The Pet Patrol Cat Adoption Program began in 1996, with a concern for lost and abandoned cats. Soon after, we realized the population explosion of homeless cats was not only in our community, but everywhere.
Their plight is sad. Imagine living in a warm and comfortable home, then suddenly staring at the back of the car as it drives off, leaving you on a gravel road. Nothing looks familiar, no house, no person. Where do you go now? Where do you find your next meal, water, a warm dry bed? And then there are the other animals who don’t want you there…where is safety?
Many more cats are dumped by insensitive owners than lost. They are usually not neutered or spayed, which adds dramatically to the overpopulation situation. They are in poor health and unable to fend for themselves in the dead of winter or heat of summer, in the middle of nowhere. They are voiceless, but their hearts cry out for us.
Pet Patrol has expanded successfully and we provide loving foster homes, vet care, chiropractic care and a Spay/Neuter program. We have profile adoption books, posters, weekly newspaper advertising and are able to have our cats “Audition for Adoption” in three Pet Value stores in Waterloo. We have approximately 130 cats or kittens in our custody, and each cat’s medical and social concerns are taken care of before adoption. Potential new owners are screened carefully for compatibility of home life and to the cat’s personality and needs. With all this, there are never enough adoptive homes or funds for so many more homeless cats out there, literally dying to come in.
As a Registered Charity, all monies raised go directly towards veterinary costs for each cat. Pet Patrol has grown as a direct result of the vast number of cats abandoned and trying to survive on next to nothing. You can understand the continual efforts needed to care for these cats in crisis. Pet Patrol has proven to be an important part of your community.
Donations are purrfectly welcomed.
If you’re interested in adopting a kitty or fundraising, please call Pet Patrol @ 519-669-1979.
Reg. Charity No. 86532-5773 RR0001
PO Box 31, Wallenstein, Ontario, NOB 2BO