To rescue, rehabilitate, spay/neuter, and re-home distressed, abandoned, or neglected cats and dogs considered unadoptable by reason of health, age, appearance, or temperament.
Who We Are:
Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue was founded in 2006 because of the acute need for rescue services for animals with special needs, such as serious medical conditions. We are unique in that we emphasize rehabilitating and re-homing animals considered “unadoptable”.
We are a non-profit registered charity (CRA# 85627 5557 RR0001), funded solely by donations and our fundraising efforts. Tax receipts are issued for all monetary donations.
Where We Work:
We operate in the Greater Victoria Area, including all the municipalities in the Capital Regional District, however, if an animal has a condition that cannot be handled by other organizations, we will do our best to help animals from other areas in southern Vancouver Island.
What We Do:
- Establish relationships with animal pounds and take animals considered unadoptable or in need of special help
- Ensure that distressed animals are evaluated by a vet as soon as possible
- Arrange with local veterinarians to generously supply us with required medical services at a considerable discount
- Free animals from lives in cages, whenever possible
- Before they are adopted, provide necessary treatment, medication, shots, de-worming, flea treatment, spaying/neutering, and rehabilitation for all animals that come into our care
- Network with other rescue organizations
- Place each cat or dog in a loving foster home where it is nurtured, evaluated, and rehabilitated, and pay for all food, supplies, and medical attention needed until adoption
- Locate suitable foster homes
- Advertise animals for adoption on www.victoriaadoptables.com and on our own website
- On a case-by-case basis, we may be able to provide financial assistance for part or all of the cost of spaying/neutering
- Raise money through donations, adoption fees, and fundraising activities, while ensuring that no one involved with CCAR receives remuneration for services or expenses incurred (e.g. mileage)
- Find and encourage volunteers who donate many hours to fundraising and caring for animals. We are always looking for more volunteers (Read about this on the How to Help page)
Our Accomplishments to Date:
- Rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed abandoned/stray cats and kittens
- Rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed abandoned/stray dogs including a starving puppy
- Provided extensive medical care, including treatment of these conditions: ear cancer, hyperthyroidism, life-threatening constipation (from ingesting dirt and leaves after abandonment), paralysis, diabetes, upper respiratory infection, eye infection, dental problems, allergies, herpes, feline acne, bladder infection, worms, fleas, and more
- Re-homed pets for owners with medical conditions which required this and have brought them peace of mind knowing their pets are well cared for in new homes
- Assisted low-income individuals with spaying of their mother cats and are currently involved with the adoption of their kittens (who will all be spayed/neutered, receive shots, and be de-wormed)
- Relieved taxpayers of the burden resulting from large numbers of animals housed and processed in municipally-funded facilities
- Last but certainly not least, we have enhanced the lives of all those who have adopted our wonderful cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies
For more information, please contact us.