Cats Needing Comfort

Any cat-lover will tell you that despite the popular image of cats as being aloof and independent, they also love, as we do, and grieve when they lose someone – cat or human – close...
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Four Little Ferals

The weather may affect the experience of our weekend visitors to the Sanctuary. On a rainy day like the past Sunday, only the most enthusiastic and social cats will come out, and the others go...
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Raisin

Pen 4 is the largest closed feral-cat area in the Sanctuary. There are many ferals in the main courtyard who find their hiding places around the perimeter, behind draped shelves or buildings, but the Pen...
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Big Dave

As many of the blog readers will know, my love affair with sweet tabby Elvis came to the best possible end last year when he was adopted to a loving family who adore him. There’s...
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BFFs Living Apart

For years, Pen 5 was the home of the bonded cats – pretty Salish and black Rudolph, siblings Adam and May, the menage a trois of Walker, Capilano and Chinook, and best girlfriends Careen and...
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Farewell to Hope

There are a number of cats who have lived with us since they were feral kittens, since the days when the focus of the Sanctuary was rescue alone, and adoptions rarely happened. Many of those...
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Kiefer

During a recent snuggle session with some Single-Wide buddies, we were rudely interrupted by a big, black cat who decided that he wanted in on cuddling as well.  Kiefer came to us about six years...
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Double-Wide Kramer

In the last few months, volunteers have been asking “who is that beautiful cat in the DoubleWide?” – and the cat in question usually turns out to be our handsome Kramer. Kramer is the second...
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Encountering Figaro

This handsome boy with the distinctive markings has been with us about seven years, and has established himself as a central figure in the front courtyard. He came from a Sunshine Coast shelter that had...
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Pen 7 Shy Ones

For as long as I’ve volunteered at the Sanctuary, Pen 7 has been the home for a bunch of very shy cats, known as the Barn Cats.  Initially they were a colony who had been...
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Adopted – adoptable…

For many years, visitors to the Cat Sanctuary have had the cats introduced as “unadoptable” – and for many of them, that’s just what they are:  scared ferals, cats with bad habits like aggression or...
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Boston

Last fall our cat-trapping team had their attention seriously divided between a hoarding situation in Surrey and another cat-colony that appeared in Richmond in an industrial area. The hoarding situation was solved with the involvement...
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