C.A.R.E. strives to make positive change for the less fortunate animals of Winnipeg, one animal at a time. Each life is priceless, each soul is worthy of CARE.
OverviewC.A.R.E. (Cat Advocacy Rescue & Education) is a group of concerned animal lovers and veterinary professionals working together on a feral and stray cat Trap, Neuter, Return program and a Rescue, Rehabilitate and Adoption program to alleviate the serious cat overpopulation affecting Winnipeg and therefore ease the suffering of those affected by it, the stray and feral cats of Winnipeg. Save The Day & Love A Stray!
In late 2011 C.A.R.E. (Cat Advocacy Rescue & Education) was founded by Jessica Thompson, an artist/ advocate/ veterinary assistant/ proud cat lady, in response to the overwhelming number of stray and feral cats in her North End of Winnipeg neighbourhood.
General InformationThe first goal for C.A.R.E. is to help alleviate the stray and feral cat population in the North End of Winnipeg by running a feral cat Trap, Neuter, Return program with the assistance of dedicated veterinary professionals who volunteered their time and skills and Machray Animal Hospital (http://www.machrayvet.ca/index.htm) donating its facilities on Sundays, when the clinic is normally closed.
From Oct 1st/ 2011 to Dec 31/ 2011 C.A.R.E. spayed/ neutered 66 feral, semi-feral and stray cats thanks to the public's monetary donations to cover the cost of supplies.
Also in 2011 C.A.R.E. rescued over 40 cats and 1 dog off the street or from abusive situations, all of whom were either adopted out directly or placed into new homes with the help of different animal shelters. One particular rescue in Dec/2011 including running the rescue of 15 cats from a terrible hoarding situation and ensuring each individual cat received medical care, was spayed or neutered and then found a new home. C.A.R.E. also ensured all 5 remaining cats in the home were spayed and neutered as soon as possible, as well as the family was provided with support to ensure the situation did not repeat itself.
C.A.R.E. also works closely with The Winnipeg Humane Society (http://www.winnipeghumanesociety.ca/home) and its SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program) to ensure more cats get fixed, particularly the cats who tend to get missed by these programs. C.A.R.E. works to ensure the cats of low income families who cannot afford even the most minimal fees are fixed, as well as North End "Neighbourhood" cats, tame homeless cats that are fed by people but not considered anyone's pet. C.A.R.E. works to ensure these cats receive medical care so they can be placed into local homes.
C.A.R.E. works to educate the public about issues affecting the homeless animals of Winnipeg, as well as how to help them. C.A.R.E. also works to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering and the resources available to pet owners and feral cat caregivers.
C.A.R.E. works to empower individual animal lovers to realize the possibility for positive change by taking action and speaking out. C.A.R.E. believes every person has the ability to be an advocate and it is time to hope, act, speak for those who cannot do so for themselves.