Who is the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue (OSCatR) non-profit charitable organization? This non-profit charitable organization (NO. 83641 4573 RR0001) dedicated to getting adoptable cats off the streets and into homes in and around the National Capital Region, as well as managing feral cat colonies in this area. We are an entirely volunteer-run rescue. We have a group of dedicated volunteers that assist with the management of the cats in our care. Our rescue began in fall of 2011 with less than a handful of volunteers looking to make a difference. Now, nearly 10 years later, we have a large community of volunteers who open their hearts, homes and lives to help these cats in need.
Every effort is made to adopt cats into indoor homes through our Adoption Program, however we do encounter feral cats that we are unable to socialize. In this case, these cats go through our Trap-Neuter-Return Program (TNR). Unfortunately, in some cases, these community cats need to be relocated from their outdoor homes due to dangerous conditions. These cats are then relocated through our Feral Cat Relocation Program into safe barns where they have shelter, warmth and food. The colonies we assist with are also given shelters and are supplied with food as well.
Regardless of which program they enter, all of our cats are seen by a veterinarian, sterilized, microchipped and vaccinated. We treat all the cats in our care equally, which means even our feral cats receive all the necessary medical treatment they need, including dental work, to make sure they are well enough to return to their colony.
In 2018, we helped over 650 cats find their forever homes. We also sterilized over 100 cats in our TNR program and helped over 50 cats find a warm barn to call home.
This partnership with LitterLocker Canada will help us to reach more people as we combine our social networks. It’s a way to give back to our adopters; those who open their homes to cats that are very social and friendly, to cats needing time to gain confidence and trust with their new families.
As many of us know, litter box habits can cause issues in any household. In some cases, not cleaning the litter box frequently enough, or not having the right kind of box, can cause inappropriate urination. We hope that this partnership with LitterLocker will help people increase their knowledge on the many useful products that are out there and continue to learn about ways to keep their cat happy and healthy.