Urgent Appeal to help our rescues!

Tapa Cat Rescue is home to approximately 35 adult cats who we were unable to find homes for … out of more than 800 kittens and cats that have made their way through our doors in the past 8-9 years.  We are so grateful to our Fundraising Coordinator, Danielle Tremblay, our monthly sponsors and the ongoing support of so many generous donors who have helped us so much along the way.

We love being able to provide a home for cats that would otherwise be living on the streets.  It does however require a huge financial commitment for their day to day needs.  This past year many of our “older” residents have required dentistry, which is costly but necessary to ensure they are not in pain with rotten teeth.  Yesterday morning one of our residents was in an emergency dental situation requiring immediate surgery.  Thanks to Dr. Jim Gillis at the Bedford Highway Veterinary Hospital, Graydy was rushed into surgery and the problem tooth was removed, along with several other required extractions.

We are urgently low on funds and would be so grateful for any donations towards the care of our rescues.  Donations can be made on our account at the Bedford Highway Veterinary Hospital, by email transfer:  tapacatrescue@outlook.com, through CanadaHelps.org https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/tapa-cat-rescue-society

or by mail (Tapa Cat Rescue Society, PO Box 212 Stn Main, Halifax NS B3J 2M4).

If anyone has any suggestions for a fundraising event (no matter how small), we would love to hear from you!  Thank you so much!!

Home from surgery!Graydy being welcomed home from dental surgery by his friend Kirby!

Meet three of our sponsored cats!

Our sincere thanks to some of our monthly donors who are sponsors of some of our beautiful permanent rescues!

WILBUR (sponsored by Sharon W.) has been with our rescue for several years.  He is a sweet, beautiful boy who was so emaciated when he arrived, that he would not survive.  But with vet care and home care, we were able to get him on his feet and he made remarkable progress!

OLIVER (sponsored by Evelyn S.) was sadly returned to our rescue 3 times.  He is a shy boy, but each time he came back to us, he settled immediately.  He is doing fantastic with his many cat friends and is super affectionate!

CASPER (sponsored by Darlene M.) came to us last year after a huge snow storm. He was in rough shape, but quickly bonded to some of our other permanent rescues and made himself right at home!  He is not a candidate for adoption … not because he is FIV+ … but because he doesn’t like to be picked up.  He is super happy with his cat friends, and thanks to sponsorship we were able to keep him permanently.

Check back to meet more of our sponsored rescues!

Would you like to sponsor one of our permanent rescues?  We’ll be posting some of them in the near future.  Feel free to contact us for more information:  tapacatrescue@outlook.com.  Some of our sponsors donate directly through CanadaHelps.org :


Stars on Ice Fundraising Tickets (Halifax Scotiabank Centre April 29, 2016)

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STARS ON ICE TICKETS – Tapa Fundraiser!
We have FOUR tickets available, lower bowl, guaranteed to be in the first 10 rows! $75 each. Scotiabank Centre: Fri, April 29
We will sell them as pairs, individually, or all 4!!  Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing:  tapacatrescue@outlook.com
(Halifax, NS) – Talk about your star-studded lineup. The Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt 2016 Tour will feature the Men’s, Pairs and Ice Dance winners from the 2016 Canadian figure skating championships in Halifax last month, as well as the men’s champion from the 2016 ISU European Championships in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
Eight-time champion Patrick Chan, five-time champions Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford, and two-time champions Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje will all represent Canada, while four-time European champion Javier Fernández will represent Spain, at the upcoming 2016 World Figure Skating Championships in Boston. All of these champions will join the Stars on Ice tour that will visit Halifax on Friday, April 29 for a 7:30 PM performance at the Scotiabank Centre.
Additionally, after a decade-long absence from the Tour, two-time Olympic Silver Medallist, three-time World Champion, and seven-time Canadian Champion Elvis Stojko is returning to Canada’s premier figure skating tour.


Sincere thanks to CN Railroaders in the Community

Cecil Smith2 Sept2015Our sincere thanks to CN Railroaders in the Community for their  Retired Employee Volunteer Grant !  Retired Railroader Cecil Smith volunteered more than 52 hours with Tapa Cat Rescue in 2015!  At 82 years of age, Cecil helped get our books ready for our year end, collected recycling, helped out at flea markets, and checked our mailbox on a weekly basis!!  He has been a huge supporter of Tapa over the years and we are so grateful for his support!!!  He is a fabulous volunteer … and also my father!!  THANK YOU DAD!!!!