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Maple Ridge Community Cat Discussion


Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Maple Ridge Community Cat Discussion

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Maple Ridge city council has allocated $35,000 a year for three years towards the spaying and neutering of cats to prevent and reduce cat overpopulation in our community.

We have designed a dialogue session to encourage collaboration between community members on the topic of cat overpopulation in Maple Ridge. We will be using this event to inform the development of a community action plan and hope you will be interested in participating in the discussion. We believe that collaborative community approaches will be the most effective in addressing issues involving animals and so are aiming to create an atmosphere of open-minded discussion, cooperation, and consensus. We look forward to developing a shared understanding of the problems and solutions addressing cats in our community.

To achieve these goals, we have planned one date for a  dialogue workshop in Maple Ridge. The  session will be on November 3rd. We are eager to have you participate in discussing cat overpopulation and constructing a community action plan. You are welcome to invite others: please pass on this message and ask them to RSVP as well.

In order to make the strongest impact in helping homeless cats, the animal welfare community will need to collectively understand the whole scale of the issue as rigorously as possible and benchmark our progress to demonstrate our success over time. We have collected animal intake numbers from our own shelter and we would also like to gather information from all of the outdoor cat caregivers to better understand the scale of the issue. Ideally, we would compile these figures in advance of the workshops and provide them as background information to the participants ahead of time. All of the information gathered will be made freely available for use by all participants. Please contact to discuss what information you might be able to provide that would be helpful.

We look forward to meeting you in person and working together to resolve cat overpopulation in Maple Ridge. Please look forward to an attendee information packet sent to your e-mail.

Have questions about Maple Ridge Community Cat Discussion? Contact BC SPCA

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Hammond Community Centre
20601 Westfield Avenue
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 1L7

Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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The BC SPCA (The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia. The Kelowna Branch of the BC SPCA works with the community to provide services such as cruelty investigations, sheltering and adoption. The branch also offers school education programs, youth camps, public awareness campaigns.

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