How to Donate

 

Registered Charity #803913060 RR0001

Mail cheques to:

Helping Homeless Cats
P. O. Box 101
Saanichton, BCV8M 2C3 

 

Donate with PayPal

Send us your name and address to receive a tax receipt the following month. 

 
  • use our CanadaHelps.org donation page to donate by credit card or by PayPal to "Helping Homeless Cats of Greater Victoria Society". They provide your tax receipt.

  • donate by e-transfer to catadopt@shaw.ca which we will get immediately with no fee.  Be sure we have your name and mailing address for a tax receipt which will be sent the following month.

 

Here are a few of the things your gift donations will provide for rescued kitties who have not yet found homes due to medical or behavioural issues. Your choice will be noted in the card we send your gift recipient. 

  • $10 pays for catnip for our cat toys made by volunteers
  • $10 provides kitty litter for a rescued cat for a month
  • $15 feeds a rescued cat for two weeks
  • $25 provides medication for a rescued cat
  • $25 pays for a scratching post for a foster home
  • $30 feeds a rescued cat for one month
  • $50 covers a vet exam for a rescued cat
  • $50 provide 100 needles for a diabetic cat
  • $50 pays for insulin for a diabetic cat
  • $50 provides thyroid or kidney medication for a senior cat for a month
  • $50 covers basic expenses for a cat in a Long Term Senior Foster Home
  • $50 provides food for a rural feral feeding station for a month
  • $75 pays for an exam and antibiotics for a rescued cat
  • $75 covers an X-ray for a cat in need
  • $100 pays for a tall cat post/condo for a cat in a foster home
  • $150 covers a geriatric blood panel for a rescued senior cat
  • $500 covers a straightforward dental surgical procedure for a cat

 

We are a Registered Charity and give tax receipts for donations of cash or cheques.  Please consider making a Basic Donation, a Sponsoring Donation, a Memorial Donation or a Gift Donation:

  • A Basic Donation is just that – a one time donation sent to us and we will mail you a tax receipt.

  • A Sponsor Donation is where you select a cat (from Cats in Care, Cats Needing Trust-Building, or Cats for Adoption) and donate for their food ($30/month) or all their basic maintenance needs ($50/month).  This can be for one month or ongoing.  A sponsor can also donate for a cat’s medical needs which vary and are more substantial (contact us).  If a sponsor donation is a gift for a friend or a memorial, see the information below.

  • A Memorial Donation is a considerate way to show love and respect for a special pet who has passed away - either your own or that of a friend.  A Memorial Donation can also, of course, be given in memory of a person who has passed away.  They will receive a page printed by us with a photo of a cat being helped by the donation – or, if preferred, a photo of their cat which you email to us.  (Also, if desired, a photo of the cat in memory can be added to our “In Memory Of” section.)

  • A Gift Donation is a generous way to donate in the name of a friend who is celebrating a birthday or special holiday.  Especially for cat lovers, this is a very considerate way to give a gift of love rather than more “stuff”.  People appreciate the gesture of helping rescued kitties in their name!  We will send them an 8-1/2 x 11 page with the photo and name of a cat being helped by your donation given in your friend’s name.  
     

  • Planned Giving is another way to fulfill your own charitable objectives and ensure that your support of our cat rescue work will continue into the future. Planned gifts include bequests through your will, gifts of life insurance, charitable trusts, and retirement plans.  These gifts can be made in cash, stocks, bonds, personal property, life insurance, and real estate.  Please contact your estate planning attorney for more information.

 

PECSF:  Provincial employees can donate to us through the PECSF list! Our number is DC1499.

United Way takes donations at the workplace and please see or add our name Helping Homeless Cats (of Greater Victoria Society).

      Our CRA number is:  803913060 RR0001 

 

If you cannot donate money, refundable recycles, consignment items or items we can sell on www.usedvictoria.com – please keep in mind that we always need donations of towels, flannel sheets, carriers, kennels, litter, cat food, catnip, and new scratching posts or new cat toys.  We also need your leftover wool/yarn for our handmade catnip mice. 

 

If you have only time to donate, that is always appreciated.  Please call Linda at 778-426-2426 to schedule a time to visit cats. Please see our Volunteer Application Form.

 
 

 

Fundraising

REGISTERED CHARITY #803913060 RR0001

We are unable to hold large fundraisers so we depend a great deal on your donations for food and medical care for our rescued cats until adoption.  Donations are by cash, cheque, PayPal or credit card. 

Dedicated volunteers (not paid employees) run Helping Homeless Cats rescue and cats are kept in foster homes until adoption.  For food, supplies and vet care, we depend on your donations made by mailing a cheque or using our PayPal donation page or CanadaHelps.org donation page. To receive a tax receipt for a cheque or Pay Pal donation, please email us your name and address or fill out and return a donation form found in Forms & Agreements.  CanadaHelps.org provides a tax receipt.

Please mail cheques to:  
Helping Homeless Cats of Greater Victoria Society
P.O. Box 101
Saanichton, BC  
V8M 2C3

We also provide tax receipts for “donations in kind” for new items such as cat food or supplies for which you have purchase receipts.

We collect refundable recycles in large quantities (or small quantities if dropped off to us) and welcome hearing from anyone with those to offer.  Please call us at 778-426-2426.  We have accounts at the Sidney Bottle Depot and the Glanford Bottle Depot where items are credited to us. At Glanford, please give them our account number, 312, and our name, Helping Homeless Cats. Thank you.

We gladly accept donated quality items to sell at consignment shops or on Used Victoria.  

Coin Boxes

  • James Bay Pet Supplies & Oswego Video on corner of Beckley & Oswego between Simcoe & Niagara
     
  • Pets West in Broadmead Bosley's Royal Oak on W. Saanich Road
     
  • Saanichton Village Veterinary Hospital next to Shoppers Drug Mart in Saanichton
     
  • Elements Compounding Pharmacy on Blanshard between medical clinic & Save-On Foods
     
  • Shelbourne Pet Clinic in Tuscany Center on McKenzie

 

  • The Red Brick Café (great coffee!) on Beacon Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets in Sidney
     
  • OK Tire at 6800 Oldfield Road off Keating
     
  • Bosley’s Royal Oak on West Saanich Rd
     
  • Elk Lake Veterinary Hospital on Pat Bay Highway
     
  • The Green Door Thrift Shop on 2nd Street in Sidney
     
  • Fairbank Farm

Catnip Toys

  • Saanichton Village Veterinary Hospital next to Shoppers Drug Mart in Saanichton
     
  • Elements Compounding Pharmacy on Blanshard between medical clinic & Save-On Foods
     
  • Shelbourne Pet Clinic in Tuscany Center on McKenzie
     
  • Elk Lake Veterinary Hospital near Elk Lake on Pat Bay Hwy (soon)