You can’t buy love but you can adopt it!!!!!

February 2014   A gentle touch, a warm lap, a hug . Our previously abused or neglected cats have maybe never known any simple acts of kindness until they came here. They are unloved. The unwanted. And they are desperately waiting to be rescued.

Most of our cats were rescued from a high kill Quebec shelter, a shelter that takes in all unwanted cats. Unfortunately, because of the failing economy in that area, the shelter is overrun and due to this high volume, cats must be euthanized if they can’t be placed within several days of their capture or drop-off at the facility. The shelter partly relies on Bay Cat Hospital to save as many as we can. We cannot save more cats from this shelter until our current family gets placed. So please open your homes and hearts if you can.

Thank you all for your assistance in our endless rescue efforts in the past and thank you for spreading the word about these previously disposed of cats. We couldn’t have placed them without you.

Please look at some of  the 100’s of cats you  have recently helped us save by clicking on the link and please help us save more!

Recently Adopted :see some of our success stories!

DD (Doudone) 7/11

DoudoneShe is an insanely friendly lady. She is around 1.5- 2 yrs of age! She makes dough with her feet, she purrs, she licks you, she head butts you. She is a very lean white with Tabby DSH who just needs to be spayed and vaccinated!

Coco 7/11

CocoCoco weighs in at 2.75 soaking wet and full grown. She is a tiny white with black domestic shorthair female. She ended up at the shelter with kittens in March They like her so much they kept her until today 7/11. They were going to put her to sleep but we got her first. She is viral negative and dewormed., She just needs to be spayed!

Schmoopie and Sly

SchmoopieThese two were left alone in their town home when their owner passed away.

They are darling kitties and oh so sad and shocked. They aren’t without some health issues….one has a heart murmur perhaps due to stress and the other has some gingivitis but both are full of love…..under all their despair of losing the one they adored!

Tewksbury the swimmer

TooncesTewks shelterTewks carTewksLook at this beauty!!!!! He is quite a character!!! Lovely. Friendly with every living being

He got drowenerd in the floods….swept away in front of his owners eyes :-( but he lived but now needs a new home. His old home and everything in it was destroyed….. and his parents just cannot afford a pet anymore :-(

He is a social happy boy!!!!! he makes dough with his feet as I was taking blood for his viral test ( which was negative),He is approximately 10 months old and is neutered ( the last photo is Tewks recovering from surgery) and dewormed and ready to go!

T Bone Pickles 7 8 2017

T Bone Picklest bone shelterT boneGatineau flood survivor….. young male. Loves bunnies and other animals and cars, he loves cars!!!!! He is a great boy! He was so tired on his first day with us….sprawled out in his bed!!! He was perfect patient for me examining him and taking blood for his viral test which was negative. He is still needing to be neutered. He is approximately yrs old and friendly!

Catserole ( Catsy) July 8

FluffertonCatsie6 month old male sweet sweet sweet too! He is viral negative and dewormed. He was neutered on July 10 ( that is a photo of him sleeping off his anesthetic…he was running around 3 hrs later with his buddies that were also neutered).

Purrson Tiddybombom

Purrson Tiddybombom6 month old viral negative and dewormed boy sweet sweet sweet and  handsome and sweet  :-)! He was neutered on july 10th along with Catsy and TewksTiddybombom! That is a photo of him awakening from his surgery! He was so cute and brave. They all were.

Pearl ( June 10)

pearlpearl thumbnail_FullSizeRenderPearl b thumbnail_FullSizeRenderPearl cutePearl bPearl cA petite sweet 2 yr old female. She is a little timid in our busy clinic  but she is oh so gentle and easy to cuddle and love and purr…she loves to purr when you stroke her soft belly fur!  She is simply lovely! sHE IS OUR Agnes’s HOME TO GET SOME tlc. sHE LOVES TO BE PICKED UP AND LOVES TO SLEPP ON YOUR BED IN HER BED :-) also she has the cutest, high pitched meow ever. She’ll always greet you with a meow when she comes over to you on the couch or in bed & when you go over to her to pet her she always meows Hello. So sweet.

Why I rescue

RESCUE EXPLAINED……
The neglect changes you.
The abuse hardens you.
The suffering breaks you. …
The ignorance angers you.
The indifference disturbs you.
The injustice destroys you.
On a daily basis…your faith will be tested.
Your heart will be wounded….
Your soul will be altered.
On a weekly basis…you’ll question yourself.
You’ll question your strength.
You’ll question the world.
On a monthly basis…you’ll fall down.
You’ll get up.
You’ll go on…
On a yearly basis…you’ll look back…
You’ll see faces…
You couldn’t save them.
You’ll learn to mourn.
To grieve.
To sob.
You’ll learn to trust a little less.
To do a little more.
To fight a little harder.
You’ll learn to try.
To hope.
To pray.
You’ll learn to fail.
To succeed.
To accept.
You’ll learn when to hold on.
When to give up.
When to let go.
You’ll learn who you are.
What you stand for.
Why that matters.
Then… at times… you’ll forget why you matter.
You’ll question what you’re doing.
You’ll wonder if it’s worth it.
But…here’s the good news… When you forget…
When you question…
When you wonder…
All you have to do…
Is take a look around…
And you’ll see them.
You’ll see their faces.
You’ll see their smiles.
You’ll feel their love.
In their eyes, you’ll see their journeys…
You’ll remember their beginnings…
You’ll know how far they’ve come…
You’ll remember when they didn’t know you…
When they didn’t trust you…
When they’d given up.
You’ll remember how you healed them…
How you loved them…
How they loved you, too.
And as you look back…
You’ll want to move forward…
For them… and because of them.
In your darkest hours, you’ll look around…
To find the differences made…the hope given…
and the lives saved…
Because you existed.
In those moments, when you look into their eyes…
Every doubt will be erased.
Every question will be answered.
Every worry will subside.
Because in that instant…in each of your hearts…
You both share the very same thought: “Every bit of pain was worth it…for this moment here with you.”
And honestly…no matter what else happens…
Those moments hold all the strength you need…
To keep going.
Rescue is pain.
Rescue is joy.
Rescue is worth it…because they are worth it.
And that’s the honest truth.
~ Ashley Owen Hill