Our Story

Helping Homeless Cats of Greater Victoria Society was formed in 2009 for the purpose of rescuing abandoned domestic cats and helping feral cats. Our goal is to find good foster and permanent homes for cats we have rescued so we can help more cats in the future. When possible, we maintain long-term foster homes for seniors, low income families, and those on disability. We rely heavily on donations from supporters in order to help cats in desperate need of food, shelter, and medical care. Donations also allow us to maintain our foster homes which greatly benefit not only the cats but also the people who love them.

 

News

Update on Clancy :   Clancy is a very affectionate kitty who loves to be carried around or sit in a lap.  He is a hugger.  When we rescued Clancy his eyes and ears were so messy with infection he could hardly see or hear and his mouth was also a disaster.  We did everything he needed to feel better, including dental surgery and eye surgery.  We then placed him in our Long Term Senior Foster Program where he is well cared for and gets 24/7 attention and all the love he has always wanted.  He loves the indoors life and is feeling good for the first time in many years.    

However, although his blood tests are good and he appears healthy, Clancy developed a mass on the side of his head behind his ear.  We have provided ongoing care but the mass slowly enlarged to where he now needs surgery by a specialist.  We have had a biopsy and CT scans and his surgery is on December 13.     

Clancy will need a lot of follow-up care to get through this.  The expenses are high and we need your help for this sweet and lovable kitty.  Clancy loves everyone he meets and everyone loves him.  We hope the surgery is a success and that he can have many years ahead.  He deserves a good life after all he has been through.  

Our vet and the specialist have been very kind with discounts, but his surgical needs for the mass (so far, although large, considered not malignant...) are complex and we need a lot of help to give him the care he needs and deserves.  Please see our "donate" section for ways to donate towards Clancy's vet expenses.  Also please see our Facebook page where we have auctions every weekend with proceeds currently going to Clancy.  Thank you for your help.  It takes teamwork!

Events

Please visit the new events page in the site menu at the top for all the details. 

New events added:

  • Facebook Weekend Auctions:  We usually have online auctions on our Facebook page every Saturday through Sunday night. We have amazing variety and many bargains.  It is basically an upscale online garage sale you can attend on your computer! (Greater Victoria area only with pick-up in Royal Oak/Saanich or Central/North Saanich)

  • Purdy’s Chocolate Fundraiser !   https://fundraising.purdys.com/123051-56668

Learn more →

Smile Card Program

MAY 2018 - MAY 2019

Our new Smile Card program at Thrifty’s begins May 3, 2018. We will receive 5% of all you load on your cards for purchases (before tax) until we reach our goal of $3,000 which usually takes about a year. We then apply for a new program. All old cards are still good. If you need a card, email Linda at catadopt@shaw.ca with your name and address and she will mail you a card. Thank you for helping! 100% of the money from this will be used for vet care and medication.


Gift Donations

We hope you will think of us when making gift donations. Email Linda at catadopt@shaw.ca for more detailed info.

We will send a card telling them about the gift donation in their name and what it will provide. These donation gifts literally save kitties' lives!

Click here to learn more about donating to Helping Homeless Cats →

 

Our Supporters

Saanichton Village Veterinary Hospital
7-7816 E. Saanich Rd, Saanichton, BC
V8M 2B3
778-351-3030

Simply Cremations & Funeral Services

Royal Oak Vet Clinic

Scrubby's Laundromat in Victoria

Elements Compounding Pharmacy
3540 Blanshard St.
Victoria, BC

Curves
2425 Bevan Ave, Sidney, BC, V8L 4R7

Pets West
220 - 777 Royal Oak Dr
Victoria, BC

Bosley's - Royal Oak
104 - 4478 West Saanich Road
Victoria, BC

James Bay Pet Supplies
300 Beckley Ave.
Victoria, BC

Red Brick Café
2423 Beacon St.
Sidney, BC

Glanford Bottle Depot
4261 Glanford Ave.
Victoria, BC

Sidney Bottle Depot
5-10025 Galaran Rd
Sidney, BC

Elk Lake
Veterinary Hospital

4975 Pat Bay Hwy
Saanich, BC

Sidney Pet Centre
4-9769 Fifth St.
Sidney, BC

Shelbourne Pet Clinic
103-1638 McKenzie
Ave.
Victoria, BC

Peace At Home Pet Care & Cat Grooming

Countryside Pet Hospital

OK Tire
6800 Oldfield Rd.
Saanichton