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The Water Dish – April 8

Dear Friends of the Animals,


In the world of cats one plus one does not equal two. 
In just a short time one plus one resulted in over 20 cats and kittens in one small Hamilton home. Overwhelmed with their own health and unable to provide the cats with the care they needed, their owner reached out to the HBSPCA for help. As the leader in Animal Welfare in Hamilton, HBSPCA Animal Care staff rescued 15 adult cats and discovered five new-born kittens.

Many of the adults were sadly underweight, as a result the mother to the 5 kittens had no milk to offer them. A dedicated HBSPCA staff member took the five kittens home for round the clock feedings to give them the best chance they could. Sadly, after a week of struggling to keep 2 of the babies going through parasite treatments, antibiotics, and tube feeding, they were lost.
Thankfully the 3 remaining babies are doing well, thriving in their foster home where they will stay for another 4 weeks while they grow. 

All 15 cats rescued needed veterinary care and our onsite Companion Animal Hospital staff provided them with their vaccinations, parasite treatments, spay/neuter, and microchipping. Most of the adult cats had been suffering with dental disease and required dental surgery to ease their pain and remove their rotted teeth. Dental surgery is a time consuming and costly procedure for a shelter to undertake, the cost which is never recouped through adoption fees. This is where your donation dollars are put to good use, ensuring that these cats can go to their new homes pain free, in a good state of health. 

We have already received updates from the adopters of some of these cats. They are doing well, loving their new homes and families. The remaining cats rescued will soon be ready to do the same. Their difficult past will hopefully become a distant memory.

This story is unfortunately all too common. The suffering of these cats and kittens is preventable. How you may ask? Spay and neuter your pets. It really is that simple. The Hamilton Burlington SPCA cares about the welfare of your animal and we are proud to provide affordable spay and neuter surgeries through our Community Assistance Program. You can find more information about our Spay/Neuter services for cats HERE

Our animal welfare programs support abused, neglected and abandoned animals in our community. We strive to keep people and pets together when possible and to safely rehome animals.  We are able to do this because of your generous donations, if you are able, please consider a donation today. Thank you!

Have you met Peanut?
This handsome guy is still looking for his perfect forever home. He is a big fan of the ladies and would do best wih a female as his primary caregiver.
Peanut came to us under-socialized and will require an adopter who has the time and patience to work with him. He takes a bit of time to “warm up” but once he does he is a silly, goofy boy who aims to please.
Are you the family for Peanut? Email our Adoption Coordintor at hashcroft@hbspca.com with Peanut’s name in the subject line to get things started.

As Ontario moves into a stay at home order your Hamilton Burlington SPCA, along with other animal shelters and veterinary clinics, is essential and we are here for you! We will continue to take every precaution to keep our clients, staff, and adopters safe.

As we officially move into Spring we hope you and your family are safe, healthy and happy
Sincerely,

Your HBSPCA Staff

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