If you have considered adopting an adult but are ambivalent or would like more information, please feel free to contact me.
In some cases, becoming a foster parent is an alternative to adopting...a chance to test the waters before you jump in!
As a nation, we claim to love cats and dogs. Millions of households have pets, and billions of dollars are spent yearly on pet supplies and food. But as a nation, we should take a hard, sobering look at a different annual statistic: the millions of dogs and cats given up to shelters or left to die on the streets. And the numbers tell only half the story.
Every cat or dog who dies as a result of pet overpopulation, whether humanely in a shelter or by injury, disease, or neglect, is an animal who, more often than not, would have made a wonderful companion, if given the chance. Tremendous as the problem of pet overpopulation is, it can be solved if each of us takes just one small step, starting with not allowing our animals to breed.
WHO WE ARE I am a 1980 graduate of the Animal Health Technician program at St. Clair College in Windsor Ont. (aka "Veterinary Technician " ).Depressed & discouraged by witnessing the countless numbers of animals euthanized secondary to over population, I was unable to continue working in the field & returned to school for Nursing. Since that time, I have been employed at a Toronto ER Department for many years but have continued to work with animals on a voluntary basis. I have fostered for a variety of rescues & ultimately found myself caring for a large number of cats abandoned by another rescue. Since the only alternative was to return these cats to Hamilton Animal Services, I registered Love For Life in hopes of placing them in loving homes.
Love for Life is an organization run solely by volunteers that does NOT receive any funding or grants.
We provide temporary or permanent care to ALL SPECIES ... Our compassion & service extends to BIRDS< REPTILES & RODENTS in addition to cats & dogs!
In addition to offering a selection of our own animal companions for adoption, Love for Life provides foster care & feral cat socialization to n other reputable, not for profit rescues.
Love for Life is also a "Forever Home" for feral cats who would otherwise be euthanized because they are not suited as "pets". We support TNR, ( Trap, Neuter, Return ) programs & offer post op convalscent care for other organizations they TNR as a last resort to manage feral cat colonies.
We offer proactive support & assistance to those willing to undertake behaviour modification as an alternative to euthanasia or surrender for animals with "issues". In some cases, we may provide temporary, long term housing & care, for these cases.
We may also, space permitting, offer PRO BONO, temporary & long term care to seniors or single, low income adults who lack other options during times of hospitalization or serious illness.
Countless thousands of unwanted kittens, cats, dogs & puppies are KILLED on a daily basis for lack of a home...I know we can't save them all...but together we can save at least one! A kind loving home with YOU is the key ingredient!
Please open your hearts & your homes to a neglected, unloved & homeless cat or kitten that would otherwise be "put to sleep"!
ADOPTING A FRIEND
Our cats & kittens are well socialized in a loving family environment...each & every one is loved & cherished! We want the very best for our foster kitties...an adoption screening form / application is the tool to determine the most suitable homes for our "family".
In order to cover the substantial costs of ongoing rescue ,an adoption fee is requested...it would be impossible to manage veterinary costs & general upkeep otherwise.
The adoption fee includes a full physical examination by a veterinarian, treatment & medications for any acute illnesses, vaccinations, parasite eradication, ( worms, fleas, earmites ), spay or neuter surgery, microchipping & ongoing support & assistance. 30 days of medical insurance is also included with every adoption.
Everything possible is done to ensure these kitties are healthy & well at the time of adoption. However, in their short lives,many of these kitties have endured some horrific conditions, ( starvation, exposure to the elements, infectious illnesses, stress form overcrowding & unfamiliar surroundings ) ... it is impossible to guarantee 100 % absence of illness! Respective of this, I highly recommend activation of the 30 day Shelter Care pet insurance provided compliments of Petfinder.com. NOTE: In the interest of your pet's safety : AN APPROPRIATE CAT CARRIER MUST BE PROVIDED BEFORE YOUR KITTY CAN BE RELEASED. ADOPTION FEES may be reduced or waived for seniors or those on social assistance if Pet Health Insurance is purchased by the adoptive party.