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Giving cats a second probability with the Second Likelihood Pet Community – Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society helped to switch 36 Northern cats in August, bringing the entire variety of cats transferred from the North this 12 months to 104. As a part of our efforts to assist animal shelters at capability, this re-homing partnership introduced these feline associates to areas of the province the place there are households ready to undertake.  

When a request for help is available in, the Ontario SPCA helps in no matter manner it will possibly to vary the lives of animals in want. We work with communities, rescues and different SPCAs and Humane Societies in Ontario and past to assist discover houses for animals. 

Partnership with Second Likelihood Pet Community 

By partnering with the Second Likelihood Pet Community in Dryden, positioned roughly 1,300 kilometres north of Sudbury, we assist them make room for different animals of their group who want assist. In lots of Northern communities, there are extra adoptable animals than there are households who can provide them houses. 

“By working collectively, we’re capable of finding animals houses in areas of the province the place households are ready to undertake a furry member of the family,” says Arista Wogenstahl, Switch Crew Lead, Neighborhood Outreach Providers, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “By way of this re-homing mission, these cats will discover loving houses and the Second Likelihood Pet Community can have the capability to help extra animals who want sheltering and care within the North.” 

A scarcity of entry to primary animal wellness providers, comparable to veterinarians and spay/neuter providers, has contributed to a rise in animal populations throughout Northern Canada. The Ontario SPCA and its companions work alongside communities to ship a lot wanted sources, comparable to meals and cell wellness providers, and to handle animal populations by spay/neuter and re-homing initiatives. 

“The Ontario SPCA is happy to supply the assist of the switch and to have such great companions within the North to work collectively in our mission of supporting all animals,” says Wogenstahl. 

“Second Likelihood Pet Community faces some distinctive points in serving to folks and their animals, whether or not it’s with medical care, folks having to give up animals or looking for good houses for them,” says Ann Owens, Founder and Director, Second Likelihood Pet Community. “We even have a big drawback with group/feral cats and new child kittens. We’re so profoundly grateful to the Ontario SPCA for taking these animals that when had a house and putting them into their animal centres the place they’ve a significantly better probability of discovering new houses.; We’re so glad to have their assist!” 

On the highway with the cats and kittens 

These cats had been being lovingly cared for by Second Likelihood Pet Community in Dryden, which ensures the animals are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, have undergone behaviour and medical screening and microchipped earlier than coming to our centres. This permits the Ontario SPCA to search out endlessly houses for the cats as rapidly as potential. 

Earlier than travelling, the cats are checked for any indicators of stress. Our transport group completes a care sheet for every cat recording their temperament and behaviours, together with whether or not they’re alert, consuming, or utilizing litter bins in the course of the journey. Our group makes many stops on this virtually two-day journey to wash litter bins, tidy up, feed the cats and kittens, and carry out well being assessments. This offers the employees an opportunity to refuel as effectively. 

“With our skilled employees doing transport, we’re consultants within the transportation of those cats. Our van is temperature managed and carriers are giant sufficient for cats to maneuver round, with a litter field for every cat. It’s elite journey for these kitty cats,” says Wogenstahl.  

Concerned about adopting? Go to ontariospca.ca/undertake to satisfy animals accessible for adoption.  



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