All posts by Darlene Quinsey

Pumpkin

We have named him Pumpkin..I can honestly say that this is one of the worst cases I’ve seen in awhile. This poor fellow has been wandering outdoors for awhile. He is emaciated, dehydrated, infested, not neutered, matted from head to toe and will require extensive dental work. Relieved he is now in our care. Tonight will most likely be his first night in quite awhile where he will be warm and safe..

Bear

Update on our beautiful “Bear”. This sweet little guy has been suffering for awhile. He presented with an open fracture to his back leg. Open fracture meaning bone was fractured and protruding. This fracture wasn’t recent so he has been out in this cold in I am sure a severe amount of pain. A massive infection had set into the bone and leg beyond repair. His surgery was successful and he is now just waking up and resting comfortably.
We are asking for donations with this case as surgery and treatment will be well over $1800.00. While under he was also neutered. If you can help here are our donation options:

  1. On line https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/7032
  2. There is a Pay Pal option on the main page of our website www.fixedfurlife.com
  3. E transfer to fixedfurlife@gmail.com
  4. Mail to P.O. Box 20091 Belleville K8N 5V1

We Need You!

With the consistent overwhelming intake of kittens, pregnant moms, nursing moms and so many cases that need extensive medical care we are putting out a plea. Please consider any of the following options:
1) In desperate need puppy pads, NON clumping litter-We use Pine, wheat or grass litter. These are compatible for the smaller kittens.
2) Wet Food ( We use Friskies- Pate only as the gravy variety can cause GI upset)
4) Consider becoming a monthly supporter
Please share with your friends and family

Become a Fixed Fur Life Guardian Angel. As you can imagine The bills pile up quickly and we are hoping to get more people signing up for monthly giving. It is simple, it is easy and it would allow us to manage all these vet bills and plan for the cases that come through our doors everyday.

There are several ways you can participate:
1) You can sign up for using the secure website:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/7032

2) You can do E transfers to fixedfurlife@gmail.com

3) You can donate through the Pay Pal link on our website www.fixedfurlife.com

3) If you are uncomfortable with the on line route you can mail post dated cheque’s to Fixed Fur Life P.O. Box 20091 Belleville K8N 5V1

Did You Know

‪Friday’s letter to the editor https://www.intelligencer.ca/news/local-news/fridays-letters-to-the-editor-7/‬

Organization seeking assistance

Since 2004 Fixed Fur Life, a charitable organization, has been working aggressively in the Quinte community to combat pet overpopulation. To date they have successfully spayed and neutered 23,266 cats and dogs in Quinte.

As hard as we work out in the community to combat the overpopulation crisis we are still seeing multitudes of cats and kittens out in our community that are breeding continuously, as evidenced by the recent report of overcrowding at local shelters.

Our goal is to reduce these numbers thus decreasing the burden on local shelters. While the efforts are tireless and frustrating at times we do believe that aggressive Spaying and neutering is the answer and eventually we will see the results.

Fixed Fur Life assists over 2,000 cats and dogs per year. At any given time during the year we will have 2 to 300 cats in our intake area, foster homes and four adoption centers. As we adopt out we take more in from the long waiting list we have acquired. Referrals come to us by word of mouth, the veterinary community, other rescue organizations and shelters.

As the cold weather approaches our efforts are ramped up to get as many pregnant females and kittens off the streets and inside. With these increased efforts comes an increased expense. FFL receives zero funding and relies on donations and fundraisers to continue its efforts. FFL is comprised of volunteers with zero paid staff which allows us to direct all funds to veterinary expenses defined as spaying, neutering and medical emergencies.

We are hoping to reach our next goal of 24,000 by the end of December 2018. If you would like to assist us in our endeavour donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 20091 Belleville K8N 5V1.

On Line donations can be made through our website www.fixedfurlife.com

E Transfers to fixedfurlife@gmail.com

Darlene Quinsey
President of Fixed Fur Life

As you can see we are bursting at the seams with pregnant cats, adult cats, sick cats, kittens, kittens and more kittens.

Looking for dry and wet cat food. In an effort to not upset tummies we use consistent brands:
1) Dry Performatrin adult and kitten (Pet Valu)
2) Wet canned Performatrin or Friskies Pate
3) Senior food dry ( Global Pet Foods)

Also on our wish list are puppy pads
Kitten toys
Paper Towels
Javex

Thank you ahead of time if you are able to help. Items can be dropped at Foster Park or either of the Pet Valu’s

FYI

Please note that I have changed internet providers so all of my communication will be done through fixedfurlife@gmail.com. I have deleted my old address quinsey@sympatico.ca