Maggie is one of the 71 cats re-homed by TMARS in 2021, and an alumni of the 2021 ‘kitten season’. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Maggie is one of the 71 cats re-homed by TMARS in 2021, and an alumni of the 2021 ‘kitten season’. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Twin Meadows hold 2nd Easter raffle to raise funds ahead of ‘kitten season’

Spring yeilds a lot of young animals for TMARS to find forever homes for

Twin Meadows Animal Rescue is currently raising funds for the upcoming ‘kitten season’ – a time of year when animal welfare groups deal with a lot of newborn kittens and female cats that are abandoned.

“Kitten season is always busy and we often get pregnant momma cats coming or abandoned kittens coming into our care,” said Alex Simons of Twin Meadows.

“We need to use our funds to make sure we vet and fix the momma cats and the kittens, so as they can go to their forever homes without the worry of them producing more unwanted kittens or catching avoidable conditions or diseases.

“Last spring kitten season, we had over 24 cats and kittens in our care at once that we had to vet and fix, so we know this spring might not be much different.”

Enter the 2nd annual Easter 50/50 raffle, where Twin Meadows have a raffle and draw for Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford and Cranbrook. There are 1,000 tickets available, at $10 for 5 tickets in each community.

Those who buy a ticket are in the running for a chance to win up to $1,000, with money raised to go towards vet care in anticipation of kitten season.

To enter, e-transfer to twinmeadowsanimalrescue@gmail.com and include your name, phone number and town to entered into a draw. The winners of each raffle will be drawn in the evening on Easter Sunday, Apr. 17. The deadline to buy a ticket is 5pm that night.

For more information on Twin Meadows, visit their website at twinmeadowsanimalrescue.org. You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram.

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