Animal Shelter (Bathurst) Inc. / Gloucester SPCA
Welcome to the Animal Shelter Bathurst Inc./Gloucester SPCA website!
NBSPCA Kennel License #0503
Santa Paws will be travelling through town on December 7 and 8 to meet your furry, scaley or feathery friends! This is a great fundraiser for the SPCA and it's fun too! Bring your pets to pose with Santa Paws and get their picture taken! Times are Saturday and Sunday 12-5 and it will be at the Place Bathurst Mall at the old M&M meat shop. See you there!!!!
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WE are trying to reach a new goal this year. We want to reach 1000 membership sold. with a donation of 10$ you can become a member and help out all these animal without homes. You can purchase your membership at the animal shelter.Thank you!!!
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HOW YOU CAN HELP
People are always asking us what they can donate! All items are greatly appreciated! Because of the number of cats and kittens entering our shelter this summer, we spend roughly $50 each week on clumping cat litter, and another $20 to $30 on canned cat food. We also purchase bleach, heavy duty garbage bags, paper towels, and paper for our printer among other things! We also could use collars for cats and dogs, treats, toys and Revolution for fleas and ticks. No donation too big or small and every penny saved lets us help more animals. If you have extra time on your hand there is always a shelter dog looking for a walk and we even have cat taxies to bring our cats for a stroll. We can always use an extra hand in cleaning, trimming nails, bathing the animals or just adding some TLC to an animals day. There is no shortage of ways you can lend a hand and every little bit helps. Your furry friends say thanks!!!
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ATTENTION HANDY PERSONS!
Are you a plumber, electrician or carpenter? Would you like to donate some of your skills to help with minor repair work? There is always something that needs repair but every cent we save helps with our overall cost and allows us to help more animals.
Want to support the Bathurst SPCA but don't have a lot of time or money? By buying a membership, you are showing the community and the shelter that you care about the animals and what happens to them. It only costs $10 per year, and you receive a membership card. It may not seem like a lot, but if 1,000 people bought a membership this year we would have $10,000!! That money could go towards new cages, a new ventilation system, and better care for the animals. If you want to make a difference become one of those 1,000 people and help make a HUGE difference in not just one but hundreds of animals lives. Great gift idea for those who have everything but love animals!
Protect your pets!
Let responders know that you have pets in your house, and also support the animal shelter by placing a pet information sticker on the entrance to your dwelling. At $2 each, it may be the best investment to protect your pets. They can be bought at the Bathurst SPCA. Thanks for your support!
SPONSOR A KENNEL OR CAGE OR BUY A BRICK
Kennels are $300 and cages $150. Sponsors will have their names affixed to the cages or kennels to indicate sponsorship. With rising costs of fuel, electricity, wages and supplies it gets harder and harder to provide the much needed service of a shelter in our area. The shelter has experienced a doubling of intakes of animals in the last 5 years and more and more animals need our help. Our adoptions are going up and we have placed animals in all the Maritime provinces, Quebec, Ontario and in the US. Since people actually have to come to Bathurst to adopt, this means many people have experienced our hospitality and are very impressed with our shelter and our little city. While this campaign is aimed largely at the business community anyone can sponsor a kennel or cage and help provide the animals with a place where they will be well cared for. Even if you are not able to sponsor an animal at this level you can buy a symbolic "brick" for $30 with your name or that of a love one or pet on our wall or contribute an amount to the medical fund. The citizens of Bathurst and the surrounding area have been great supporters and you should be proud of your shelter. In this day and age of environmental awareness healthy adoptable animals should not be thrown away and abandoned but should be "recycled" into loving caring homes. Over breeding, unplanned litters and puppy mills add to the vicious cycle of 10,000 animals being needlessly destroyed each and every year in New Brunswick. While it is true some of these animals were beyond help, ill or injured, the overwhelming majority of animals forced to be put down due to lack of space are healthy young animals. Before you buy please look into your shelters in New Brunswick as there are now 1000 + animals sitting in a shelter waiting for a second chance. Rather have a purebred? Well 25% of animals in shelters are either purebred or have at least one purebred parent. And if you cannot adopt then do this one thing; spay/neuter all your pets so they will not be part of the problem. We thank you and the animals thank you.
PREVENT A LITTER AND SAVE A CRITTER!
HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Monday and Sunday closed to the public or by appointment only.
We maintain a 24 hour emergency number for animal control and animals in distress, however, we ask the public not to use this number for general inquiries as it drives up our costs and ties up the emergency line. If you have any questions of a non emergency nature please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the answering machine. Thank you for your understanding and support.
SPONSOR A PET
Would you like to help an animal but don't have the room to adopt another one? Or maybe you have a particular dog or cat you've seen on the site that you would like to help? Why not sponsor that animal's spay/neuter and increase that animal's adoptability. A hundred dollars for example will help feed and maintain a cat or a small size dog for 3 months and a large dog for 2 months. Maybe your workplace would like to sponsor a few animals. A picture of the animal chosen will be given to the sponsor with the details of the animal and a follow up letter when the animal is adopted. Great idea for birthday or Christmas gift for that person who has everything! No amount is too small to help. Call the shelter and ask for Amey for more details.
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS!!!
New location 695 St. Peter Avenue in the Hudon Building. They are open Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you have books in good condition to donate you can drop them off at the bookstore. Other than the rent and phone bill all proceeds go to help the shelter as the bookstore is operated solely by volunteers. What a great way to keep up with your reading AND help animals at the same time!
PET FOOD AND SUPPLIES
We are always in need of kitten food, cat food, canned cat food, kitty litter, dog food and treats, collars, leashes, dish detergent, laundry detergent, paper towels, garbage bags, office supplies, 2x2 gauze, surgical gloves, hibitane, deoderant spray, windex, and hand soap. All these items are necessary to the operation of the shelter. Tax receipts available for cash donations. If you want to help pay for Vet costs you can go directly to the Bathurst Veterinary Clinic or the Appleby Clinic and donate an amount directly to our account or make a cash donation at the shelter directed to our medical funds account. Every cent we save in supplies helps us save more lives. And don't forget Canadian Tire money is as good as cash as we can buy many items for repairs as well as pet supplies and cleaning supplies from there as well.
FOSTER FAMILIES WANTED!
Perhaps you are not able to take a new permanent pet or have a house full already. But maybe you are able to help out with fostering animals that are in need of special care, are too young, need some training or need a break from shelter life! We are always in need of foster families who have some extra time to give an animal some TLC.
Please note that this is not a trial adoption. All animals remain the property of the shelter and must be returned when requested and the period of fostering is for a minimum of one week and up to 2 months when raising litters.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL FUND
We have now established an emergency medical fund in order to help animals that we would not otherwise be able to help. These animals would be adoptable except they have correctable medical conditions that may make the prospective adopter relunctant to adopt. Surgeries could cover anything from eye entropion, luxating patellas, teeth extraction or cleaning, broken limbs or other correctable congenital problems. These surgeries would be largely for young adoptable animals that would benefit greatly from medical intervention and have good long term prognosis. It is hoped that the fund will continue to grow so that more animals will be saved. A big thank you to the employees of Clientlogic who have raised $ 423 dollars to kick start the fund. If you wish to donate to the Medical fund please call us at 548-8537 and mention you want to contribute to the Apollo Fund.
880 Riordon Drive, Bathurst Industrial Park
ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs cover you when your pet needs essential veterinary care from an illness or injury. Also, every time a completed application for a ShelterCare program is generated through our shelter’s website, we automatically receive a $25 donation to help cover common needs like blankets, litter and food. This donation is of no cost to you and provides us with essential funds. Make the right move and enroll today!