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Bide Awhile Animal Shelter Society

Bide Awhile Animal Shelter has been providing a safe space for lost and abandoned animals for over 50 years.  At Bide Awhile, our main priority is ensuring the psychological and physical needs of the animals are being met.  Our open concept cat room offers a comfortable environment for the cats to freely run around and socialize.  We are also equipped with six maternity rooms, where expectant mothers can comfortably await the arrival of their newborns. 

When animals first arrive at our shelter, they spend 14 days in isolation where they are closely monitored for illness and receive all necessary vet care before heading to our main room.  These 14 days are important in ensuring all animals leave our shelter happy and healthy.

Every animal that comes through Bide Awhile is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested for feline leukemia, dewormed, microchipped, receives up-to-date vet checks and are socialized. 

It costs a minimum of $350 dollars for every animal that comes through our shelter.  While we make up for some of the costs in adoption fees, we truly do rely on donations from the public to sustain our operations.
Please consider making a donation to support our work for the animals in our community. As we receive no government funding, donations are a large part of maintaining operations. 

Did you know that we have a monthly giving program – the Kennel Klub?  The Kennel Klub allows donors to make a monthly donation via cheque or credit card, and in return we send you the inside scoop on animals within our shelter.  Monthly giving helps us to plan and budget our resources for the entire year. Donors enjoy monthly giving as they find can donate more over a period of time, than they would be able to at one time. Learn more about our Kennel Klub.

We want you to know that animal shelters are a safe place.  At Bide Awhile, we treat every animal as if they were our own.

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