What We Do
To sterilize and provide veterinary care to stray and unwanted animals in need. We work to transfer our healthy, social, adoptable animals into the adoption programs of other reputable organizations and we provide permanent sanctuary to animals that thrive here, and that may not be appropriate candidates for adoption due to reasons of health or behaviour.
We are a 100% volunteer based organization founded in January 2014 out of acknowledgment of the overwhelming number of homeless and unwanted animals in the province. Our small rescue strives to help animals in need, especially those with limited options. Whether an animal ends up at a local pound or is found as a stray trying to survive on it’s own, we want to do what we can to assist. In October 2016, an 8 acre rural property and home south of Sperling, MB was purchased by Kathy and rescue operations were relocated there. All animals in our care are seen by a veterinarian and are spayed/neutered, tattooed, vaccinated, and dewormed (at minimum). We take pride in providing a very high quality of care to all animals that enter our rescue program. We operate on a small scale and can only take in new animals when we have space available and when we are in a position financially to provide the supplies and care necessary. Kat’s Kritters is unique in that we offer a cage free environment where animals in our care can live enriching lives, learn from other animals, and progress at their own pace. Please consider donating and/or volunteering to help us on this journey to save lives.
We are a unique rescue in that we make a commitment to each animal that comes into our care. We take our time getting to know each individual animal and do not rush them through our system. While we may not take in large numbers of animals each year, every animal in our care receives the absolute best quality of life. After they have been fully cleared by our veterinarians, all animals are given an opportunity to de-stress in our Director’s home in a rural, cage free environment. Dogs co-habitate and socialize with other dogs, and cats join one of three free range rooms where they can interact with other cats. We strive to transfer all healthy, social, adoptable animals into the adoption programs of other reputable organizations and we focus on providing permanent sanctuary, or long-term care, to those animals that thrive in our care and may not be appropriate candidates for adoption for reasons of health or behaviour.
Update: In 2020, the rescue began transitioning away from an adopting rescue and towards a Sanctuary for animals that are deemed “unadoptable” for reasons of behaviour or health. These animals will live out their lives at the rescue, or in a permanent foster situation, receiving top notch care. We will work to seek adoptive homes for the Kritters, for whom finding a forever home would be in their best interests, by way of networking with other trusted rescues and shelters and transferring adoptable Kritters into the adoption programs of these other organizations after we have had them fully vetted. We have elected to phase out our own adoption program to focus on our shift towards offering an enriching, high quality life on a permanent basis for those most in need. The majority of the friendly, healthy, social animals that enter our care will be transferred to other reputable organizations for adoption once they have been fully vetted. Along with focusing on our Sanctuary program, we will also continue to expand our Community Services, to help animals and their owners in various ways through outreach programs.
Providing for many high needs animals, sometimes on a permanent basis, means we are always in need of monetary and supply donations to keep us in operation! Contact us for details on how you can help and be part of making a difference in the lives of animals in need!
All Animals Matter
Kat’s Kritters Rescue believes that all animals, not just companion animals, deserve our respect and love. All events will serve food that is vegetarian and/or vegan and we will not exploit animals in any way to raise funds. Our hope is to extend our compassionate views towards animals to our followers and to foster respectful public dialogue. We recognize the value of all animals and desire to do our part to reduce animal suffering.
We make a commitment to each animal that comes into our care and strive to make the best decision for each individual animal that crosses our path, whether that be to transfer to another organization for adoption, or to provide permanent Sanctuary for those that are not candidates for adoption. We are always in need of volunteers as well as donations of supplies and money to keep us in operation! Contact us for details on how you can help and be part of making a difference in the lives of animals in need!