Corner Brook Scaredy Cat Rescue

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead 1901 - 1978

We have assisted well over 900 cats from different locations on the West Coast and Northern Peninsula.. SCAREDY CAT RESCUE began only in 2011, when we became aware of the many homeless cats living hard lives on our streets without help from people. Our primary focus is the Trap/Neuter/ Return of cats to the area they live in with caretakers in place.
Volunteers are needed to rescue Community cats and kittens in the Corner Brook area. Please contact SCR via email at scaredycatrescue@yahoo.ca. We need help with every aspect of the cat care, from transportation to the vet appointments, trapping, foster and adoptive homes. Fundraising must be done to pay veterinary bills and we need help building temporary winter shelters for the outdoor cats.
Many residents are not aware of the extent of the problem, as feral cats tend to hide away and do not let you see them. The definition of a feral cat is one who was born outside and did not get socialized by humans in their first 8 weeks of life, when they form their first impressions of the world. If kittens have not been handled by human beings, they see us as big scary monsters! But they can be socialized and turn into very loving pets.
TNR stands for Trap, Neuter, Return and it is a world-wide proven effective humane method of managing cat colonies. Traditional methods of trapping and killing the cats only serves to allow the cycle to repeat itself. All it takes is 1 cat to re-populate the colony and without competition for resources and space, the new colony will flourish and grow rapidly.

Killing stray and feral cats is done at a huge cost to municipal taxpayers, so if Animal Control diverted these funds to a TNR program, it would be a better long-term solution. To overcome objections to TNR, please research it on the Internet and read about the vacuum effect - how Killing only serves to allow space for new cats who show up to create new litters of kittens and the problem repeats itself.

Please be part of the change for a positive solution for the stray and feral cats in our area

A successful TNR program involves the following steps:
- using humane traps to capture the cats,
- transport them to a vet for medical care & have all cats spayed and neutered
- keep cats in foster homes for 2-5 days post surgery to recuperate
- adopting any tame cats or kittens that can be socialized into available homes
- only feral or very wild cats would be returned to live in their original location
- ferals can only be returned to live outside if caregivers are in place to provide food and water along with winter shelters to help them survive our harsh climate.