Take Care of the River Bank Cats

For: Craig Street Cats
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Organizer: Craig Street Cats
Take Care of the River Bank Cats (Craig Street Cats)
of $25,000 goal
23% Complete
Raised by 62 donors

The Story

Craig Street Catshas answered a call to help a large colony of cats living along a river bank.  The person who had been caring for them had gone into a personal care home, and could no longer feed the cats.  Since taking care of community cats is what we do, we didn't think twice about accepting this project.  

We knew the colony was large.  We didn't know how large.  

What we originally thought was 20 to 30 cats, we now believe to be close to 100 cats and kittens.  This is more than a small non-profit can handle.  We need your help.

The project:

  • feed the cats at the same time every day to get them on a regular schedule
  • trap all of the cats and kittens to spay or neuter, vaccinate and provide veterinary care
  • place kittens and friendly adult cats for adoption?lt;/li>
  • return unsocialized adult cats to the colony site
  • provide ongoing support for the remaining cats (feeding stations, winter shelter, veterinary care)

The cost:

  • food:  $1,000 / month
  • spay / neuter:  $10,000
  • vaccinations:  $2,000
  • specialized veterinary care (for illness or injury, etc.):  $5,000

The reason:

  • the cats are continuing to multiply.  By next year, there will be over 150 cats, unless action is taken now.
  • trap, neuter, return will humanely reduce the number of cats in the colony.  Removing kittens and friendly adults for adoption will start the downward population trend.  The remaining cats will live out their lives, and the numbers will continue to drop over time.
  • vaccinating the cats will make them healthier, and help prevent the spread of diseases.
  • the remaining cats will be better neighbours, because they will stop doing a lot of nuisance behaviours (fighting, yowling, spraying, etc.)

Note:  to protect the cats we cannot divulge their location.  If you know where they are, please do not post that information.

Craig Street Catsis a non-profit organization working to humanely reduce the number of cats living on Winnipeg's streets.  We are a registered non-profit, but not a charity.  Your donations, while much needed and greatly appreciated, are not tax deductible.

For more information about CSC, and other ways to donate, please visit our website

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 15, 2018


Posted on May 15, 2018

Our river bank project has reached the trapping stage!  This week we're spending 3 days trapping cats for spay or neuter, and vaccination.  We've trapped 15 adults and 11 kittens so far, but there are many more cats needing help.  Your generous gifts are providing daily food, as well as veterinary care for all the critters in this colony.  Without your help none of this could happen.

Posted on April 30, 2018


Posted on April 30, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the river bank cats project.  Your support is very much appreciated.  To date we have established a regular feeding schedule, and are planning a 3 day mass trapping to start the TNR portion of the project.  So far we have identified 70 different individual cats, including kittens like the ones in this photo.  With your help, these little ones will be brought in early enough that they can be tamed for adoption.

To those who have asked if there is another way to contribute, the answer is yes.  You may send cheques to our adoption centre at:

Craig Street Cats
16-1421 St. James St.
Wpg, MB, R3H 0Y9

Email money transfers may be sent to [email protected]  Please be sure to include a note saying that the money is for the river bank cats.  Thank you!

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