Our Mission

Our Mission

Our Mission

At Tails to Tell, our mission is to rescue sick or abandoned animals, provide the veterinarian care they need and further provide shelter, food and care until they can be adopted to forever homes. We are a nonprofit charity run by volunteers and 100% funded by donations.

Tails to Tell Animal Rescue Shelter Ltd. was founded with several key beliefs:

No Cull

When animal rescue organizations us the term “no cull”, it is describing the practice of not routinely euthanizing animals in order to make space for more. We will only euthanize an animal for medical reasons and only after every effort is made by our veterinarian to save the animal. Whenever an animal crosses the rainbow bridge, every effort is made so they are not alone and someone they know is with them. The animal is then cremated and ashes returned to the shelter so they may be scattered and be free to join the others who have also crossed that bridge.

A Cat’s Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray this cushy life to keep.
I pray for toys that look like mice.
And sofa cushions, soft and nice.
I pray for gourmet kitty snacks.
And someone nice to scratch my back.
For windowsills all warm and bright.
For shadows to explore at night.
I pray I’ll always stay real cool
And keep the secret feline rule–
To NEVER tell a human that
The world is really ruled by Cats!

Communal Living

The majority of our adult or adolescent cats live in a free roaming communal environment. Our belief is that free roaming cats become more social with other cats and humans. Communal living allows exercise and play time, as well as getting used to human approach and touch – on the animal’s terms. However, there are also good reasons why cats are in kennels or rooms. New mothers, new arrivals, sick or injured and kittens are kept in another area of the shelter until they are able to join the general population.

Spay/Neuter and Vaccination Policy

In an effort to help combat the worldwide over-population of companion animals, such as cats and dogs, we insure that all our felines are sterilized prior to or shortly after being adopted (kittens). While spay/neuter can be a costly procedure, the costs of subsequent litters from unaltered felines are much higher. An unaltered male and female cat and their offspring can produce more than 400 000 cats in their lifetime.

Vaccinations are important to help control the spread of disease and reduce our veterinary costs. All of our animals are up to date on vaccinations before they are adopted to forever homes. This is a value added service to our adopters as well.

Our shelter is a communal living environment. All our feline residents are spayed or neutered, as well as vaccinated and microchipped, prior to entering the general population.