The FMSPCA has a unique program to bring companionship to local seniors. Our 9 Lives program
connects seniors who would like to have a pet with a senior adoptable feline. Through this program, all
food and veterinary costs are provided, as well as regular check-ups to ensure everyone is enjoying the
companionship. Pet companionship has a lot of benefits both for humans and pets in their golden years,
and the FMSPCA is proud to offer a program, with the support of the RMWB, that respects our seniors,
both two-legged and four.
The Animal Safe Haven (ASH) Program has been created to provide temporary homes to animals that are part of families fleeing abusive and violent situations, victims of crime or for those who for physical or mental health reasons are unable to provide care while hospitalized.
The Animal Safety and Awareness Program (ASAP) was developed using this philosophy to raise
awareness, educate, and safeguard the youngest members of our community specific to our region
through its approach and subject content that promotes an understanding of the human responsibility
to care for and about all living things. Teachers and educators from K–6 can submit a request for an in-
class session, or alternative arrangements can be made for a fieldtrip to the FMSPCA.
Readers from any level are invited to the shelter on scheduled Mondays to practice their literacy skills in
each adoption room. Book Buddies help children improve their reading skills while also helping shelter
animals by providing socialization and human interaction.
What do cats and yogis have in common? They both love to stretch! With the help of some wonderful
local yoga instructors, we are thrilled to offer scheduled Cat Yoga classes. Each class will be held in our
feline adoption room and you will be led through an hour of relaxation with the audience of shelter
Many regional rural communities experience companion animal overpopulation resulting in safety concerns and unrest amongst local residents. The FMSPCA’s ground breaking Northern Animal Management and Education (NAME) program provides solution based services that addresses humane education, animal care supplies, medical treatment and intervention as well as assists communities in establishing humane animal best practices.
A key to our success in creating a safe and caring community are joint initiatives, which allow the FMSPCA to provide a wide variety of essential services with greater positive impact for the region as a whole. Such programs include The Pet Food Bank, which provides community members with pet food for their companion animals in order to assist families and individuals in caring for their pets and contribute as a preventative measure to companion animals becoming homeless.
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