Tuesday 26 November 2013

Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee Education Program in Schools Begins

The Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee (CSLCC) has officially launched its outreach and education program at local schools. Alexandra Cohen and Renee Karp visited Hampstead Elementary School and facilitated two very well received sessions about the Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) and Adopt Program.

 Alexandra began by showing a new video that she filmed, produced and edited herself about the program.   You can view it right here.

It is now available for viewing for the first time on YouTube and features interviews with Shelley Schecter of Educhat and the CSLCC, Alanna Devine of the SPCA, and Dr. Marlene Kalin from the Côte St. Luc Hospital for Animals.

Spiritual Community Animator Joseph Monachino, Alexandra Cohen,
Renee Karp  and students at Hampstead School.
The Grade 5 and 6 students, many of whom have cats as pets, were attentive and asked a lot of questions. Alexandra and Renee talked about the plight of homeless cats and went on to talk not only about the CSLCC, but also about what it means to be responsible pet owners.
Alexandra and Renee intend on visiting other schools in the community to continue to spread their important message.
The CSLCC’s team of volunteers set out to trap as many  cats as possible, have them sterilized and then adopted or returned to a place where they will be fed. The committee has also rescued a number of   kittens and found homes for them. The city’s first ever cat licensing bylaw was adopted last fall.

For more information call 514-485-6806, ext. 2200 or log on towww.cotesaintluc.org/cats.

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