Care For Cats
The Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes (HSKL) along with their partners, supporters, and donors care deeply for cats in our communities. We have created a Care for Cats Program to support owned, feral(community cats), stray and abandoned cats in order to support their wellbeing. Caring for all types of cats creates a healthier community for pets and people.
To make the largest impact for the animals and to decrease cats coming to the shelter that need to be rehomed, we have created these programs to support all cats.
Goal of this service is to keep families together, especially during this deepening financial crisis. We provide free canned or dry cat food. Quantities and brands of food may be varied or/and limited, call before coming to the shelter.
We know how much pets mean to their owners, but sometimes circumstances change, and rehoming a pet may be the kindest and most responsible option.
Call the shelter for more details if you are thinking about rehoming your cat. You will be treated with no judgement, and with kindness and respect. Unfortunately, several times throughout the year due to kitten season and high demands you maybe put on a waiting list because of the lack of space or fosters.
Education and Resource library
Supporting cat owners or potential cat owners by giving them knowledge to understand the human/animal bond and what we can do to strengthen that bond
Precautions for cats and children
How to introduce your new cat to your resident cat
How to introduce your new dog to your cat
COMMUNITY CATS (Feral)
HSKL has a limited amount of Winter Cat Shelters for purchase, call the shelter to check on stock.
Community Cat Winter Shelter Resources:
How to Build a Feral Cat Shelter 101
Feral Cat Winter Shelter Instruction Print Out
Tips for Placing Feral Cat Winter Shelter
Community Cat Food Bank
HSKL has a limited supply of dry cat food for registered colony caretakers who are registered with the Kawartha Community Cats TNRM Program. Call the shelter to check for availability.
Free Community Cat Spay/Neutering Services - TNRM
Community Cats (feral) can be spayed/neutered through the new pilot Kawartha Community Cats Program at no cost to the Colony Care Taker or TNRM group as part of the collaborative project between HSKL and City of Kawartha Lakes. This service has limited funding.
Cat Traps Library
HSKL has a collection of traps available for loan with a refundable deposit upon return.
STRAY DOMESTIC CATS
Support the City of Kawartha Lakes Animal Services by housing stray lost cats in order to find their owners or if their owners do not come forward, put them up for adoption. Inform the City of Kawartha Lakes that you have a stray cat 705-324-9411 ext 1212, after hours 705-928-3054.
For stray domestic cat information, please call the City of Kawartha Lakes 705-324-9411 ext 1212, after hours 705-928-3054. Check out their Facebook page for pictures of found pets.