Letters: Cats need help

Local organization seeking space to house unwanted cats

We are writing this letter to ask Sooke residents to call us when they want to know about our society’s policies and regulations.Last week, we had a cat owner knocking in our door yelling and threatening us because somebody in Sooke said to her that we steal cats from people’s yards. After this person left another person came along with another no sense gossip. The rumor this time was that the owner of the barn had evicted us because we had couches in there, we were apparently living in the barn.

First, all the cats under our care have been surrendered to us by someone who knows the animal has been abandoned. Every cat under our care comes with a letter signed by the angel who saved it.

Second, it is real cruel to gossip about our eviction from the barn. After 18 months of hard work, just when we had completed our renovations to give the cats a temporary home.

We saved 120 felines this year and we are successfully finding homes for all of them. Yes, we have couches, those who visit, tame and adopt the cats need them. It is not possible to live in the freezing barn with no hydro or water.

We are doing what we can to survive and we pay for vet bills, food, gas, improvements, and other necessities with little donations or from our own pockets.

Please, stop kicking us; we are already on the ground. We have nowhere to take these poor animals and the winter is already here.

Please, come help us with the cats, help us find another place where to take them, help us find a lawyer.

Margarita

Dominguez,

Sooke Animal Food & Rescue Society

Just Posted

Island Health, service providers meeting to talk about used needles in Victoria

Recent public needle-prick incidents prompt call to reduce number of needles found

Announcement for Sooke Road improvement expected this week

Premier promising ‘preliminary’ work, with more on the way

Dozens rally outside Premier’s office for sick Sooke boy

Six-year-old Landen Lanthier needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Rumble in the Vale: Strawberry Vale homeowners hang banner protesting construction noise, rumbling

Banner reading ‘Do you hear what we hear?’ hangs over Colwood Crawl

Sooke’s Most Wanted

The following individuals are wanted by the Sooke RCMP as of Jan.… Continue reading

Community rallies behind Sooke boy with rare condition

Dozens called on government to cover cost of drug for six-year-old Landen Alexa

Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by Canadian immigrant

“This is a good example, I think, that will be helpful to change views about immigration. And maybe for Mr. Trump himself to consider immigrants as contributors to advancing science, advancing our societies.”

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

The rival Koreas took major steps toward reducing their bitter animosity

Canada, U.S. lead call for sanctions against North Korea

Foreign ministers from 20 countries are meeting in Vancouver to discuss security and stability on the Korean Peninsula

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announces engagement

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh engaged to clothing designer Gurkiran Kaur

Hijab-cutting case highlights ethical issues with putting kids in spotlight

A Toronto police investigation has concluded a girl’s hijab was not cut by a scissors-wielding man as she walked to school

Change in politics, society on sexual misconduct ‘not fast enough,’ says Trudeau

Trudeau says society still lagging behind the systemic changes he is trying to make when it comes to preventing and responding to sexual harassment

Bank of Canada to make interest rate decision today

Economists widely believe that based on the economic environment, it’s likely interest rates will rise today

Body discovered in burnt out car near Trail

Police report a body was found in the burnt out trunk of a 1999 Honda Civic

Most Read