Ottawa’s Pop Up Cat Cafe

Looking for something to do in Ottawa this weekend? How about a Cat Cafe! This Sunday the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue will be holding their first ever Pop-Up Cat Cafe!

There will be plenty of goodies and cats to play with!

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Check out the Facebook pages for more info!

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AAW – Ottawa Dog Rescue

This week’s Animal Awareness Wednesday feature is on the Ottawa Dog Rescue.

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Ottawa Dog Rescue was founded in August 2013 by a group of dedicated dog-lovers and experienced rescuers. They are an all-breed, foster-based rescue in the nation’s capital who have dedicated themselves to helping abandoned, abused and surrendered dogs find well suited forever homes within the Greater Ottawa area.  All of their rescue dogs are provided with temporary foster home care until they find them well-matched and carefully screened forever homes.

Along with rescue, they aim to educate by bringing awareness to responsible pet ownership and the importance of spay/neutering. Rescue is about saving lives, and they will do what it takes to do rescue right, because too many lives are lost due to a lack of public awareness and resources. They want to be part of the solution and will strive to make a difference one dog at a time.

The rescue is organized as an Ontario and Federal non-profit charitable corporation #1899733. Their Charitable number is 83472 7232 RR0001.

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AAW – Ottawa Pet Rat Rescue

 This weeks Animal Awareness Wednesday (AAW) feature is on the Ottawa Pet Rat Rescue (OPRats)!

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Ottawa Pet Rat Rescue (OPRats) is a registered, non-profit organization working to raise awareness and share information about pet rats. They are involved in local rescue, fostering, and adopting. They advocate adoption over purchasing rats from pet stores or breeders, as the supply of rats far exceeds the demand, and the conditions at commercial breeders who supply pet stores with their rats are inhumane. (See rat advocacy to learn the truth about pocket pet breeders and why they do not support or condone these businesses.) Their mission is to encourage, educate and support rat-parents and potential rat-parents so that more rats can have happier, healthier lives.

Until November 1st there is an online art auction happening to help raise extra funds.

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Cricket & Company Halloween Party

Looking for something to do tomorrow in Ottawa? Love animals in Halloween costumes? Then you should be at Cricket & Company‘s Halloween party in support of the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue!

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Don’t miss the Monster March through the Market from 12:30- 1pm! Animals! In costume! On parade!

Cricket & Company
21 Murray Street
613) 562-1919
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Featured Feline Friday (OSCatR)- Charlie

This week’s Featured Feline Friday from the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue is the lovely Charlie.

This sweet momma is in need of some help.

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Charlie came into care while she was pregnant. She is very friendly and affectionate. She’s very tiny and was born without a tail. Charlie is playful, curious, and she loves to chase little foil balls that she carries around in her mouth while chirping away. She really enjoys being brushed and will pat your hand until you scratch her ears.

While in care she gave birth to four wonderful kittens who have all been adopted. Now she’s looking for her forever home.

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Some Quick Info About Charlie

Date of Intake: June 2014

Estimated D.O.B.: June 2013

Gender: Female

Breed: DSH with a bob tail

For more information or to adopt Charlie check out the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue website!

AAW – Friendly Giants Dog Rescue

This week’s AAW is Friendly Giants Dog Rescue .

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Friendly Giants Dog Recue is a non-profit group based in Ottawa with foster homes throughout Ontario, that was created by a network of people that became aware of the growing need to provide a safe haven and to find loving adoptive forever homes for dogs in pounds and shelters that would otherwise be euthanized.

Their rescue (FGDR) tends to work with large and giant breed dogs but they also take in highly adoptable dogs from high kill shelters in Canada. Most are seized from horrendous situations, while others come in as strays who are often abused and neglected. They do not take in owner surrenders as there are too many dogs in dire need, awaiting euthanization in these shelters across North America.

All of their rescues are fully vetted, spayed or neutered and are placed in foster homes as they do not operate a shelter environment. Therefore, the dogs receive a lot of one-on-one attention and love to help them get over whatever bad experiences they may have had, to help them gain confidence, and to understand that not all humans are cruel. All the rescues are also assessed on temperament i.e. good with kids, cats dogs etc. in order to find the perfect forever home for them.

  “All a rescue dog looks for is a warm place to sleep, food in their bellies, and a kind loving family to shower them with attention. There is nothing more rewarding than looking a rescue dog in the eyes and seeing how much they appreciate a kind face, warm heart and the unconditional love they give back, no matter what circumstances they have come from.

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Featured Feline Friday (OSCatR)- Alun

I’ve decided to start another weekly feature; Featured Feline Friday! For now it will be cats from the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue but in the future I may start a second Featured Feline Friday post showcasing cats from other rescues.

Our debut cat is a mature gentleman named Alun!

Alun is a super sweet, laid back kind of guy. He is calm and easy going, and being a little bit mature he is not all that interested in toys. This guy loves his canned food, and has really enjoyed going to bed with a full belly every night. Alun has melted the hearts of everyone hes met, will he melt yours too?

Oh we almost forgot to mention, Alun is polydactyl! You just have to love those big pawed kitties!!

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Some Quick Info About Alun

Date of Intake: July 2014

Estimated D.O.B.: July 2009

Gender: Male

Breed: DMH

For more information or to adopt Alun check out the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue website!

AAW – Cat Rescue Network

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done an Animal Awareness Wednesday (AAW) post.  I’m back at it and this week’s AAW is the Cat Rescue Network.

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“There are hundreds of homeless kittens and cats in our region. Human apathy and neglect have forced them to forage for survival. They congregate in parks, wooded areas, and alleyways; anywhere they can find food and shelter. Left to fend for themselves, their lives are a constant struggle against the cold, disease, accidents and predators.  A common misunderstanding when someone sees a cat on the street is that they are wild and undomesticated.  In fact, many of these cats are lost or abandoned – friendly domesticated animals who desperately need someone to stop and help them.”

Based on Ottawa, Ontario,  the Cat Rescue Network (CRN) is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization established in 1999 that is committed to rescuing abandoned and feral cats overlooked by the city’s animal welfare services.  As they do not have a facility, all of the cats they rescue live with volunteers in their homes (foster families) until they are adopted.  Due to their lack of “overhead”,  they are able to put all donations towards the medical bills of their rescues.

Remember the little cuties from my DRC is Foster Kitten Approved post that are pictured below? Well they’re being fostered through the Cat Rescue Network and are looking for forever homes!

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They really love their Jingle Jangle crocheted cat toy their foster mom bought from me so…  if you decide to adopt one (or more!) of these cuties and reference this blog post I’ll donate a Jingle Jangle for each of them to take to their new furever homes. Their names are Redbeard (orange), Scallywag (white/beige),  Davey and Jones (tabby twins).

To see who else is available for adoption check out their Cat-a-logue of adoptable cats

You can check them out online at their website and Facebook page.

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Thanks for Giving Adoption Event

Looking for something to do in Ottawa this sunday?

Then you should consider heading to a Pet Valu store for the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue‘s Thanks for the Giving adoption event. They are happening from 11am – 3pm at the Pet Valu’s on Greenbank, Merivale,  Alta Vista, and Beechwood (where I’ll be helping out).

Besides all the cute cats for adoption there is also merc from the OSCatR for sale to help raise some much needed funds to help the cats in care.  Just check out the pic below of Alun… he’s looking for a home and helping sell merc!

A Busy Saturday of Helping Animals

Tomorrow DRC has a full day of helping out animals in need.  I’ll be starting off the day at the PunkOttawa Fleamarket where I’ll be a vendor, and then off to a local show I organized called Titties 4 Kitties 3!

Both events benefit The Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue where I volunteer. While the fleamarket also benefits the Wild Bird Care Center, and Titties 4 Kitties 3 also benefits SafePet Ottawa.

For more details on both of these events check out the above links to the Facebook Event Pages.

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Along with the places mentioned in the event, tickets for Titties 4 Kitties 3 will be available at the DRC table at the PunkOttawa Fleamarket tomorrow.