—Sunday, April 11. Calvin Spacil (left) picks up a kitty sweater for from Boundary Helping Hands’ president Kim Feeny. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

—Sunday, April 11. Calvin Spacil (left) picks up a kitty sweater for from Boundary Helping Hands’ president Kim Feeny. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks cat shelter raises over $1,000 through online auction

President Kimberly Feeny said proceeds will go to veterinary treatment for rescued cats

The Boundary’s only dedicated cat shelter raised over $1,500 through last week’s online auction.

Cat-lovers from across the Boundary bid on cat accessories and bumper stickers through the Boundary Helping Hands Feline Rescue Society’s (Helping Hands) Facebook page the week of April 1-8.

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Helping Hands’ president Kimberly Fenny said proceeds will go a long way to the helping the organization’s furry charges.

Helping Hands’ president Kim Feeny smiles at ‘Mayonnaise.’ The cuddly orange and white cat was recently adopted to a loving family. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Helping Hands’ president Kim Feeny smiles at ‘Mayonnaise.’ The cuddly orange and white cat was recently adopted to a loving family. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Shelter volunteers work to find fur-ever homes for feral and abandoned cats rescued across the Boundary. Many kitties are in a bad way when they come to the the society’s Grand Forks shelter, and the shelter is dutifully raising money to nurse them back to health.

Helping Hands’ president Kim Feeny holds ‘Wizard,’ recently rescued from a feral colony in Christina Lake. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Helping Hands’ president Kim Feeny holds ‘Wizard,’ recently rescued from a feral colony in Christina Lake. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

It costs around $150 to neuter, vaccinate, de-worm and microchip males, Feeny said, noting that the bill is around $50 more for females. Many rescues need more extensive veterinary treatment before they can leave the shelter, she added.

The shelter at 6932 2nd St. is open by appointment, seven days a week. Those looking to adopt cats or who want to volunteer at the shelter are asked to call Feeny at 250-801-0519.


 

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