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SPCA Montreal: Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

We received a donation of $1,900 ($2,483 Canadian dollars) that we are using to buy collars for all the cats who are adopted. We did 3,857 cat adoption in 2016 and 480 cat adoptions in January and February 2017. We bought 1,000 collars to start this project and we plan to buy 1,000 more in April. The collars are $1.50 CAD each.

Since we received the grant, all cats leave the shelter with a collar and a microchip tag attached to it. It helps for a better identification in case they get lost. Most of the cats in Montreal do not have any type of identification and we are not able to find the owner of the stray cats that we receive. The owners are not able to find their cats as they are not identified. Now, adopters can become more aware of the importance of identifying their pets.

How many pets did this grant help?

2,000

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Pictured with their new collars and tags are (from top): Zeus, Zoro and Grisou. From Zeus’s Petfinder profile: “Hi, my name is Zeus. I am an 8-years-old male! I weigh 6.10 kg. My fur is short, which would need low levels of grooming. I have never met other cats, dogs or children, but if you come to the Montreal SPCA, you will be able to discuss with an adoption counselor whether we could get along! I am a quiet, loving and kind cat.” Meet Zeus: www.petfinder.com/petdetail/37498106