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Your gift will double! Help cats stop multiplying.

Jared F.

This problem is entirely created by irresponsible pet owning HUMANS, so as the creators of this problem, lets take responsibility and help fix it.


“There are approximately 1,600 unowned, stray and free-roaming cats on Salt Spring”, says Sean Hogan, the local BC SPCA branch manager. "Some of these are in colonies of three to four dozen feral cats".

Only about 8%, or 125 of these cats are able to be rescued, rehabilitated and adopted each year at the Salt Spring branch.

"Those are the lucky ones, most homeless cats face untimely ends full of pain and distress, often leaving behind scores of kittens who repeat the cycle,” explains Hogan.

When you donate, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar and fund a three to five year program that will help solve this crisis.

Meeting the goal of $50,000, which will be matched dollar for dollar, will not only rescue and rehabilitate cats in immediate distress, but also create the Salt Spring Spay Neuter Intervention Program (SSSNIP) that will address the root causes of animal distress and eliminate future suffering.
 
 
 

Double your impact

 
 

In seven years, one unspayed female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats. Your gift won't multiply exponentially like that, but it will double!

What will my gift do?: You will care for the sick, starving and injured cats that arrive at our door. Your gift provides:

  • $40 for a health check;
  • $84 a week for food and shelter;
  • $475 to pay the entire cost of one cat in our care, from rescue through to adoption.

What happens when my gift is matched?: When your gift is matched dollar for dollar you'll help us not only rescue and rehabilitate cats in distress, but also work towards a long-term solution. We'll launch the ambitious 3-5 year Salt Spring Spay Neuter Intervention Program (SSSNIP) that will help stop feral and free roaming cats from multiplying exponentially.

Please help us save thousands of cats and kittens from suffering needlessly!

 
     
 
 

Margaret Franey's Vision

 
 

The late Margaret Franey, an island resident, loved cats. Whether here at home, or on her travels, she always managed to find a homeless or feral cat, suffering from hunger and neglect, who needed her help.

That is why she wanted to leave $50,000 to the local BC SPCA to help solve Salt Spring Island’s most pressing animal issue: the cat crisis. Her family has honored her wishes by setting up a matching gift challenge: every donation from the public to Salt Spring Branch’s Solve the Cat Crisis Campaign will be matched by Margaret's estate.

 “I know that if she is looking down she will be thrilled to see this money now being spent to achieve her fondest wish of helping solve the stray cat problem on Salt Spring” says her husband Basil Franey, of the campaign.

 
     
 
 

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Completed Successfully

 
 

Thank you for your support!

Our 130 donors and supporters made this campaign a success in 88 days.

Raised C$102,716 out of C$100,000
 
     
 
 

Still want to help Salt Spring animals?

 
 

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Significant gift in memory of Roberta K. Shapiro helps campaign reach goal

 
 

We’re extremely grateful to Dr. Stanley Shapiro for his generous gift in memory of his late wife Roberta, which helped bring our campaign to a successful close.

Her last pet Hank, a tuxedo cat, came from the Salt Spring SPCA. Like many of the homeless cats that roam the island today, he’d lived rough for a while, but finally found his forever home with Roberta.

Roberta wrote a book about his experiences: In From the Cold: Hank's Story (Hank would lie on her desk as she wrote!), and donated proceeds to the Salt Spring branch.

Dr. Shapiro said Roberta “was so grateful for all the cheer Hank brought into her life so this gift in her memory toward this very important BC SPCA project only seems appropriate”.

 
     
 
 

Donors

 
 
Karen W.
Canada
457
visitors
C$2,980
impact
Sarah M.
Burnaby, BC, Canada
495
visitors
C$780
impact
Brian R.
Burlingame, CA
1013
visitors
C$170
impact
ramadevi rainbow M.
Canada
475
visitors
C$170
impact
 
     
 
 

FAQ

 
 
Question:

Will I get a charitable tax receipt for this gift?

Answer:

Yes! You will get an official PDF tax receipt emailed to you for your records. Please check your “junk” folder if you don’t receive it within 24 hours. If you haven’t received it, or you have any questions about your receipt please contact us via email or contact Donor Relations at 604-681-7271 or toll-free 1-800-665-1868.

Question:

How does the BC SPCA compare to other charities?

Answer:

The BC SPCA is proud to be among the elite group of Canadian organizations to be accredited by Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for charities and nonprofits.

The BC SPCA has received accreditation status through the Imagine Canada Standards Program, a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to demonstrate excellence in five fundamental areas: financial accountability and transparency; board governance; fundraising; staff management and volunteer involvement.

Only 45 charitable organizations hold Imagine Canada accreditation status and the BC SPCA is the first Canadian humane society to become accredited.

You can be confident that your BC SPCA donation is being used efficiently and effectively. Read more about our governance and accountability here.

 
     
 
 

About the BC SPCA

 
 

Each year we rescue and care for almost 29,000 injured, homeless, neglected and abused animals across BC. We are the only animal welfare organization in BC that has the authority to enforce laws relating to animal cruelty, and to recommend criminal charges. Read more...