Sooke kittens in desperate need

Rehabilitation Centre desperately needs immediate assistance to help 24 kittens

Rick Stiebel

Sooke News Mirror

More than two dozen kittens are in dire straits in Sooke.

The Victoria Pet Food Bank and Feral Cat Rehabilitation Centre desperately need immediate assistance to help 24 kittens in need, said Margarita Dominguez.

“This is one of the most urgent situations we’ve ever faced,” said Dominguez, who started the non-profit organization seven years ago. “As the population of Sooke grows, there are more and more kittens to care for. Food and vet care are the most pressing needs.”

All of the kittens, which are between six and eight weeks of age, need veterinarian care, vaccines, microchips, spaying or neutering, de-worming and treatment for fleas. Half of them also need antibiotics.

“In general, we are able to cover the vet costs ourselves,” Dominguez said. With so many fundraising initiatives underway, including forest fire relief, immediate assistance for kittens is needed now.

Anyone who wants to make a donation or get information on adopting a kitten should contact Dominguez at www.safars.org. You can also contact Dominguez at 778-352-2999, or drop a donation off at Wiskers & Wags Pet Store at 6703 West Coast Rd.



editor@sookenewsmirror.com

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