Our local rescues and shelters do so much good in our community and help support so many cats, dogs, rabbits, and turtles! These organizations get their funds mostly from fundraiser events like the Strut for Strays and Wiggle Waggle Walkathon. Large events like those happen once a year with some smaller fundraisers scattered throughout the rest of the year. The funds raised through these events go a long way in helping feed and care for all the animals in these shelters and rescues. Despite the fantastic support, sometimes these organizations fall on hard times or run short on certain supplies.
The following lists show what supplies each organization commonly needs. If you are ever in doubt about what to donate, you can always contact them to find out what they are in need of most at that moment. If you aren’t able to donate supplies, many of these rescues have a way to donate money on a one time or even a monthly basis. Fixed Furlife and the Quinte Humane Society are always looking for volunteers to foster cats. If you are in a position to help, you can submit a foster application for Fixed Furlife on their website or for the Humane Society you can stop in to drop off an application.
empty toilet paper rolls or small cardboard boxes (ie tissue boxes, frozen food boxes, cereal)
Let’s show these rescues a whole lot of love and support so they can keep their doors open for as long as needed! If there are other shelters in your area, look on their website or give them a call to see what they might need. Also, keep your eye out for special fundraising events where donations are needed!
Kittens will get vaccinations at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks, then annually.
A vaccine is a substance created to incite an immune response for a particular disease. It needs to be given multiple times to a kitten to initiate his immune system.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Nutrition Centre Only) Sunday: Closed
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Hillcrest Animal Hospital