Today’s #TuesdayTips we wanted to get the word out about the amazing local shelters and rescues in our community. Soon it will be “kitten season”, a time when many of these rescues are overwhelmed with an abundance of kittens for various reasons and will be in need of your support. There are many rescues out there, and each has their own policies and protocols so be sure to research each rescue yourself to ensure it aligns with your own beliefs.
Oxford County Animal Rescue
Located in Woodstock, they are a foster-based pet rescue with the exception of the kitties housed at the Woodstock PetsMart adoption centre. Founded in 2013, the volunteer organization’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home neglected, abused, and abandoned domestic animals in Oxford County and Surrounding areas. They can be contacted through their Facebook page or their website www.oxfordcountyanimalrescue.com/.
Wellington Animal Rescue
Located within Wellington Animal Hospital in Woodstock, they work with the local pounds to provide emergency medical services for the dogs and cats brought into care. For cases that need extra help they have the Wellington Animal Rescue Fund to provide financial assistance for extra medical and behavioural services. They can be contacted through their Facebook page or you can call the Wellington Animal Hospital for details or check out their website www.wellingtonanimalhospital.ca/.
Simba’s Cat and Kitten Rescue
Located in Woodstock, this volunteer-run foster based rescue focuses on helping the cats and kittens of Oxford County. They can be contacted through their Facebook page and their current animals available on their website simbasadoptables.home.blog.
Founded in 2007, Tiny Paws Dog Rescue is a Registered Canadian Charity dedicated to rescuing and finding new homes for pure and mixed breed dogs (weighing 22 lbs /10 kg and under) in need. You can contact them through Facebook and their website http://www.tpdr.ca/.
If you are thinking of adopting a new member of your family, an amazing resource to look into is the Ontario SPCA Meet Your Match quizzes at https://ontariospca.ca/adopt/meet-your-match/ . Fill out the short quiz about what you’re looking for in a pet and they will match you to a specific “colour” of animal that will match your family. Some rescues include this common colour guide and others don’t. See below for the common colours and the personalities associated.
If you are considering bringing a new pet into your home feel free to contact us about their medical needs. If you are fostering to adopt we are available for behavioural consultations to help your family during the adjustment period.