Caring for Queens’ animals

Brittany W.
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As 2013 is draws to a close, the Queens SPCA have rehomed 52 animals

Their work however, is never over.  There are still plenty of animals, particularly cats and kittens in need of homes.  The SPCA also needs foster homes for animals, as they do not have a shelter in Queens County.

Although they have a temporary kennel for dogs, there is no official shelter.  Volunteers will be given the necessary pet supplies and food to care for cats until they can find their permanent homes.

Besides rehoming animals, the SPCA has also helped 103 animals, belonging to lower income families, get neutered/spayed.  The SPCA has emphasized that spaying and neutering is the most “kind and responsible” thing for pet owners to do.

The SPCA continues their trap, neuter and release program for feral cats.  So far they have caught 89 cats, had them neutered/spayed and released in the same area they were caught in.

Their costs come to $28,000 this year.  Their funds and much of their supplies come mainly from donations.

A box is currently located at Sobeys in Liverpool to collect donations of pet food for the SPCA.  As well the group has SPCA Thrift Shop located at 7 Gorham Street (behind Memories Café).  The thrift shop sells items as well as accepts donations of pet food, pet supplies, cash and other items.

 

If anyone wishes to volunteer or needs to contact the SPCA, they can be reached at 350-2444 and info@queens.spcans.ca  

The SPCA wishes to remind the public of the impending cold weather and to keep animals inside.  To file a cruelty complaint, phone 1-888-703-7722

Organizations: SPCA Thrift Shop, Sobeys

Geographic location: Queens, Liverpool, 7 Gorham Street

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