Cats that are abandoned must contend with horrible conditions and problems that result in a slow and painful death. These include: starvation, dehydration, the elements, disease, predators, injuries, accidents, not to mention the loneliness, stress and fear of being alone and in unfamiliar surroundings.
Feral cats are the offspring of stray or abandoned domestic cats who revert to the wild state. Raised without human contact, they become fearful of humans.
Feral and abandoned cats live an average of only 2 years.
One mating pair of cats can produce 420,000 offspring in 7 years! Think of all of those helpless kittens born in the wild where only 1 in 5 will survive. Please spay and neuter your pet.
Cats should be spayed/neutered by 6 months of age at the latest. They can become sexually mature (and females may become pregnant) as young as 4 months of age.
CatNap is looking for dependable people to promote awareness and help fulfill the purpose of helping abandoned cats in the Nanaimo area. The selfless giving of your time enables us to make a difference.
It only takes a few hours a month. And, it will make you feel great!
We are their safety net. You are their home sweet home.
CatNap has had an overwhelming increase in helping abandoned kittens and cats. We ask that cat owners take responsibility by getting your cats spayed /neutered and by NOT abandoning your cats. Thank you to the responsible cat owners out there; we and your cats are greatly appreciative!
Reasons To Spay or Neuter Your Cat
1. Spaying or neutering increases your cat's chances for a longer, healthier life.
2. A spayed / neutered cat is a better pet for your family.
3. No family wants to cope with an unwanted pregnancy.
4. Less animals will die in shelters if your pet is spayed or neutered.
CatNap Society sincerely thanks Pfizer Canada and Sales Representative Stevan Agbaba for generously donating a dose of revolution medication to each CatNap cat, when seen for veterinary care through our clinic partner Central Island Veterinary Emergency Clinic (CIVEH).
Many thanks also to Dr. Karen Karsten at CIVEH for securing this sponsorship.
Emails to the City of Nanaimo urgently needed to make a difference.
CatNap needs your help!
We rescue 250-300 cats each year... 95% of them are not spayed or neutered before we rescued them. The only way the hundreds of cats needing help in our city will start to decrease will be when spaying and neutering is realized as something that needs to be done. Spay and neuter bylaws are desperately needed in our city. Cats shouldn't be roaming unfixed - this is a community problem and it's huge! The only way the city will ever realize that you want a change, is by writing to the people who can change it... otherwise we are powerless. So many people write and ask us for help... Please also write the city and tell the Mayor, Council and Bylaw manager that you want a cat spay and neuter bylaw! If you have a story to share, please tell them about it.
Please send in your emails to the two email addresses below:
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT - THE HOMELESS AND ABANDONED CAT PROBLEM IN OUR CITY WILL ONLY WORSEN WITHOUT ADVOCATING FOR RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE!
~ Executive Director ~
CatNap Society is currently seeking a dedicated Executive Director. This is an unpaid, volunteer position, whose key responsibilities are to guide and manage the overall provision of services, policies, and programs. If you have experience with feline animal care and a love for cats, as well as experience in leading a team of volunteers or as a supervisor, this may be the opportunity you've been looking for.