I am a middle aged grandmother, not a professional researcher. Even so, in the course of building and maintaining the homeless pet sites, I have been blessed with a bit of a birds eye view.
Even better, along the way I often keep stumbling upon some very useful bits when I am doing my research.
Best of all, of course, I am like a little squirrel... tucking these tidbits away for a time when they might prove useful :)
These are interesting days for the animal loving community in Nova Scotia. Between social networking and plain old fashioned word of mouth, many more kind hearts are awakening to the possibility of No Kill Nova Scotia.
While it would be early days to break out the champagne, here a few little tidbits that might be of interest to anyone long on enthusiasm and short on cash:
- How to build a Drop Cat Trap
- Solar Feral Cat Shelter
- here in NS, Pierre's Alley Cat Society has built some incredible cat shelters and Pierre was kind enough to send me pictures to use on the homeless pet site. Lots of great ideas there .. especially for anyone who might need to 'disguise' a feral cat shelter as a baby barn or a shed.
- PS ..... As a sidebar note, if you are really new to the street cat 'game', it would be time well spent to visit the mothership ... Alley Cat Allies
- Sometimes love is not all we need for our pets ... and so we are lucky in NS to have K-9 Orthotics, which is one of the few companies in North America offering these services :) If one is on a budget, I have heard they maintain an inventory of used dog carts :)
- how to make an elevated dog bed
- how to make a recycled dog sweater
- the coolest outdoor cattery I've found to date ... with good instructions!
- free knitting projects for pets
And this is how it is ... on Tuesday, January 3rd .... the FORTY EIGHTH day since the dismissed shelter manager and the disbanded board created the renegade shelter.