We are a group of concerned citizens and animal lovers who came together to help the animals in need from our community. Our mission is to provide assistance to animals in distress and to support low income families with pet food contributions. Due to urban sprawl and to the actual economic crisis animal tragedies are dramatically increasing in our area. WE see cats abandoned and multiplying at an alarming rate in our rural lands and we are afraid that dogs will become the next victims.
Therefore, because the welfare of the animals in our backyards, bushes and populated or unpopulated areas relies exclusively on us, the people, our group decided to start a prevention program to help pet owners, a pet food bank. Abandoned, injured and/or hungry animals need all of us to interviene and help. Please, residents of Greater Victoria, join forces with us to assist the poor defenceless animals and the low income pet owners who love them! Donate to our cause or volunteer with us. The animals need you!
In the last years many among us have noticed how the economic global crisis is forcing families to abandon their beloved pets.
Tamed and inexperienced pets who used to sleep comfortably on the living-room's couch or on the children's bed are presently
living outdoors hungry and cold with no food or shelter to protect themselves from our damp climate.
WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN WE ARE GOING TO START SEEING SUFFERING DOGS ROAMING ON THE STREETS?
The pictures below are perfect examples of this new and sad reality for family pets. The difference with cats & dogs is that cats hide, but dogs will not. Do you know that all MLAS and SOOKE COUNCIL have preferred to ignore the problem when we addressed it to them?
Photo No. 1 - A beautiful white and grey adult cat, Christmas, was dumped in the middle of winter at one of our
Photo No. 2 - This kitten, Dynamite, was found paralyzed after an animal had attacked him and saved by gentle souls.
A solution needs to be found in our area to prevent our towns from becoming like other Canadian cities and municipalities
such as: Coquitlam, Delta, Maple Ridge, North Vancouver City, and Surrey where the stray and feral cat overpopulation
has already become extreme and all cats end in the pound. We need to prevent this before authorities decide to example from
the mainland, or to start shooting cats, as it has happened in the past with the rabbits. Oak Bay has already envisioned doing
it with local deer. We all need to combine our efforts and work. The CRD is already using the same law to cats than to wildlife,
officers are telling people to let the cats die from starvation "do not feed them", they say.
Population growth and urban spraw means an increase in abandoned animals who will be scrounging for food and shelter
under buildings, parking lots and parks.
GESTATION PERIOD AND LITTERS
LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE.
Our site will be updated regularly, this is just the beginning of our campaign to promote and portray
Sooke as an animal friendly town.
THE BASIC ITEMS NEEDED are found in our
Because we are just starting our foundation any contribution, big or small, will help our mission and will be really appreciated by abandoned animals and by low income families.
Please, do not throw your pop and beer cans away! Any Bottle Depot accept donations in our behalf, or in Sooke they can be left in our bins at 2075 Otter Point Rd.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated",
preciously described Mahatma Ghandi.
We can become a MODEL OF COMPASSION & RESPECT TOWARDS ANIMALS.
The Victoria Pet Food Bank and Feral Cat Rehabilitation Society, aka SAFARS, is based in Sooke and delivers food from Sooke to Victoria.
E-mail in relation to food donations: PET FOOD BANK
E-mail in relation to adopting one of our rescue kitties: FERAL CAT REHABILITATION CENTER
© 2012 SAFARS