Cat overpopulation crisis
There is a national crisis of feline overpopulation across Canada. It was estimated in 2012 that there is one cat to every three humans in Canada. In addition, there are at least 600,000 stray cats roaming the streets.
The problem with most cat shelters is that they don't have enough exposure and they aren't perceived to be an attractive place to visit in the public eye.
How do we help?
At Catoro we house rescue cats who are looking for loving homes. Some shelters are cold and sad to see, but at Catoro we offer a positive and uplifting perspective on adopting a rescue cat.
Our cats run free and can express their unique personalities! This makes it a warm and welcoming place for potential adopters to find the right cat to match their personality and home.
It also helps to rehabilitate many cats that were previously anti-social or had other personality challenges, giving them the opportunity to find a home (when they may have been overlooked in a shelter).
Every day we feed, house and care for rescue cats who come from stressful and dangerous conditions, and we give them a second chance at the happy life they deserve.
We wouldn't be able to do this without the help and support of our rescue partners.
SOS Prairie Rescue
SOS Prairie Rescue is a Saskatchewan-wide non-profit, volunteer-run organization that was founded in 2019.
They rescue cats and kittens and provide them with necessary veterinary care and rehabilitation necessary for adoption into loving homes.
Like Catoro, SOS feels strongly that education is the key to success in addressing the severe cat overpopulation in Canada. We’re both passionate about educating the public on the importance of spay/neutering their pets, responsible pet care as well as responsible stray/feral cat care.
Running Wild Rescue
The second animal rescue we are partnered with is Running Wild Rescue. Running Wild Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue, based out of Moose Jaw, SK. They are a group of like minded individuals, who work together to save the lives of animals in need. We love that they aim to help them all; dogs, cats, and small critters!
We’re happy to work with this rescue and take a part in helping the cats they rescue find forever homes.
Keeping cats healthy and happy
We take the upmost care in keeping our cats healthy and in a safe environment. Along with the extraordinary costs that our rescue partners take on before bringing each cat to us, Catoro has spared no expense with a fully equipped shelter room with nearly hospital grade levels of sanitization.
We have a specialized UV filter which neutralizes any harmful particles in the air in the Cat Forest and also keeps the air fresh for our guests.
We have vigorous daily cleaning protocols which include sterilizing all food and water bowls, as well as litter boxes. We have our own laundry and dishwasher on site to clean each item after every use to ensure no germs spread.
And finally we have invested in 3 isolated quarantine rooms with their own individual ventilation systems inside. This ensures that when cats first arrive, there is no chance of spreading harmful diseases, and when cats show signs of sickness, we isolate them immediately so nothing can spread.
Want to help?
The costs to run all our equipment, staffing to complete all our daily cleaning routines, and providing food, litter and medications daily, is extremely costly. But we are dedicated to maintaining this business and this shelter for cats for the long term. Your business in visiting the cafe, buying drinks and products from us helps to keep Catoro running and doing the work we love to do!
We also have a Patreon where you can pay a monthly amount to provide food and litter for our cats, and receive exclusive benefits in return.
Interested in volunteering?
We are always looking for dedicated volunteers concerned about the welfare of abandoned, abused and surrendered cats who are willing to donate their time, energy and passion to our rescue efforts.