|a.a.i.d. is in its 22nd year!
have been instrumental in saving thousands of animals from a horrible death from
starvation, injury, and disease, or from becoming feral strays. It is the
volunteer societies who deal with the difficult and demanding problem of stray, abandoned,
unwanted and feral cats. Foster and permanent homes have to be found, the feral
cats have to be tender-trapped - often at night in unsafe neighbourhoods - and hungry
strays have to be fed regardless of weather conditions because the volunteers know that
these poor, hungry, little creatures will be waiting for food.
Saving lives and relieving pain is what Aid to
Animals in Distress is all about.
provides quality food for approximately 325 cats. Most of you know
about our program - newer readers may not.
Stray and feral cats are reported to us and, as
quickly as possible, these cats are tender-trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated,
tattooed and given any required medical treatment. In most cases, they are returned to
their familiar area and fed daily by our volunteers. In this way, we are able to manage
many colonies of feral cats, and these animals are able to live out their lives.
DRUG HOUSE CATS
Recently it was reported on TV that a police raid had been made on a drug house and
that there were abandoned cats there, living in squalor. a.a.i.d. volunteers
immediately investigated the report and found that 13 cats called this awful place home.
Conditions were unbelievable - filth and garbage everywhere and the odour so intolerable
that the volunteers could remain inside only a few moments at a time. However, they
persevered and finally removed all 13 tame but very nervous cats. They were taken to a.a.i.d.
veterinarians and given all the required treatment. They are now safe and well cared for.
Some of them have been placed and others are being fostered. All are lovely little cats
who deserve a good home - they have suffered enough. Please contact us if you can help.
Thank you Dorothy and Joan for a very difficult task well done.
BIRTH ON THE BLACKTOP
A month ago, on a cold, rainy night, a.a.i.d. received a call regarding a young
cat - hardly more than a kitten herself, she had just given birth to six babies. They were
outside, under a car on the blacktop. The kittens were already cold and almost lifeless.
The poor little mother was trying desperately to protect them. A kindly woman took mother
and babies into her home and provided a cozy bed for the babies and food for the mother.
With warmth, the babies began to revive and all are doing well. The little mother has
never stopped purring, as if in appreciation for the good care she has received. a.a.i.d.
has provided food and litter and will vaccinate the kittens when they are seven weeks old,
and good homes will be found for them. ?The mother will be spayed and adopted with one of
Thank you, Dorie, for your caring.
1. You can request that your donation to the United
Way be directed to Aid to Animals in Distress.
2. You can make a tax-deductible donation to a.a.i.d. in lieu of flowers, as a
memorial tribute, and we will inform the bereaved family of your donation.
3. You can donate to a.a.i.d. in memory of a beloved pet.
4. You can remember a.a.i.d. in your will so that the work you believe in can be