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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –After their bottle drive didn’t yield the results they were hoping for, the North Peace Forgotten Felines Society is continuing to fundraise in hopes of getting a new transport vehicle for their rescue.

The Society works to rescue and rehabilitate feral cats, and takes in surrendered cats in Fort St. John, Taylor, Fort Nelson, and Hudson’s Hope. 

Tricia Ouellette, president and founder of the Society, says that once feral cats have been rehabilitated, they are then transported to partner rescues down south for adoption.

The Society is hoping to add to the $5,000 donation they received from Shell to purchase a shuttle bus.

“We’re still trying to get a little bit more funding for our vehicle. We’re hoping to get like a shuttle bus, so that way we can bring it with kennels and have it to where all the cats have enough adequate space for transport for that period of time,” Ouellette said.

Once the Society is able to purchase their vehicle, they’ll also help partner rescues with transporting their animals as well.

Ouellette also says the Society has seen a lot of surrendered cats since the holidays, increasing the need for foster homes.

“We are in desperate need of fosters. We supply everything you need. We work very closely with our fosters and they would be a big part of helping us save lives,” Ouellette explained in a post on Facebook.

“It truly takes a village. Fosters need to be inside homes only,” Ouellette continued.

Ouellette says that since the beginning of the pandemic, NPFFS has helped rescue 247 cats, 87 of which were removed from one person’s home.

Those interested in aiding the Society can donate food, supplies, or make a monetary contribution.

To learn more, visit the Society’s Facebook group here  or email Ouellette at npforgottenfelines@gmail.com.

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