About Us

Cinder was only a few weeks old when she was rescued from a ditch in the countryside where her entire litter was discarded by some cruel people. Cinder was adopted by her foster parent and is now 11 years old.

Nearly 2,000 homeless and abandoned cats and kittens in Surrey are rescued every year, and that number is not decreasing.

 

In early 2014, animal welfare organizations came together at a stakeholder forum to address the growing number of homeless cats in Surrey, which was just too many for any of the individual organizations to handle alone. 

 

In response, the Surrey Community Cat Coalition was formed in October 2014 to coordinate rescue and education efforts and develop a cohesive action plan to address the number of unwanted cats in Surrey and the underlying causes.

In November 2015 Surrey Community Cat Foundation became a registered society under the BC Societies Act. Registration number S0064869 

In February 2017, we changed the name to Surrey Community Cat Foundation and became a registered charity under the Income Tax Act. Our registration number is 79528 1328 RR0001. 

View our Working Group member organizations.

 

Vision

A community in which people value the lives of cats and ensure they are healthy and safe, cared for, and have access to food, water, shelter, and medical treatment.

 

Mission

To promote the welfare of cats through rescue, spay/neuter, and public education.

Values

Every cat’s life is worthy. All cats and kittens have a right to live and be cared for and treated with respect and compassion. 

 

All animals should enjoy five essential freedoms:

 

  1. freedom from hunger and thirst;

  2. freedom from pain, injury, and disease;

  3. freedom from distress;

  4. freedom from discomfort; and

  5. freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being.

Long-term quality care in conjunction with trapping, neutering, and returning adult cats to their home site (TNR) where appropriate is the best available method to control the community cat population.

 

Education is key in creating and maintaining healthy communities.

 

A problem in the community requires the entire community to come together and be part of the solution. 

 

Protecting animals from suffering is everyone’s responsibility. 

 

 

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