It’s hard to believe that a whole year has gone by and we are smack dab in the middle of kitten season yet again. Our 3rd annual Kitten Roundup has been set for Saturday May 28th, 2016 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will be fully staffed and at the ready to take in pregnant/nursing moms as well as kittens under 7 months old. If your barn cat, pet cat or stray neighbourhood cat has had a litter, we are here to help! For more information please call us at (604)857-5055.
On February 29th, 2016, people all over Canada will be baking a difference by selling cupcakes and donating all of the profits to various SPCAs and Humane Societies. www.NationalCupcakeDay.ca has all of the information you need to sign up as well as fundraising tips and tricks. Hold a bake sale at your school, office or home and help Langley’s animals in need! We will be having cupcake sales at LAPS on February 29th as well, so if you aren’t able to hold a bake sale of your own, come on down and satisfy your sweet tooth!
Every year when the weather starts to warm up outside, we find ourselves inundated with kittens! Whether that be older kittens, nursing or pregnant moms, or orphan bottle feeders, we see them all! We currently have some foster homes that are ready at a moments notice to help out, but we are always looking for more volunteers to add to the roster. If you have the time and are interested in raising some kittens in your home, please fill out an application http://www.lapsbc.ca/get-involved/foster/
We will be having our next foster parent seminar on January 14th, 2016.
Are you looking for a gift for that “hard to buy for” person? Do you want something out of the ordinary for your friends and family? Why not give a gift that helps out animals in need? This year we have a few options that are sure to please!
We have wishes for purchase that feature an adorable LAPS animal on one side and a “Thank You” note on the other, perfect for adding to holiday cards. All of the proceeds from these wishes go directly to improving the daily lives of all of our furry residents. Wish cards are available for a minimum $10 donation and you can choose any photo you like!
Our new 2016 “Furry Tail Endings” calendars have arrived and are available for $20 each.
As well if you make a donation of $50 or more you will receive a special LAPS keepsake ornament for your tree (while supplies last.)
Also if you want to buy something that our animals really need, check out our wishlist under “Get Involved!”
Come on down to the shelter today to check out our holiday gift ideas!
We’ve had an unexpectedly astonishing autumn this year at LAPS. It seems that just about everyday we are receiving more and more kittens! Tuesday, November 10th in particular was extremely hectic. After already taking in 4 very sick kittens, our day was just getting started! A kind man brought in 2, very large, makeshift cardboard carriers, full to the brim with kittens! 11 in total, we had our work cut out for us. The property owner had been trying to get a handle on the amount of cats/kittens that had been calling his farm “home,” but he couldn’t do it on his own. We were more than happy to help with the 11, black and white, teen aged, kittens and we were moved to hear of how he rescued one kitten in particular. The oldest female of the “precious stones” litter, “Diamond,” was found starving, all alone, and just a few days old. He scooped her up, kept her in his shirt and close to his heart, in an effort to try to warm her back up. After she was warm, he made up some kitten milk and fed her as much as she would eat. Thankfully, with around the clock feedings, lots of love and attention, that sweet little kitten made it out of the woods! Diamond wouldn’t have had a fighting chance if he didn’t find her when he did. A huge thank you is in order for that kind man, who went above and beyond to give a helpless baby cat a fighting chance.
Hard to believe it’s just about that time of year again! With the Holidays right around the corner, Santa Claus will be making his annual appearance at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter! We will be taking pictures with Santa from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 6th, 2015. This is a great opportunity for you to take a true family portrait with all of your furry family members as well! There is a $20 minimum donation per session and $10 extra for each additional pose. Spaces are limited so if you are interested in booking a time slot call (604)857-5055 today. Photos by the always wonderful Trav of Trav+Ash Photography.
We now have our own Livestream channel!
We are so excited to finally be able to show you what goes on behind he scenes at LAPS each and every day. If you’ve been watching our footage so far, you’ve already had a sneak peek at some of our incredible rescue animals and their stories. It’s only going to get bigger and better from here, so tune in for cat intakes, dog assessments and much more. Only our livestream viewers will get to watch Furry Tail Endings come true from start to finish, so don’t miss out!
UPDATE: Mama Taylor had 5 beautiful baby boys this morning! The contest is now closed and we will be notifying the winners and announcing names shortly. You can donate to Taylor and her kittens at any time at www.lapsbc.ca/donate.
Tune in for #kittenwatch! Our lovely, young mama-to-be, Taylor Swift, appears to be in pre-labour and we’re waiting anxiously for her babies. You can wait and watch with us at http://livestream.com/tinykittens/ts.
And while you’re waiting , you can keep reading to learn more about Taylor and enter to win a chance to name one of her babies!
This beautiful girl is around 8 months old and is just a kitten herself. She and her sister were found living under a bush on a property in Langley and when the finder realized that Taylor was pregnant she scooped her up and brought her to LAPS. Sadly, Taylor’s sister wasn’t caught but we’re hoping she’ll return to the property so we can help her, too.
Taylor is now safe and happy in the home of LAPS staffer, Kayla, where she will stay until her babies are old enough to be weaned and find forever homes. Hang out with her 24/7 at http://livestream.com/tinykittens/ts.
If you’d like a chance to name one of Taylor’s babies, go to www.lapsbc.ca/donate, click “Donate Online Now” and select “Taylor Swift Litter Naming Contest!” from the drop down menu. Here’s how it will work:
1. The person who makes the largest donation will win naming rights for the first born kitten!
2. The person with the second largest donation will get to name the second kitten.
3. Naming rights for the remaining three kittens will be selected randomly from among the contest participants.
The only rules are that names have to be Taylor Swift-themed and can’t be taken by an animal already in our care. The contest is open until the last kitten is born and winners will be notified via email.
Every contribution helps, no matter how big or small! All proceeds from this contest will help pay vet bills and other expenses and allow us to keep helping cats like Taylor Swift. We couldn’t do it without you!
We’re incredibly excited to announce our first ever “Kitten Palooza”, an adoption event created to find homes for some of the many kittens currently in our care. The event will be held at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter, 26220 56th Ave, Aldergrove, and at the LAPS Satellite Adoption Centre in the Abbotsford Petsmart, 1305 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, on June 27, 2015 from 11:00am – 3:00pm.
Kitten season is well under way and we have had record numbers of kittens dropped off at our door. We currently have almost 100 kittens in foster care with staff and volunteers and will have approximately 50 kittens available in the weeks leading up to Kitten Palooza. The first 30 people who adopt at the event will receive a kitten goodie bag and everyone who adopts on June 27 will be entered to win a grand prize (details to come). Many lovely adult cats will also be available for adoption and Angie Quaale of Well Seasoned: A Gourmet Food Store will be on site providing hot dogs and other treats by donation.
Prior to adoption, all cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, tattooed, and receive their first set of vaccinations, plus de-fleaing and de-worming treatments. The adoption fee also includes a free check-up with a veterinarian within three days of adoption, six weeks of free pet insurance and a bag of premium Royal Canin food.
Anyone interested in adopting can download an application to submit for pre-approval at www.lapsbc.ca/adopt.
We are expecting as many as 80,000 unwanted kittens to be born this year in Langley, BC. We need your help to humanely address this problem by mapping where feral, stray and unwanted cats live. We are developing new programs to spay, neuter and care for more of these cats, and to adopt as many as we can into loving homes. We will not trap and kill these cats. Please note this is only for cats living in Langley Township/City (including Aldergrove). For more info, visit People for Happier Cats