Cat Action’s Annual General Meeting 2024

Annual General Meeting 2024

Date: April 7th, 2024 at 2pm
Location: Sobeys Community Room, 39 Babineau Avenue, Charlottetown
The meeting will include the presentation of two annual reports: a financial report from the Auditor and a general report on the organization’s affairs from the Chairperson.
Members who have paid dues before Dec 31, 2023, are eligible to run for a position on the CAT board. Interested members are encouraged to reach out to Gayle Adams, the Secretary, at, to signal their intent before the meeting.

Cat Action’s Milestones 2012-2017

2017 AGM

Dr. Peter Foley’s presentation summary:  681 cats spayed/neutered in 2016, for a grand total of 11,615 cats since 2000.

No cats tested positive for FeLV in 2016, at AVC’s Saturday neuter clinics!

No cats tested positive for FIV at AVC’s Saturday neuter clinics for years 2014, 2015 and 2016!

2016 AGM

Dr. Peter Foley provided the Membership with the TNR statistics for 2015:  873 cats were treated, vaccinated and spayed or neutered.  The Cat Action Team has had 10,934 cats go through its TNR program since its beginnings.

2015 AGM

Dr. Peter Foley presented the 2014 TNR statistics.  Six hundred thirty-four (634) cats and kittens were spayed or neutered throughout the year.

From 2000 to 2014, a total of 9,972 cats and kittens have been trapped, neutered and returned.


During Dr. Peter Foley’s presentation at CAT’s 2014 AGM, it was revealed that 855 cats and kittens had been spayed or neutered in 2013.  

From 2000 to 2013, a total of 9,338 cats and kittens have been spayed or neutered.

ShyOneAt the 2013 AGM of the Cat Action Team, Dr. Peter Foley of the Atlantic Veterinary College reported that 1,022 cats were spayed or neutered at clinics organized by the Cat Action Team in 2012.

As of December 31, 2012, a total of 8,483 cats had been spayed or neutered in CAT clinics since our founding in 2000.

Milo2The Dr. Els Animal Champion Award has been awarded three years in a row to members of the Cat Action Team.



TinyTooCAT has received a series of grants from PetSmart Charities of Canada®.

The Pegasus Family Foundation Grant

Dr. Eric K. Butler and Ms. Suzanne L. Rocca-Butler, through The Pegasus Family Foundation, have been providing annual grants to the Cat Action Team since 2003.

These grants support spay/neuter clinics, emergency medical and surgical care of feral cats, as well as the adoption of healthy and adoptable cats in PEI.

Dr. and Ms. Butler also provide financial support for Feral Fridays, a spay/neuter clinic held on Fridays at the Atlantic Veterinary College.

The Pegasus Family Fund is an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Pegasus Grant:  July-October 2016

This grant was used for community cats needing to be spayed/neutered and treated in the western area of Prince County, in a concerted effort to quickly control the growth of colonies of cats reported in that area.  TNR efforts were targeted toward thirty-five new or existing colonies – eighty-two cats were helped.

Pegasus Grant:  September 2014 – March 2015

Trap-neuter-return of “community cats” (unowned stray, feral and barn cats) was targeted to one area of Prince Edward Island – Montague in Kings County.  Cats were brought to the Montague Veterinary Clinic by farmers as well as caretakers of colonies of cats.  Fifty-four cats – 27 males, 27 females – were examined, treated for intestinal parasites, vaccinated (feline rhinotracheitis, calici, panleukopenia viruses, chlamydia, rabies) and spayed or neutered.  The cats were picked up later in the day by those who brought them in and released in their territory 24-48 hours after their surgeries.

The Cat Action Team achieved its objective – to spay/neuter and treat as many colonies of cats as grant funds allowed.  There are now fifty-four cats in better health and no longer able to breed.  The farmers, caretakers and their community benefited from these cats receiving care.  Possibly as a result of these cats being helped, a company in the Montague area offered to build twenty-one drop traps to help the Cat Action Team in its work.  It was an unexpected, but most welcome, offer.

Pegasus Grant:  August – October 2013

Unowned outdoor cats from several communities were helped by the funds from this grant.  A total of 59 cats (38 females, 19 males) were treated, vaccinated, tattooed and spayed or neutered.  The Montague Veterinary Clinic, Kensington Veterinary Clinic and the Summerside Animal Hospital provided the needed services.

One of our goals was to ensure that whenever we trapped and neutered a colony, there were no unaltered males or females left that might reproduce again and neutralize the gains we had made. To that end, there were sometimes challenges in trapping the last remaining and elusive cat that remained unaltered. Our trappers were determined, however, and we were successful most of the time. A second challenge is that stray cats would sometimes appear in a colony that had been done, lost or abandoned by heartless owners who thought that dropping a cat off “in the country” was a good idea. We relied on our caregivers to notify us when this happened before those newly arrived strays could produce litters.

The project to spay, neuter, and vaccinate the stray, feral, and barn cats of PEI is ongoing. Although we are making progress, there is much left to do…

Feed the Ferals: Cat Food Appeal

The Cat Action Team provides food where needed, thanks to the generous donations of cat food, or funds donated for cat food, from Island residents.

Donations of cat food are distributed to a number of cat colonies throughout the province – colonies that have no one caring for them, as well as to some of the caretakers who need assistance in feeding their colony cats.

Would you like to help the colony cats, too?  

If so, some suggestions to consider: 

  • Donate cat food
  • Donate opened bags of cat food
  • A cat food collection drive at your school, business or in your community
  • Monetary donations (do you still have pennies and wondering what to do with them?)  
  • Gift cards, Canadian Tire “money”
  • Business owners/managers:  permit an in-store cat food collection bin, donate bags or cans of cat food that have been damaged or close to expiry

To donate or in need of further information, please contact the “Feed the Ferals” co-ordinators Paula Connolly at (or call 902-368-2216), or Vicky Smith at

An in-kind donation receipt may be obtained by providing the sales receipt for the cat food along with your full name and mailing address.  

Blue Ribbon Pet Supply of Charlottetown, PEI made a donation of over 150 bags of cat treats to Paula Connolly, a co-ordinator of CAT’s “Feed the Ferals” program.

Paula Accepting Cat Treats from Blue Ribbon Pet Supply




Pet Valu, Summerside, fund-raised for the Cat Action Team throughout the month of April, including a special event on the 18th that included pet nail-trimming and a self-serve dog wash.  This store and its staff’s efforts in support of PEI’s community cats is greatly appreciated.

Pet Valu Customer Donations

The Cat Action Team and the co-ordinators of The Donna Hickox Feed the Ferals Program would like to thank Pet Valu, Staff and customers for your very generous donations of cat food and gift cards during a recent month-long fundraiser. Your kindness will provide meals for many outdoor cats.  

Thank you for your support!

Cat Food Donations SWA woman saved the money she would normally have spent at coffee shops, and then used the money to buy cat food for colony cats.

Thank you!

Some of the other cat food donations.

Cat Food Donations

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Sunnybrook Farms Pet Supply
601 Read Drive, Summerside
(902) 724-7387

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