We are proud to name the Brant County SPCA as our Canadian ResQpartner of the Month! With this recognition, the Brant County SPCA will be the beneficiary of the June NexGard® check-in promotion and will receive up to 50 doses of NexGard® flea and tick control for their animals awaiting adoption.
For over 40 years, the Brant County SPCA has been providing lifesaving animal services in the City of Brantford and the County of Brant. Although the shelter primarily focuses on domestic animals like dogs, cats and rabbits, the organization also rescues over 1,000 sick, injured and orphaned wild animals annually. These animals are taken to the Brant County Wildlife Rescue and are entered into their rehab program.
In addition to the the rescue of orphaned wild animals, the Brant County SPCA has a number of innovative (lifesaving programs) that are making a significant difference in the lives of animals.
1. Barn Buddies
“Barn Buddies are cats who are independent and self-sufficient. They typically prefer to live outdoors with a barn or shed to sleep in and a steady supply of food and water for the days that the hunting doesn’t go well.”
To support the Barn Buddies program, the Brant County SPCA actively seeks adopters who have a “warm, safe, barn, shed, outdoor housing, warehouse, or greenhouse that can provide feral cats with a chance at life. These cats are neutered, spayed, microchipped and vaccinated and available for no adoption fee.”
2. Return to Field
In 2014 the Brant County SPCA introduced its Return to Field (RTF) program. “This program was put in place so that no healthy cat that entered the shelter would be euthanized.”
Essentially, if a cat comes into the shelter’s care and it is healthy and thriving in the environment it was removed from, Brant County SPCA will spay/neuter, vaccinate, microchip, eartip the cat and return it to the location in which it was living.
3. Foster to Surrender
The Foster to Surrender program was put into place in 2014 to help those individuals who find animals and wish to help them but have limited resources available.
“When individuals bring in animals that are pregnant or nursing, too young or too sick to go up for adoption, the Brant County SPCA invites them to foster the animals they found until they’re ready for adoption.”
4. Desk Buddies
Each week the shelter appoints a furry administrative assistant. In addition to putting their paws to work, the appointed Desk Buddies get additional exposure to potential adopters (and opportunities to socialize) during the week. This is a great way to help harder to place animal get adopted.
For all the amazing work the Brant County SPCA does, and continues to do, we are proud to announce them as our Canadian shelter of the month.
With this recognition, the Brant County SPCA will be the beneficiary of this month’s NexGard® check-in promotion. The dates of the promotion are June 1 – June 30, 2016. During the course of this promotion, for every person that uses the ResQwalk app to “check-in” to a Canadian veterinary clinic, Merial will provide one dose of NexGard® flea and tick control (up to a maximum of 50 doses) to the Brant County SPCA. ResQwalk users are limited to one eligible check-in per month.
NexGard is a registered trademark of Merial.
*To partake in the promotion, you will need to download the most recent version of the ResQwalk app.*
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By Bailey Schroeder, ResQwalk Founder