We believe that animals, all animals, deserve unconditional love and to feel, and be, safe. That’s why we devote a lot of our time and energy to our cat rescue.
Carroll’s Animal Sanctuary and Rescue takes in about 200 cats each and every year. These cats are surrendered to for a variety of reasons and, sadly, in a variety of health conditions. It is our goal, whenever possible, to provide all the love and medical care they need so that they can be adopted out to their purr-fect forever home through our adoption program. When that is not possible, we provide all the love and medical care they need to live out their natural life comfortably and always surrounded by love. Many of our rescues come to us as strays, abandoned or homeless cats and kittens, or they are surrendered by their families for many reasons.
Often the cats we rescue come into our care with heath concerns such as upper respiratory and/or eye infections. In fact, we commonly see upper respiratory infections (URIs) which can be life-threatening if not treated quickly, especially in kittens. A URI can cause a cat to stop eating and drinking which can result in dehydration. While we always provide supportive care while a cat is sick – such as offering subcutaneous fluids for hydration and syringe feeding, infections will always require a trip to the vet for treatment. Typically, it will cost between $200 – $600 per cat to provide the necessary care to effectively treat an infection. We are so thankful to our many supporters who donate either monthly, or when they are able to. Your kind and generous donations allow us to continue our mission and help ensure that the cats who find their way to our Sanctuary are provided with all the care they need and deserve.
Looking to adopt?
Most people who work to rescue and rehome animals have the best interest of their rescues at heart, but, sadly, that is not always the case. When you choose to adopt, it is important that you find a reputable organization so you don’t get any unwelcome surprises after you’ve fallen in love with your new furbaby. Here are a few things to look for in a reputable rescue:
- All animals that are up for adoption should be spayed or neutered and the cost for this procedure should be included in the adoption fee
- Ask to see the spay/neuter certificate
- Vet records should be made available
- Check to make sure that primary vaccines have been given by a licensed veterinarian and that there are records for other routine health measures such as deworming.
Coming into a new home, no matter how loving and safe, can be stressful for a cat or kitten, but there are things you can do to make the integration into your home easier for you and your new best friend:
- Don’t rush it. Integration should be slow and can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks
- Start your new cat off in a small space, away from other household pets, to ensure they are eating, drinking and using the litter box
- Once comfortable in the small space, you can graduate your new cat to supervised exploring of the whole house and supervised introductions with the other household animals
- Watch for signs of stress such as watery eyes, diarrhea, not eating, and sneezing
At Carroll’s Animal Sanctuary and Rescue, we have the honour of providing forever homes to many different animals including pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, dogs and, of course cats! Because we take in so many cats every year through our rescue and adoption program, we recently celebrated our 1,000th rescue – Grand!
Grand was rescued from a barn and brought to us along with five of her siblings.
Did you know…
We always have cats and kittens who are available for adoption! Check out our adoption page to see who is ready for their forever home.
Adopting a cat or kitten from a rescue is such a rewarding experience and will bring you and your new companion a lifetime of love and friendship.