Black Cats are the Best!

Posted on September 7, 2016

A message from Bev:  We have a lot of young black kittens, most of them are 3 to 4 months old and incredibly beautiful creatures. They are very difficult to photograph so that is why you might not see too many of them on the site. I have been doing animal rescue for many years… Read More

In Memory of Brodie

Posted on July 16, 2016

Brodie came into our care about four years ago. He was from up island and had been found wandering as a stray. One of the sweetest cats I ever came across. He was with me for a few months as he battled his initial health issues like the true gentleman he was. He went to… Read More

Whisker Tales Cat Grooming

Posted on February 24, 2016

CCAR was approached by Debra of Whisker Tales Cat Grooming who wanted to volunteer her time to groom some CCAR cats. I sent her Ralph and Susan. Ralph was badly matted and I had been “hacking” away at his mats with my not so great clippers. Debra did a wonderful job and he is now… Read More


Posted on January 27, 2016

Are you able to spare a few hours a week? Do you love people? Our Thrift Store is 100% volunteer run with all proceeds from sales going to help animals in need. We have the following shifts needing awesome volunteers like you!!!! Monday’s 10am-2pm Wednesday’s 2-5pm Friday’s 2-5pm Saturday’s 10am-2pm and 2pm-5pm No experience required…. Read More

New arrivals

Posted on January 10, 2016

On New Year’s Day, two volunteers took Bev’s camper van and drove to Edmonton to rescue kittens and cats who were in danger of either freezing to death, or being euthanized in the facilities they were housed in. The trip was pretty uneventful, albeit tiring. Driving back is done with no overnight stops, and this… Read More

Thrift Store Expanding!

Posted on September 27, 2015

Cat’s Cradle is proud to announce that our Thrift Store, Second Chances, in Sidney has expanded. We have taken over the empty store next door. Our plan is to use this additional space to display items of furniture, but we do need furniture to display! We are looking for smaller furniture items including tables, chairs,… Read More

Honk If You Love Cats

Posted on September 22, 2015

Every year we post an alert to rap on the hood of your car before starting up. A stray or feral cat may have curled up on top of your tires, crawled under your car, or into the engine for warmth. The noise on the hood is generally enough to startle them into vacating your… Read More

Calling All Crafters

Posted on September 21, 2015

Cats Cradle Animal Rescue is looking for people who knit (or crochet) to help make our catnip mice. We sell these mice at several vet clinics and pet stores around Victoria to help raise funds. The little mice with ears and tails shown in the picture below (click picture to enlarge) are very popular, and… Read More

A Big Thank You

Posted on September 8, 2015

This story came is from the manager of CCAR’s thrift store Second Chances, located in Sidney. “Cheryl (shown seated) and her friend Ken baked a bunch of goodies and sold them at a bake sale. They used the money to donate several items for the cats in our care. Cheryl and Ken reside at the… Read More

Tru Value Foods Helps CCAR

Posted on September 8, 2015

Did you know that “Tru Value Foods” gives 1% of your shopping transactions to CCAR if you request it from the cashiers when checking out? These donations are made to CCAR at no cost to you! Please see the image below for details on how you can have your shopping trips to Tru Value Foods turn into cash to… Read More

Regarding Donations

Posted on August 26, 2015

For those kind folks who want to donate items and money to us, please be aware that the emails and are no longer in use. If you wish to donate anything, please contact or leave a message at 250-655-6451.

Thank You!

Posted on June 11, 2015

A big thank you to Sarah Meyers and her friends at Kelset Elementary School who raised over $115.00 for Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue by having a bake sale. These are awesome kids!!

Thank you to the Lochside Elementary School Knitters

Posted on April 20, 2015

Thank you to the Lochside Elementary School Knitters for raising money and gathering donations for Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue. They sold their knitted creations and made $290. Wow!! Thanks for being kind to animals!

Wanted: Donated Items for Our New Store

Posted on April 2, 2015

We are now accepting donations for Second Chances, CCAR’s retail/resale store in Sidney, B.C. We need your help keeping our shelves stocked. As we have very limited space, we are having to be selective as to the items we can accept. All items should be clean and complete. We are looking for gently used spring… Read More

Cat’s Cradle to Open Store

Posted on March 13, 2015

Cat’s Cradle Animal Rescue is excited to announce the upcoming opening of our new retail / resale store, Second Chances. The store will be located at #101 9780 Second Street in Sidney, BC and will open on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. This store will be 100% run by volunteers. After operating expenses, all the proceeds… Read More

The times they are a changin’

Posted on February 2, 2015

After 7 years, Joan has decided to step down from her roles at CCAR. Joan has been Bev’s right hand woman for much of that time and she will be greatly missed by all. There will be a period of transition while we try to fill the hole Joan leaves behind. Please refer to our… Read More

Meet The Hounds!

Posted on December 24, 2014

From time to time CCAR features dogs available for adoption. Right now is one of those times. If you or someone you know is a fan of Cocker Spaniels, Havanese, or Border Collie X dogs, check out check out or puppy and dog page. You can find that page under the Main Menu (top of this… Read More

Don’t Let Christmas Scents Become Nonsense.

Posted on December 14, 2014

This story originally ran as a warning in January, 2014. Especially now, during the holiday season, it is important to read and share this information with all pet owners. Original edited to due length. Many people enjoy the scent of either essence oils or scented candles burning. Another popular option that has gained widespread use are… Read More