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P.O. Box 101, Saanichton BC V8M 2C3
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Max and Tina

Welcome to the 

Helping Homeless Cats
of Greater Victoria Society
website

 

NOTICE:  We are temporarily at capacity and cannot accept any cats until we have the space and funds to adequately care for more

 

Come meet us at the GARDEN CITY CAT SHOW on June 27-28, 2015

We have the honor of the cat club donating tables to us in the entrance of the fabulous Garden City Cat Show in Sidney on Sat. June 27, 10-4, and Sun. June 28, 9-4. Please come and meet us and Max, our "maxcot". We are grateful that the Garden City Cat Club supports cat rescue! We are delighted to be part of this fun event for the third year in a row! Bring a can of cat food for us and receive $1 off the admission price.

Click on this link for more info: http://ghuber-ivil.tripod.com/gardencitycatclub/

Looking for the latest updates?

To see the most current activities of Helping Homeless Cats please go to our Facebook page. There are daily posts, photos, and videos about our kitties - plus lots of cat humour!

(Click here for our Facebook Page)

ANTIQUE, VINTAGE, NEW UNIQUE, AND HANDMADE ITEMS

ANTIQUE, VINTAGE, NEW UNIQUE, AND HANDMADE ITEMS can be consigned with the profit going to Helping Homeless Cats

Philosophy of Old is a new consignment store in Sidney. The owners are very supportive of Helping Homeless Cats and also Dog Bless rescue.

It is a fabulous new shop on the west side of Sidney at #2 – 2075 Henry Avenue West, Sidney, BC V8L 1T2. Phone: 250-480-6696 (Take Beacon Avenue west with an immediate right on Galaran and go one block to Henry and turn left.) Hours: Wed.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5.

Consignments are taken on Wed. and Thurs. or you can call for an appointment at a different time. You can consign items for yourself or for the benefit of Helping Homeless Cats or Dog Bless. This is a fun way to downsize and also help the cats and dogs who have been rescued and need help with their food and vet care.

 

PURDY’S FUNDRAISER WAS A SUCCESS!

Thank you to all who participated in the Purdy’s Easter Fundraiser. We raised $400 for the kitties!

GIFT IDEAS

There is still time to buy desk and wall calendars. Please email catadopt@shaw.ca for more info..

The best gift of all is to make a donation to the rescue in the name of a friend or family member. This is especially nice for a cat lover who will appreciate this more than a material gift. We will send a sheet with the photo of a cat being helped and a description of the cat’s situation. See our Donations section for ways to donate. Please email us at catadopt@shaw.ca so we can get exact info for your gift notice and your tax receipt.

All cats on this website require
INDOOR - ONLY adult homes

We focus our resources on rescuing and rehoming mature cats.
Thank you for understanding.

 

THRIFTY's SMILE CARDS

The Thrifty's Smile Card Program for this year will soon be active! We will announce the date here soon. Cards can still be used but will not benefit our rescue until a new program begins which will be SOON.

Please keep and use your current Smile Cards or get a new one by emailing us at catadopt@shaw.ca.

At Customer Service in Thrifty’s or at the register (before they begin ringing up your groceries) you load your Smile card by Visa or cash. Then use it for your groceries and Thrifty’s will donate 5% to us from what you spend. You pay no extra. In 2014 we received $2500 from the program which was a big help with food and vet care.

Thank you very much for helping us in this meaningful way.

 

 

Elements Compounding Pharmacy
at 3540 Blanshard St. in Victoria (near Pacific Cat Clinic & Save-On Foods) is very supportive of our rescue efforts.  They have our catnip mice for sale and also have a coin donation box for us. They can also accept larger donations for us and for those of $10 or more we will send a tax receipt.  The pharmacy staff is very friendly and helpful, so please stop by.  Also, bring your prescriptions for yourself and your pets!!
 

 


GIFT IDEAS THAT HELP SAVE LIVES:

A great gift for kitties is our wonderful hand-crocheted CATNIP MICE TOYS. You can find a large assortment on the counter at Pets West in Broadmead, Elements Compounding Pharmacy in Victoria, and also Elk Lake Veterinary Hospital, Shelbourne Pet Clinic, Countryside Pet Hospital, and Brentwood Bay Veterinary Hospital.

An attractive DONATION GIFT CERTIFICATE (click to view an example certificate) is a gift that helps save a life!

$30 will feed a cat for a whole month. 
$50 will provide a physical examination for a cat with medical problems. 

Please email us at catadopt@shaw.ca or call us at 778-426-2426 for further information on how to get gift donation certificates for all the cat lovers on your holiday gift list! 

Get a THRIFTY’S SMILE CARD mailed to you from us at no cost and “load it” with a credit at any Thrifty’s and give the gift of groceries.  For all purchases with Smile Cards with our number, Thrifty’s will donate 5% of that amount to us for our Senior Foster Program.  Call us at 778-426-2426 or email catadopt@shaw.ca for more information. 

And, of course, a GIFT DONATION for the kitties by mailing a cheque or using Pay Pal or CanadaHelps.org is very much appreciated!  All donations go directly to food, supplies and vet care for rescued cats.   

Cheques can be mailed to:

Helping Homeless Cats
 of Greater Victoria Society
P.O. Box 101
 Saanichton, BC   V8M 2C3

 

 

Thank you for visiting our website!  We have many kitties who need quiet indoor-only foster homes.  If you wish to consider this or adopting, please call us as there are more cats than on the website.  Please also click on our Facebook button on the right where you will see over 1,000 photos and videos of our cats and stories about them.

 

Dedicated volunteers (not paid employees) run Helping Homeless Cats rescue and cats are kept in foster homes until adoption.  For food, supplies and vet care, we depend on your donations made by mailing a cheque or using our Pay Pal donation page or CanadaHelps.org donation page. To receive a tax receipt for a cheque or Pay Pal donation, please email us your name and address or fill out and return a donation form found in Forms & Agreements.  CanadaHelps.org provides a tax receipt.

 

Helping Homeless Cats of Greater Victoria Society was formed in 2009 for the purpose of rescuing abandoned domestic cats and helping feral cats.  Our goal is to find good foster and permanent homes for cats we have rescued so we can help more cats in the future.  When possible, we maintain long-term foster homes for seniors, low income families, and those on disability.  We rely heavily on donations from supporters in order to help cats in desperate need of food, shelter, and medical care.  Donations also allow us to maintain our foster homes which greatly benefit not only the cats but also the people who love them.

 

All cats in our care have received:  spay/neuter, shots, flea treatment, deworming, veterinary exam, and FIV testing if deemed necessary.  Medical treatment is provided when needed.  We greatly appreciate donations for medical care, such as when a senior cat needs life-saving dental work.  Before adoption, potential adopters are welcome to have blood tests done at their own expense to more completely assess the cat’s health status.

 

Our domestic cats are available for adoption and fostering to INDOOR-only non-smoking homes.  We have cats of all ages, including one-year-old cats to middle-age.  We love the seniors and have several sweet cats around 8 or 10.  We also have older affectionate seniors and many lovely shy young cats who are available for sponsoring and visiting as they need help gaining trust of humans.  We seek sponsors to donate monthly to their ongoing care since they have a longer road to adoption.

 

We maintain a foster program where cats live in loving homes while awaiting permanent adoption.  We also have a special Long-Term Senior Foster Program, particularly for older seniors, where the cat is not up for adoption until such time as there is a change in circumstances with the senior, the cat or the rescue that makes it best for us to bring the cat back to the rescue. 

 

All our cats are adopted to INDOORS non-smoking homes only.  See the links under “adoption” in the About Us section which explain in great detail why indoors homes are best. 


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Visit Our Supporters:

Saanichton Village Veterinary Hospital
7-7816 E. Saanich Rd, Saanichton, BC
V8M 2B3
778-351-3030

Simply Cremations & Funeral Services Unit 2, 2075 Henry Avenue West Sidney, BC V8L 1T2 250-656-5555

Elements Compounding Pharmacy
3540 Blanshard St.
Victoria, BC

Curves
2425 Bevan Ave, Sidney, BC, V8L 4R7

Pets West
220 - 777 Royal Oak Dr
Victoria, BC

Bosley's - Royal Oak
104 - 4478 West Saanich Road
Victoria, BC

James Bay Pet Supplies
300 Beckley Ave.
Victoria, BC

Red Brick Café
2423 Beacon St.
Sidney, BC

Sorensen Books
1027 Cook Street (at Fort)
Victoria, BC

Glanford Bottle Depot
4261 Glanford Ave.
Victoria, BC

Sidney Bottle Depot
5-10025 Galaran Rd
Sidney, BC

Elk Lake
Veterinary Hospital

4975 Pat Bay Hwy
Saanich, BC

Sidney Pet Centre
4-9769 Fifth St.
Sidney, BC

Shelbourne Pet Clinic
103 - 1638 McKenzie
Ave., Victoria BC

Peace At Home Pet Care & Cat Grooming

Countryside Pet Hospital

Firbank Farm

Scrubby's Laundromat in Victoria

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia

 

 

 

 

 
Questions ?  Call Linda at (778) 426-2426 or email catadopt@shaw.ca