Newest Kittens at GRCS

 

newest-kittens

Our newest kittens, all females from the same litter. If they keep on track, they should be available Friday, October 8.
Keeping with our theme of naming after song and dance stars, they are (top left) Debbie (Reynolds), (top right) Vera (Ellen), and (bottom) Judy (Garland).
$175 each, including the spay, first inoculations, and de-parasiting.
Gold River Cat Society
grcs.ca
Goldrivercatsociety [at] gmail [dot] com
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Purricane Season has Begun

Spring is upon us once again (or should we say summer), and unfixed cats will have kittens. Over the past few years, the Gold River Cat Society has worked hard to curb the tide of unwanted feral kittens and has succeeded to a great degree. Only one feral female that we know of, a girl we have tried to trap for years to no success, has had a litter. When we find out where she has hidden them, we hope to be able to trap them, socialize them, and adopt them out.

Yet, we have a waiting list for kitten adoptions. So, instead of tossing the little babies out to die, give any young kittens to us to rear, get healthy, and adopt out. We will pay for everything, and no questions asked. Just let us know where and when to get the kittens; and, if the mother is a socialized pet, we can get her spayed for you if you cannot afford it. But please remember that this is a village where everyone’s background will be known by somebody, meaning we cannot afford to provide services to people who can afford it themselves and are trying to pull a fast one on us.

Other services we are legally allowed to cover include inoculations, medications, parasite (flea, ticks, etc) control, and other needed surgeries. Please contact us for information. You may be asked to sign an agreement stating that you cannot afford the expenses and that, if we find out otherwise, you will have to reimburse us plus other costs if they are acquired.

Gold River Cat Society
259-283-7606
Goldrivercatsociety [at] gmail [dot] com
www.grcs.ca

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Resident Spotlight – Joanne Folkins

Joanne FI first met Joanne (where else) at GRSS.  She taught both my daughters Mikayla and Kristanna English, then retired after Kristanna’s year. (I hope that wasn’t a coincidence – hehe)  
Joanne (I still want to call her Ms. Folkins) is extremely devoted to the cats in our Village as well as all animals.  I know (from our conversations on the Buzz and in person) that she is truly dedicated and loves what she does.  
How long have you lived in Gold River? What brought you here?

I came to Gold River in the fall of 1983 to take a position at Gold River Secondary teaching Music and English.  So, that makes it 32 years ago.

 

What do you do for (paid) work?

I’m retired now but do substitute teach occasionally.

Please tell us about any volunteer work you do.

My volunteer work is my next calling-  animal rescue.  I run the Gold River Cat Society but will help any animal.  The Society traps feral cats for the Village/SPCA TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) program, foster cats and kittens for adoption, socialize feral cats and kittens for adoption, and help any cat/kitten in need.

Maverick- Up for adoption next week.

Maverick- Up for adoption next week.

Duke- Maverick's brother also up for adoption next week.

Duke- Maverick’s brother also up for adoption next week.

Do you have any pets?

I have many pets:  a Standard Poodle, 3 indoor cats, 2 feral cats plus 1 adult foster cat and two kittens who will go up for adoption next month.

Louis with last year's miracle kitten.

Louis with last year’s miracle kitten.

What do you like to do for fun?

For fun, I love to hike, travel, read, play Bridge, and keep abreast of animal rescue issues.

What do you wish Gold River had that it doesn’t? Is there anything missing for you?

Many Gold Riverites won’t believe this, but we have a lot of recreational opportunities here.  What we need is another industry to help the village thrive again.

And just for fun – if you had 1 million dollars to donate to the community in any way you wished – what would you do with the money?

Ha!  I’d open an animal sanctuary!  Our orphaned bears wouldn’t have to go to the NIWRA if caught.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

I love this village.  I simply wish that we could attract more young people to move here.

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