There are many ways you can help keep
Make Safe Decisions for Your Pet
As caregivers of cats, we must try and make good decisions on their behalf. Ideally, this means keeping pets in a safe indoor environment, while ensuring they receive proper care and behavioural stimulation. When a full-time indoor life isn’t possible, pet owners should consider what the
safest alternatives are for their situation. For example, with older, less active cats, you may be able to accompany your cat outside for short periods. Or, if nothing else, you can at least make a commitment to keeping any future pet cats safely indoors from the start.
Donate to the Keep Animals Safe Campaign
The campaign will take
place over the 2009-2010 year. During this time, Toronto Wildlife Centre (TWC) will be coordinating a variety of different types of media (i.e.,
TTC ads, posters, print ads, radio announcements, television interviews, print literature, website,
video ads) to educate people about issues relating to free-roaming outdoor cats. TWC has been able to initiate this campaign with the generous support of the
Ontario Trillium Foundation, which has helped us to produce materials and purchase ad space, however we
still have a long way to go. The outdoor cat issue is one with a hugely significant impact on animal welfare and environmental health, and yet many people are unaware that there is even a problem. We would like to continue to produce educational materials and ads to raise awareness, but we need funds to do so! If you would like to donate to help us continue this campaign,
or to help rehabilitate wild animals injured by
cats, please click the PayPal link below.
You can also donate by sending a cheque to:
Toronto Wildlife Centre
60 Carl Hall Rd., Unit 4
Toronto, ON M3K 2C1
or by calling us at (416) 631-0662.
All donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
Talk to Your Friends and Neighbours
...about how they can keep animals safe too! We recognize that the indoor/outdoor cat issue can be a sensitive topic for many people, and sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to broach it. One way is to tell friends that you’ve learned new information about outdoor cats from this website, and give them the address so they can check it out themselves. If you can’t talk to them directly, please download a printable copy of our Campaign
brochure (3.7MB). If you prefer, you can put it in their mailbox anonymously, so that they have time to look over the material at their convenience.