured paw. We had to send them elsewhere as we do not have the funds to help. We are having to limit vet visits to only emergency type situations and this is really difficult for those of us who are caring for cats.

The purpose of this posting is to ask if everyone who Likes us on Facebook would donate on a monthly basis. Just $5 a month would give us a monthly income of over $6,000. which will go a long way towards keeping CCAR viable. This money can be donated through Canada Helps on our website and is a completely painless procedure. Please give this some consideration and help us to continue to help the animals who needs us. We can’t take needy animals from anywhere right now and we all worry about what will happen to them, especially those at Animal Control and the CRD.

So, if you can see your way clear to doing this, it would be a huge help. We are ramping up our fund raising and grant requests but we need a lot of money to keep doing what we want to do. You really can help with just a $5 a month commitment, $60 a year. It will go a long way to helping us continue if we get regular monthly donations like this.

Thank you for your support.


Posted by on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Broadmead Veterinary Clinic Extends Hours
Now Open Weekends

If like many people you find it awkward to take your furry friend to the vet on weekdays, fret no more. Broadmead Veterinary Clinic has extended their hours and are now also open on Saturday and Sunday.

Broadmead Village Veterinary Clinic (2001) Ltd.
Suite 240 – 777 Royal Oak Drive, Victoria, BC V8X 4V1
(250) 744-1500


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