In 2013, animal welfare organizations in Metro Vancouver rescued nearly 2,000 homeless and abandoned cats and kittens in Surrey. These organizations came together at a stakeholder forum in early 2014 to address the growing number of homeless cats in Surrey, which was just too many for any of the individual organizations to handle alone.
In response to the challenge, the Surrey Community Cat Coalition was formed on on Feral Cat Day in October 2014 to coordinate rescue and education efforts and develop a cohesive action plan to address the number of homeless cats in Surrey and the underlying causes. The coalition was comprised of working group member organizations.
In November 2015, the group became a registered society under the BC Societies Act (registration number S0064869) with the name Surrey Community Cat Foundation. In February 2017, the organization became a registered Canadian charity under the Income Tax Act (registration number 79528 1328 RR0001).
A community in which people value the lives of cats and ensure they are healthy and safe, cared for, and have access to food, water, shelter, and medical treatment.
To promote the welfare of cats through rescue, spay/neuter, and public education. We do this by:
rescuing stray or abandoned cats;
spaying or neutering domestic, feral, and/or stray cats;
providing medical treatment, food, and shelter for cats in need of assistance; and
educating the public on responsible pet ownership.
Every cat’s life is worthy. All cats and kittens have a right to live and be cared for and treated with respect and compassion.
All animals should enjoy five essential freedoms:
freedom from hunger and thirst;
freedom from pain, injury, and disease;
freedom from distress;
freedom from discomfort; and
freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being.
Cinder was only a few weeks old when she was rescued from a ditch in the countryside where her entire litter was discarded by some cruel people. Cinder was adopted by her foster parent and is now 11 years old.
Long-term quality care in conjunction with trapping, neutering, and returning adult cats to their home site (TNR) where appropriate is the best available method to control the community cat population.
Education is key in creating and maintaining healthy communities.
A problem in the community requires the entire community to come together and be part of the solution.
Protecting animals from suffering is everyone’s responsibility.
We are run entirely by volunteers and rely on donations from the public to fund our three programs: Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), Spay/Neuter Program, and Pet Food Bank. Learn more.