Garth & Sierra

It’s more than 10 years ago that the Merritt cats came to us from a cat population explosion to which many BC rescues responded.  We took in about a dozen cats initially, but the stresses...
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Aristocracy Among Us

We have a great many cats at the Sanctuary who are senior because they have lived much of their lives with us, but most of the cats in the Moore House – also known as...
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Torbie Twins (not!)

Ariel and Aspen are two pretty torbie girls who came in around the same time, and could easily be mistaken for sisters, but who in fact have no blood relationship.  Aspen is from a shelter in...
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Wylee

This shy grey boy came to us in 2018 as a hissy, swatty teenager from Port Hardy. At the time, he had been diagnosed with Feline Leukemia (FeLV). However, testing is still an imperfect science,...
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Odin

Odin came to us a couple of years ago at the same time as some of the many cats transferred early in our relationship with the Kamloops rescue and I’ve always thought of him as...
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Steady Sweetness

Huey was one of the cats I met in my early days at the Sanctuary. He had come in with his “sister” Hannah from a situation in which their owner had moved and was no...
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Oodles of Orange

Pen 6 has become an important area of transition at the Cat Sanctuary. It’s a fairly small pen, but right at the beginning of the back pen complex – so there is lots of activity...
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Hello, Cuddles

Cuddles? Is that your real name? Seasoned cat handlers always know to proceed with caution.  Animals-love-me type individuals insist on reaching for petting immediately.Your sign says “surrendered for aggression”.  Quite a conundrum.   On first...
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Adopted!

For many years, the Cat Sanctuary has been a home for cats that could find no other home. Sometimes this was because they were feral, or very easily spooked; sometimes because they had been surrendered...
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Big, Black & Beautiful

Not long ago we opened Pen 6 to allow all the “god” cats – (Aphrodite, Atlas, Juno, Athena, Mercury) – to explore a bigger world. Many of them have relocated to Pen 1, but I now find...
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A Needy Friend

Zivko came to us one of a group of cats “graduated” to us from the City Shelter about six years ago. Sometimes cats don’t do well at the Shelter for one reason or another, and...
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Hidden Sweetness

Four years ago, we brought in a colony of ferals to into Pen 6, and named them collectively “The Candy Cats”. Some of our feral pens remain closed – pens 3 and 4 are examples...
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