For Immediate Release
C.A.R.E.S. SHELTER TO COMBAT CAT OVERPOPULATION IN THE FRASER VALLEY WITH A NEW GRANT FROM PETSMART CHARITIES™ OF CANADA
Feb. 14, 2017—Surrey, B.C.—As highlighted by the CBC, the National Post and BC SPCA, the City of Surrey alone is estimated to have over 20,000 stray, community and feral cats. This estimate triples as the area expands to include the entire Fraser Valley.
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies recognizes that Canada is currently in a cat overpopulation crisis and notes that one of the best ways to manage this crisis is by spaying or neutering companion pets.
Canadian Animal Rescue and Extended Shelter Society (C.A.R.E.S. Cat Shelter) in Langley, B.C. has received a grant of more than $20,000 from PetSmart Charities of Canada to do just that. The grant will help to provide approximately 240 low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for owned cats located in the Fraser Valley.
“We are so pleased to have received this grant,” says C.A.R.E.S. president, Marian Haney. “PetSmart Charities of Canada has always been a strong partner to us over the years. With their support, we’ll be able to spay or neuter more companion cats at a very small cost to pet parents. In turn, this will help to reduce unplanned litters and better control the stray and feral cat population in the Langley area.”