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.

Cat's Cradle Animal Rescue News:

Posted by on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Vote for CCAR and we could win up to $50,000 through the Aviva Community Fund, simply copy and paste the url below:

The competition will be steep so 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. You can vote for us once a day for 15 days. The qualifying round ends on October 13th.

Make your vote count! 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

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! Come and have fun while helping Cat's Cradle Animal Rescue to continue saving the lives of animals in our community.

To purchase tickets from a location near you:
Email or call 250-655-7225
Children: $6 • Adults: $10 • CASH OR CREDIT
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.

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 Thursday, September 18, 2014
Running Victoria Marathon To Save Kitty Lives
Please Pass Along This Link

Emily will be running 42km in October to help rescue, spay/neuter & re-home abandoned cats.

Copy and paste the text below with everyone you can think of to help Emily help the cats!

Be sure to scroll down the page to see some of the wonderful Thank You items you can receive at various donation levels.

"I'm all for supporting local organizations, plus I adore animals, so I'm very excited to make my miles count towards this great cause." - Emily

Thank you Emily!


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 on Friday, September 05, 2014
Meet Megan

For those of you who might not know, from time to time CCAR has small dogs available for adoption. Please visit the Adoptions-Dogs page to learn about adorable Megan.


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 Kim on Friday, June 20, 2014
Summer Sizzlers
June 21st Heralds The Official Arrival of Summer

"You don't think about it because you have shoes on. When you are in the parking lot chatting with a friend, or loading your shopping into your car, or you stop on the street to chat with someone and your dog is pulling and jumping, don't scold them, their paws are BURNING up! Goes for crossing streets too. Let your dog walk on grass if possible.


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