Giving cats a second chance with the Second Chance Pet Network

The Sfr-Recent 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 mates 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 method it could 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, situated roughly 1,300 kilometres north of Sudbury, we assist them make room for different animals of their group who want help. 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 Staff Lead, Neighborhood Outreach Providers, Sfr-Recent. “By this re-homing mission, these cats will discover loving houses and the Second Likelihood Pet Community may have the capability to help extra animals who want sheltering and care within the North.” 

An absence of entry to primary animal wellness providers, akin 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, akin to meals and cellular wellness providers, and to handle animal populations by means of spay/neuter and re-homing initiatives. 

“The Ontario SPCA is happy to supply the help 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 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 downside with group/feral cats and new child kittens. We’re so profoundly grateful to the Ontario SPCA for taking these animals that after had a house and inserting them into their animal centres the place they’ve a a lot better likelihood of discovering new houses.; We’re so joyful to have their help!” 

On the street with the cats and kittens 

These cats have 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 seek out perpetually houses for the cats as rapidly as doable. 

Earlier than travelling, the cats are checked for any indicators of stress. Our transport workforce 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 through the journey. Our workforce makes many stops on this nearly two-day journey to scrub 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 educated employees doing transport, we’re specialists within the transportation of those cats. Our van is temperature managed and carriers are massive sufficient for cats to maneuver round, with a litter field for every cat. It’s elite journey for these kitty cats,” says Wogenstahl.  

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