REFUGE FOR CATS (VERDUN)ABOUT US
» Our team
The Refuge pour chats de Verdun is a non-profit organization. Founded in 1999, it is managed by a network of volunteers. Our mission 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.
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 pour chats de 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
|A few volunteers of our team|
Louise participates in all adoption-related activities.
Manon is a member of the Administrative council. She also transports cats to adoption days and veterinary appointments.
Denise is the President of the Administrative council. She is a foster family and resource person for all things related to the Refuge: administration, volunteering, adoption, financing, etc.
Nicole had been involved with the Refuge for nearly 5 years. She handles the Refuge's communications and public relations, and is involved in the search for financial support and the development of special projects. She also contributes to the search for, and support of, foster families, and participates in adoption days.
Michelle participates in adoption days, participates in fund raising, and transports cats living with foster families on Montreal's South Shore to adoption days in Verdun. A cat-lover all her life, she finds the neglect that cats sometimes face at the hands of their owners intolerable. She encourages people to offer their cats the best possible quality of life by having them spayed or neutered, getting them vaccinated, and giving them the care and attention they need.
Diane transports cats to adoption days and veterinary appointments. She is very active in the search for financial support.
Cindy is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia but moved to Montreal in 1999. She has had pets all her life and credits her late grandmother for instilling a sense of empathy and love for animals. She currently shares her life with four cats; M.C., Ted, Lola, and Max, all of whom were rescued off the streets of Verdun. Cindy helps with adoption days, accompanies cats to the vets, distributes fliers and posters and takes part in rescue efforts.
Marc-André is a member of the administrative council. He handles the promotion of the Refuge.
Amélie joined the Refuge's team as a foster family. She also transports cats to adoption days.
Danielle participates in adoption days, and handles adoption follow-ups.
Blanche participates in adoption days.