VDACS began with low cost spay/neuter, but a need for emergency veterinary care financial assistance soon became apparent. We also try to help with feral colonies and occasionally rehoming family cats & kittens when space allows.
While some organizations concentrate on just one aspect of animal welfare in a large geographical area, VDACS tries to help in many ways but limits our area to the North Okanagan and Falkland only.
VDACS raises money to provide financial assistance to low income individuals or families to have their pets “fixed”. From 2001 to June 2013, VDACS has spayed/neutered almost 12,000 cats.
- Armstrong Veterinary Clinic
- Central Animal Hospital
- Creekside Animal Clinic
- Crescent Falls Veterinary Hospital
- White Valley Veterinary Services
Feral Cats Trap/Neuter/Release
Feral cats are the offspring of domestic pets who have been abandoned by their owners. They live and survive in colonies of anywhere from a few, to a few dozen, to over one hundred cats. They are WILD animals and cannot be domesticated. Unless their kittens are trapped and socialized at a very young age, they too become wild animals. Our spay/neuter assistance program for low income owners is designed to prevent abandonment.
We also operate a “Trap, Neuter, Release” (TNR) program for feral cats. We have an inventory of humane traps which are constantly on loan to businesses or individuals. The trapped cat is taken to a local vet clinic, “fixed” and tattooed, and then returned to its territory. It is important that they go back to their “colony” as they could not survive in strange surroundings.
The fixed cats do a good job of keeping rodent and other pest populations in check. TNR is the only practical and humane solution to the ever increasing feral cat problem and is actually less expensive than mass extermination.
VDACS, when space permits, will rehome stray/abandoned cats; have them spayed/neutered, vet checked, dewormed, and vaccinated. They will then be put up for adoption.
Adopting from VDACS makes sense financially, and you will be giving a survivor a second chance at a happy life.
Please note the locations of VDACS Adoption Sites