ANIMAL ASSISTANCE SOCIETY OF THE NIAGARA REGION

Registered Name: ANIMAL ASSISTANCE SOCIETY OF THE NIAGARA REGION

Business Number: 118787209RR0001

Our Mission

Phone Line: 905-322-6429

The Animal Assistance Society of Niagara, founded over 30 years ago, is a 100% volunteer based registered charity that provides:

• Veterinary care, spay/neuter procedures and shelter to stray companion animals

• Emergency veterinary assistance and spay/neuter assistance to companion animal guardians who are financially limited

• Foster, PetSmart & Pet Valu adoption programs to secure suitable permanent homes for unwanted or abandoned companion animals

• Where domestication is not possible, spay/neuter release programs for feral cat colonies combined with continued long-term veterinary care, shelter and food

• Public awareness/education of best practices in companion animal care; including a focus on the importance of spay/neutering and on the many outdoor dangers cats are needlessly subjected to whenever they are let outside to roam

• Advocacy of much needed improvements to existing Canadian animal cruelty legislation

Our Society receives no government funding, thus we rely upon the generous donations received from individuals and businesses, as well as upon the proceeds of frequent fundraising events to finance our continued animal welfare efforts.

Salary and wage expenses can be a substantial diversion of funds away from the stated mandate of many registered charities. Consisting entirely of volunteers, The Animal Assistance Society has only minimal administrative costs and is thus able to direct virtually every dollar raised toward helping animals. The Society is also unique in that, even a small donation can make a significant difference to the welfare of an animal - as little as $100 can save an animal’s life.

About ANIMAL ASSISTANCE SOCIETY OF THE NIAGARA REGION

Each year hundreds of healthy companion animals are “euthanized” at local Humane Societies, primarily due to a lack of funding and cages. The Animal Assistance Society believes that euthanizing healthy animals is neither a humane nor an effective form of controlling unwanted/abandoned animal populations. Alternatively, we hold that spay/neuter programs and encouragement of pet guardians to employ an indoor lifestyle for their cat, is the answer. The Animal Assistance Society has a “no kill” policy and helps to effectively reduce the burden on local Humane Societies through our Foster, PetSmart Adoption and Spay/Neuter iniatives.

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