TSR / Adoption
CATCH-TREAT-RELEASE PROGRAM (CTR) AND ADOPTION
Passion Compassion Veterinary Hospital offers a Catch-Sterilize-Release (CSR) service for stray and wild cats as well as an adoption service for stray cats that we have been able to tame and socialize.
The purpose of these two programs is to counter the problem of overcrowding of stray cats in Boucherville and the region.
All stray cats caught are tested for the highly contagious and deadly feline leukemia and AIDS viruses.
Animals not infected with these viruses but who are too wild to be adopted benefit from our CSR program. They are therefore sterilized, vaccinated against rabies and dewormed in addition to being identified by a permanent tattoo on the flag of their left ear before being released outside within their initial colony. This tattoo makes it possible to identify visually and remotely the animals that have benefited from our CTR program. It is important to know that most organizations offering a CSR service do not tattoo the cat’s left ear but rather cut off the tip of the cat’s ear. So if you see a cat in your neighborhood with any of these characteristics on the left ear, it means that it has been sterilized.
Our CSR program is mainly funded by the sale of products made by our families and friends and purchased by you, by the rental costs of our hatch-cage* and by your generous donations.
Our adoption program is a chance for socialized kittens and stray cats to find a loving family. It is thanks to the help of our families and volunteers that these animals learn to love playing with toddlers as well as older children. In addition, being housed in our hospital, these cats learn to become familiar with dogs as with other cats.
Adoption fees include testing for AIDS and feline leukemia, implantation of an identification microchip, vaccination, deworming as well as sterelization.
We invite you to visit our beautiful hospital, meet our dynamic team and play with our adoption cats. You never know, you could fall in love with one of those little fur balls full of tenderness.
* Please contact us at 450-906-6090 to find out about the cage and adoption rental fees.
Patients who test positive are unfortunately euthanized to prevent the spreading of these diseases to stray cats and domesticated cats that go outside.