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Old May 26th, 2007, 12:20 PM
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SPCA Montreal overload

There's a short article in La Presse today about the SPCA, they are taking in 45-50 cats A DAY and both their facilities are overflowing. And it's not even July 1 (moving day in Quebec) :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
Barnoti points out that pet owners are increasingly discriminated against in the Montreal housing market compared to Ontario, where landlords are much more constrained.
The number of cast-off litterboxes, brushes, scratching posts and other items I see in the street speaks volumes. Maybe some of those cats died but unless there's an epidemic I hadn't heard about, many have gone missing and been written off.
The SPCA numbers don't surprise me at all. Maybe they should lower their prices a bit.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 12:39 PM
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Badger,

You should change your title cat and kitten overload in Montreal shelters and SPCA'S. Every place in Montreal and the South Shore is over loaded with cats and kittens.

Every day, I receive a new email at work from someone who knows someone who knows me about a pregnant cat or kittens. Just the other day, I recieved an email about a man who's cat had three kittens and if he didn't find a home for them by "SATURDAY" (today) he was going to drown them!
(Don't worry, the kittens are ok)

Foster homes are difficult to find and most foster homes right now are filled with pregent cats and kittens.

Unless the government makes sterilzation manadtory, Montreal will always have this problem.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 03:45 PM
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Unless the government makes sterilzation manadtory, Montreal will always have this problem.
Spca's should start by not letting any cats/dogs leave in their new homes before getting neutered/spayed. Spca's are not helping their own cause.

Sorry , just my
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Old May 26th, 2007, 06:39 PM
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Spca's should start by not letting any cats/dogs leave in their new homes before getting neutered/spayed. Spca's are not helping their own cause.
I totally agree .
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Old May 26th, 2007, 07:15 PM
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SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW????? Unfortunately the public is not aware as to how many cats are out there in Quebec and they are SUFFERING AND MULTIPLYING AT AN ALARMING RATE!!!!! I am a rescuer and I see it with my own eyes. There are colonies starting everywhere!!!! I feed a few of them. The poor cats have it much worse than the dogs. There are many more of them and they are simply unwanted!!!! We get so many calls about cats but unfortunately we have to turn people down, because we are always full. I AM URGING THE PUBLIC TO PLEASE HELP RESCUE GROUPS OR S.P.C.A. IN ANY WAY YOU CAN!!!! PLEASE HELP THOSE THAT HAVE NO VOICE !!!!!!!!
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Old May 26th, 2007, 09:32 PM
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I am also with a rescue group at our adoption day today we had 10 cats and kittens, one got adopted. We are very careful with who we adopt to and if our kittens are to young to get adopted we keep track of them. When it is time we make the appointments for sterilization, we pick up the cat and then we return it to the new owners. It is a lot of work and running around but at least we are sure our cats do not contribute to the overpopulation. In my opinion that is the responsible way of doing it. Not just calling the new owner to ask if the cat has been sterilized like the SPCA does. Everyone has a busy life and even though their intentions are good they do not alwayse get to the vet to get the animals neutered.

Like everyone else we are overloaded! I made a beautiful poster for 8 cats that we need foster homes for. 5 are loosing their foster homes in about 4 to 6 weeks. One is Jolly who I have posted a week ago, who is being kept by one of our volunteers in a crate because he has to be tested for FIV before we can get him adopted and two are still outside because we have no place to put them and one of them has 4 kittens.

Like everyone else in this business I am frustrated and heart sick to see what beautiful loving animals are being abandon and cannot understand how people can do this. If this is what we call civilized God help us.

I'll keep plugging away, and try to educate people, try to avoid the ones who would abandon a cat, try to help the ones I can. What we need is to stand together and shout as loud as we can at the government. And when I go to bed tonigh I hope I can come up with a solution for the 2 little grey and white, 6 week old kittens I saw on my balcony tonight because my Inn is full and I have no reserves. To top it off I have a message on my answering machine about stray cat and kittens.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 09:56 PM
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Vets should not be allowed to charge the sick prices they do for spays/neuters. They make so much money in other areas. If it were cheaper to spay/neuter A LOT more people would do so. After spaying/neutering nearly 50 cats in my time of rescuing, all from my own pocket, I firmly believe that there should be legislation/subsidizing so that vets charge only a MINIMAL fee.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 10:00 PM
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Not just calling the new owner to ask if the cat has been sterilized like the SPCA does.
I adopted Daisy at one of the spca, she wasn't spayed , they never called me to ask about it. I had her spayed at my vet. But never did they call me.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 10:46 PM
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they never called me back to check if the dog got fixed that was this past dec and she was only 3 months old
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Old May 27th, 2007, 12:57 AM
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Jab, you and the Steri-Animal gang are all , clinics are so hard (at least I find them hard). Even rehoming one blessed animal is reason for a victory party.

As for shouting at the government, I confess to becoming completely paralyzed, thinking of the extent of the problems facing us here in Quebec: abandonment, abuse, puppy mills, lack of low-cost services and just plain bull-headed ignorance. Not the least of our difficulties is the lack of unity among 'interested parties', there is no organization out there that is speaking for me, even though I might share many of their opinions.

Anyone who comes up with even the ghost of a plan would definitely get my interest.
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