Orphaned Kittens
Orphaned Kittens
We provide care for very young orphaned kittens
Abandoned Kittens
Abandoned Kittens
Sometimes mom is nearby and can be reunited with her kittens
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Pregnant Strays
We provide care for pregnant moms, whether friendly or feral, to ensure kittens are kept safe.

We rely solely on donations, adoption fees and  fundraising activities to cover the costs associated with raising kittens in our care.   Please check out Support Our Work for ways to help us.

What if you find kittens you suspect are abandoned or you see a cat you think might be pregnant ? Please reach out to Salt Spring Cat for assistance. Please call or text us at 250-537-7567  ASAP

Our Mission

Located on Salt Spring Island, Salt Spring Cat provides care for orphaned kittens found on Salt Spring and nearby Gulf Islands.   We are grateful for the generous support of volunteers, community members, local veterinarians and local pet stores. Working in partnership with other rescue agencies, we take those kittens who require more time and equipment than some rescues are able to manage. Some rescue partners include RestQ Santuary on Galiano island and the  Salt Spring SPCA

Salt Spring Cat has specialized equipment, including an incubator,  required to care for these very young kittens. We monitor the kittens via nanny cams and record their progress throughout the day. Round the clock feeding, toileting and maintaining a constant heat source are all essential for the kitten’s survival.

Because these kittens come to us at such a young age, they are in our care for many months. Salt Spring Cat provides a series of vaccinations starting at six weeks of age.  Kittens also receive regular veterinary check-ups, deworming and parasite control.  Prior to adoption all kittens are spayed or neutered and micro chipped. As kittens approach 12 weeks of age, potential adopters are carefully screened to ensure the best possible placement for each kitten.

Salt Spring Cat is solely run by Karen Tottman, a long time islander with a passion for cat rescue. She has fostered over 70 cats and kittens with the Salt Spring SPCA and 25 since the formation of Salt Spring Cat in 2021.  We are grateful for the support we receive from Rest Q Sanctuary on Galiano Island.  Donations directly to them are eligible for tax receipts.  Please check out Support Our Work for ways to help  us.

Foster

Foster

Fostering takes work, patience and dedication. But, it is an extremely rewarding experience when you are helping save lives.
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Support our Work

Support our Work

Your contributions toward Salt Spring Cat will assist us with helping orphaned neonatal and very young kittens.
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Adoption

Adoption

Interested in adoption? See important considerations to discuss with your family prior to adoption.
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