Sunday, February 27, 2011

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP)
Blog post by Tina Winterlik
Feb 27/2011

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After two years of helping animals and their owners in our community, the volunteers of the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP) have become a registered Charity. We can issue tax receipts for qualified donations.

The volunteers of KAAP have helped almost 900 cats and dogs since the fall of 2007. Nearly 550 of these pets were homeless; KAAP offered temporary foster home care to them while they were waiting to find their new families.

These animals were also given medical care as required; many needed to be spayed or neutered, and needed other attention such as vaccinations or de-worming.

KAAP advertised these pets on the well-known web site, as well as local media, and has had great success. Read More Here

KAAP-Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society


Help us save lives.

We want to continue to be able to help those pets that are being turned away from animal shelters. These pets are typically old, sick, unattractive, or are victims of bad timing when shelters are full.

We want to continue to be able to help those pets owned by low income and otherwise disadvantaged pet owners, who can't afford the rising veterinary fees to spay/neuter their pets, or to deal with emegency or chronic medical costs.

We want to continue to address pet overpopulation by providing TNR (trap, neuter, return of feral cats) or spay/neuter and re-homing services.

We want to continue to be able to offer our pets high quality foster homes, supplies, transportation, and adoptive services. Quality of care and quality of life are important for our pets in transition.

Community Benefit
Pet lovers are everywhere, and our community is one that values good pet care and happy pets. High value is placed on knowing that there is a service in the community that is accessible 7 days a week, proactive, professional, and has the funding to deal with situations that other animal welfare services turn down. It is important to our community to know that an old cat or dog will receive the best medical and emotional care while it is in transition, and has a very good chanceof finding a new home for the rest of their lives. Every day we are thanked by community members for the work we do, and we thank them for supporting us in many ways.

How will the $25K be used?

Budget Notes:
KAAP volunteers donate foster home care, transportation, advertising, adoptive services.
KAAP is 100% volunteer; all grants and donations are used for pet care.

$ 15,000 spay/neuter 150 cats and dogs
$ 5,000 vet care, dental, surgeries, emergency, tests, vaccinations
$ 5,000 prescribed medicines and food for injury and chronic illness for pets

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