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Rescue shelter has new digs

Rescued cats will get a new temporary home

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Rescue Siamese & Stray Cats has moved to Windsor Park from St. Vital.

About 20 cats — most of which are Siamese crosses, plus some regular strays — were transported from Rescue’s former location on St. Mary’s Road to volunteers’ foster homes before settling in at the cat shelter’s new location at 38 Barberry Rd. in Windsor Park.

"It’s bigger. It’s brighter," volunteer Jan Provencher said of the new location.

"It’s really an improvement," Alia Laidlaw added. "There are more windows."

Almost all of the cats at Rescue Siamese come from the Winnipeg Humane Society. Rescue will also trap friendly strays and take them in to the shelter if no owner is found.

Rescue is a no-kill facility. Volunteers clean the kennels, feed the cats and give them loving attention. Volunteers are also trained to handle adoptions and to foster cats in their homes.

Caring for 20-plus cats is not cheap. Rescue, a non-profit feline rescue, feeds the cats and provides necessary veterinary care.

Rescue Siamese volunteers raise some money for the facility and its lodgers by making and selling raw food for dogs and cats. Raw food is becoming popular with animals and their owners.

To raise funds, Rescue Siamese has arranged for Academy Road Spay and Neuter clinic and Anderson Animal Hospital to accept credit card donations on its behalf.

For more information on Rescue Siamese & Stray Cats, visit rescuesiamese.com or phone 204-255-6896.

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