Friday May 6, 2011

Community 

Smile of the Week

Chilliwack Safe Haven have cats looking to adopt owners

Staff/Voice

Dash is looking for a good home.

 

here's an old adage that goes something like; "You don't own a cat it owns you."

 

Dash was born in Born 2007, black and white with a cute face! Around 4 years old and is a friendly cat.

 

When we think of homeless and sick or injured animals, we most often equate the SPCA in Chilliwack as the only one who responds to an animal in crisis. But there is another organization in town who does more on less.

A lot of the time, volunteer work at the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven (CASHS) shelter goes unsung. The Society doesn't garner much of the spotlight so it does effect their funding and more often than not, they subsist on limited private donations and support from the community.

At present, the facility is working at capacity with well over 120 cats. They don't put-down cats unless medically advised and work to find them good homes in the community instead.

Prior to being adopted, their cats are screened for health issues including standard vaccinations, worming and spaying or neutering and each is tattooed for identification.

There is a volunteer foster home program available where people take in to nurture the young and sick animals until they are old enough or well enough to be adopted.

Barn Sales from April to October help with their funding needs. In 2009, staff raised over $8000 from items bought in their converted yellow barn at the back of the property.

To help the Safe Haven you can;

Services include foster care, health care, spay/neuter surgery and adoption counseling.

To meet one of the available cats or to inquire about adopting or sponsoring contact the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven Society, 49843 Chilliwack Central Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 6H3 by phone at: 604-794-SAFE (7233) or e-mail here info@thesafehaven.ca or visit their website at: www.thesafehaven.ca

Open Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday.

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