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Who Are We?

DunRoamin’ Stray and Rescue is located in Florenceville-Bristol, NB and has operated as a registered charity since 2006.  Our mandate is to help those cats and dogs who have no one to care for them – the abandoned, abused, sick, injured and/or neglected who have no other alternative for life.  We focus on rescue and treatment of these strays, as well as humane education.  Our ultimate goal is to place the animals in loving homes where they can contribute as valuable family members.

What is ‘Cats for Seniors’?

‘Cats for Seniors’ is a fostering program organized and maintained by DunRoamin’ Stray and Rescue. It is designed to place available and appropriately- matched cats with senior citizens in a mutually-beneficial environment and relationship.

Why Was ‘Cats for Seniors’ Developed?

There is much evidence that a companion animal has a beneficial impact on the physical and mental well-being of an individual.  We have many beautiful, unowned cats in our community who are awaiting the opportunity to be that companion.

Why a Cat?

The daily needs of an adult cat are very simple:  companionship, a bowl of food (dry or canned), fresh water and a clean litter box (all DunRoamin’ cats are required to be indoor cats only).  Most cats will respond to your affection and be content to spend time in a caring home.  The gentle purr of your cat will help you relax and their play with a simple toy can keep you amused for hours.

Why Fostering?

Many seniors would greatly enjoy and benefit from the companionship of a cat but worry about three potential problems:

  • What happens to the cat if I have to go into the hospital or leave my home for any period of time?
  • What happens if I can no longer manage the tasks necessary to look after the cat?
  • What if the cat becomes ill and I am unable to afford treatment?

Under the ‘Cats for Seniors’ program, the “ownership” of the animal remains with DunRoamin’.  We are, therefore, able to provide the following:

  • Boarding of the cat if the senior is away from their home for a short period of time.
  • Return of the cat to DunRoamin’ in the event the senior is no longer able to care for the cat or is unable to remain in the program for any reason.
  • Veterinary care for the cat at no cost to the fostering senior.

A senior who joins the program will have the benefit of a feline companion without the worry of medical care or having to find a new home for the cat should they no longer be able to care for the pet in their home.

Who is Eligible?

During the initial phase of the project, seniors in the Florenceville-Bristol area are welcome to join our program.  After that, we plan to expand into the Woodstock/Hartland area.   Participants must be capable of providing for the physical needs of the cat, or have someone who is willing and able to assist them on a daily basis.

What will it cost me?

The average cost of food and cat litter is as little as $1 per day.  There is no cost to join the program.

How Does the Program Work?

A DunRoamin’ volunteer will come to your home to help you prepare for your new companion.

Once you are ready, your volunteer will arrange an appointment to allow you to meet the cats selected for our program – a very important step!  It is true that cats select you as much as you select them, so please allow plenty of time to meet with and get to know your potential new companion. 

All cats selected for the program are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and have personalities that have been evaluated to ensure they will fit quietly and lovingly into the homes and routines of the seniors.

After your cat comes home, your DunRoamin’ volunteer will visit and be in contact with you at regular intervals to ensure that you and your foster cat are happy, healthy and mutually compatible. 

Our volunteer will also help with any questions or problems you might have and will act as liaison with DunRoamin’ as required. 

How Do I Sign Up?

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact DunRoamin’ at 328-3380.

Contact DunRoamin'

Phone:  328-3380
Mail: DunRoamin’ Stray & Rescue
         55 Allison Road
         Riverbank, NB
         E7L 4J1

Check out our website at: www.dunroaminstrayandrescue.com

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