REFUGE FOR CATS (VERDUN)ABOUT US
The Refuge for cats (Verdun) is a registered charitable organization (Revenue Canada n� 897823720RR0001) of Montreal (QC), founded on May 3, 1999 and managed by a network of volunteers. The mission of our non-profit organization is to rescue abandoned cats and find them adoptive families, to promote the importance of sterilization, and to inform people of the consequences of abandoning animals. The Refuge for cats (Verdun) is a no-kill shelter.
What we do:
Why adopt a cat from the Refuge?
Our primary interest is to end the abandonment of cats and to ensure that they get the quality of life they deserve. We want to make sure that cats don't have to face the harsh realities that come along with being homeless, like lack of food, illness, the pound, cold, cruelty, injury, and euthanasia. By adopting a cat from us, you will be contributing to his or her well-being and you will have a companion who is eternally grateful to you. All of our cats have been examined by a veterinarian, cured of any illness, dewormed, defleaed, vaccinated, sterilized, and tested for FIV/leukemia when necessary. We are volunteers who are passionate about cats and have their best interests at heart. Because they live with our foster families, we know our cats well, so we can recommend a cat that will fit in well with you and your family.
Is there a cat whose care you want to entrust to the Refuge?
The Refuge for cats (Verdun) does not have a physical shelter space. All the cats that we take in live with foster families until they are adopted. We are in desperate need of more foster families. For this reason, if there is a cat whose care you would like to entrust to the Refuge, we ask that you become a foster family to the cat you would like to help until it is adopted. Please visit our section Foster families in order to learn more.
An alley cat.
. is unhappy living indoors,
. is happy and free,
. is independent and resourceful,
. cannot get used to living in a house,
. will not use the litter box,
. is aggressive,
. is old, sick, and full of fleas,
. cannot be housebroken,
. is incapable of becoming a good companion.
. Most of the cats we rescue are abandoned house-cats who only want a new home.
. Even if they are timid at first, they will adapt to their new environment.
. Thanks to the efforts of their foster families, cats from the Refuge have already learned good habits by the time they are put up for adoption.
. A couple of non-sterilized cats and their offspring can mate three times per year, resulting in the birth of thousands of cats in only a few years.
. Cats from the Refuge are usually young, and they have all been treated for parasites.
. Cats who have been given a second chance know how to show their gratitude to their new families.
. Mature cats can be just as affectionate as kittens.
● To help us accomplish our goals, please visit the HELP US page