For over a decade, the BC SPCA has been funding local efforts to spay and neuter community cats. This year, we conducted a review of the grant to update the program.
In reviewing the grant, we held interviews with past grantees, researched developments in Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), and analyzed the internal granting process. The update included simplifying the application steps, revising reporting documents, and increasing flexibility.
“Our Communities are changing and it’s important for us at the BC SPCA to learn about the needs of our most vulnerable animals and the people who care for them. Supporting the work of the organizations and Nations who provide such a valuable service is a priority for the provincial work of the Spay/Neuter program” said Lidia Kemeny, Senior Manager of Outreach with the BC SPCA.
This year, the grant had dozens of applicants from across the province. We are fortunate to partner with eight First Nations communities and eight local rescue organizations. The total funding provided will be just under $90,000 for a target of over 600 spay/neuter surgeries!
This year’s grants are going to:
- Animal Care Hospital of Quesnel
- Cats Meow Society
- Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network Society & Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations
- Crooked Leg Ranch Society & Lhoosk’uz Dene First Nation
- Katie’s Place Animal Shelter
- Kitty Cat PALS
- Lillooet Animal Advocates Society
- Nazko First Nations
- Pawz United Rescue Society
- Saik’uz First Nations & Vet to Pet
- Sammy’s Forgotten Felines
- Saulteau First Nations
- Seabird Island Band
- Tsay Keh Dene First Nation
- Wild Ocean Whale Society
- Yekooche First Nations & Vet to Pet