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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
NOTL Cats getting ready for ‘kitten season’
Dinie is a rare female orange and white tabby who is just shy of two years old. Supplied
Nelson is a Bombay mix who recently came into the care of NOTL Cats. Supplied Supplied

Although the colder temperatures and flurries of the past week or so might make it seem otherwise, spring has sprung.

And the changing of the seasons means the start of what’s commonly referred to as “kitten season” – NOTL Cats, like other rescues in Niagara, is bracing for an influx of new feline arrivals.

“We actually have a few kittens now who were rescued from a less-than-desirable location in Niagara-on-the-Lake,” volunteer Tanya Rice said.

But while kittens grab most of the attention, Rice worries about some of the older cats in their care.

“It’s the moms that get left behind,” Rice said. “Everybody adopts the cute and cuddly kittens.”

The rescue hosted a meet-and-greet this past snowy Saturday at the Pet Valu in Virgil, where a pair of its charges — Honey, a six-month-old female shorthair and Harvey, an eight-month-old grey-and-white shorthair — were be on hand to meet with potential adopters.

The pair are among eight cats being fostered by the rescue.

“Any cat or kitten made ready for adoption has been fully vetted,” Rice said. “That means they have been vaccinated, spayed or neutered, microchipped and dewormed.”

NOTL Cats will also be hosting a planter sale this Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 456 Line 2 Rd. 

Several different planter styles will be available with prices ranging from $25 to $50. Payments by cash or debit will be accepted.

All money raised will be used for the care of the cats being looked after by the rescue.

Rice, meanwhile, stressed that the work being done by NOTL Cats wouldn’t be possible without support from local businesses like Pet Valu and the Husky Truck Stop, which hosts regular raffles in support of the rescue.

For the sale, NOTL Cats also received support from Kauzlaric Family Farm, Handmade Presence and Bellyacres Farm. 

More information and photos of cats available for adoption can be found at notlcats.weebly.com.

hutton@niagaranow.com

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