Cute cuddly cats need homes

Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society’s (LCAR’s) aims are to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home cats, dogs and other domestic animals. Particularly sick, injured, stray, seized (that are placed within the Society’s care), and the unwanted.

Lily

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Maureen Nicholson

Gazette contributor

Sometimes we forget about worthwhile causes and how they can make a difference in a community.

Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society’s (LCAR’s) aims are to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home cats, dogs and other domestic animals. Particularly sick, injured, stray, seized (that are placed within the Society’s care), and the unwanted.

Educating the public and prospective pet owners on spaying and neutering their companion animal to control the over population of pets is also very important.

LCARS offer pets for adoption either privately or at their adoption centre located in the Pet Smart store in Duncan.

Some animals are placed in suitable foster homes until an adoption is possible.

As you can imagine, the funds spent at veterinarians can be quite high, so LCARS volunteers are doing their best in fund-raising, seeking donations and of course finding volunteers who can afford a few hours a month.

In just the last two months alone, the society has taken in and adopted out 15 cats.

Of course, this time of year gets a lot busier with litters of kittens increasing, so LCARS volunteers will also be busier.

Other upcoming events are Heritage Days on May 21 where we will be on hand with our information table. Look for us in the Lake Days Parade in June, as well. In August we will host our annual giant garage sale.

We are always looking for volunteers, so if you love pets and can afford a few hours a month, contact us at 250-749-4040.