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…

Christmas Fundraiser

Christmas Cheer Raffle Draw



Christmas Cheer Raffle

Draw date:  December 17th

1st Prize:
Carl Brydon of New Haven

2nd Prize:
Susan Gabin of Kildare


Thank you to all who sold or bought tickets.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Thank you to the businesses and individuals who so generously donated items for the prize baskets.

Thanks, also, to Josh Blinder (of Global Pet Foods in Charlottetown) for picking out the winning tickets.

December Auction
A silent auction was held at CAT’s Online Yard/Auction Sales Facebook group in December.

Thank you to everyone who placed bids!

We would like to thank the following individuals and businesses who kindly donated items for this auction:  Vesey’s Seeds Ltd., John and Robin, Nishka Smith, Yogi Fell, Judy Weaver, Helen Power-Lewis, Kim and Keith, Gayle and other CAT members.


Cat Action Team members participated in the Kensington Craft Fair.  We wouldn’t have had such success without the generous support of those who donated items for our table, and to the public for purchasing merchandise and raffle tickets.  Our thanks to Judy Weaver, Nishka Smith, Kathleen Williams, Gayle Adams and to Kim and Keith DiStasio for your donations of crafts and baked goods.  Thank you to the members for their time and efforts at the craft fair.


Kim and Keith

Debbie and Kim


Fall Fundraisers


14612393_973523989440650_6885792028611278276_oThank you to Summerside Animal Hospital for inviting the Cat Action Team to its Animal Health Week Open House on October 8th. Thanks, also, to everyone who stopped by to chat with Cat Action Team members.


Congratulations to Jenn Boylan of Summerside, winner of the Kitty Litter “Basket” prize!

Our thanks to all who made a donation, purchased raffle tickets, catnip mice, cat grass and other items that were available.

Thanksgiving Hamper O’ Plenty Raffle

Congratulations to the winner, Janie Glover!


Winning ticket was drawn by Courtney Gilbert of Pet Valu, Charlottetown.

Photo by Kelsie Jamieson of Pet Valu.

Thank you, Courtney and Kelsie.

Thanks to all who donated items, sold and purchased tickets!

Cat Action Team Facebook Auction

Congratulations to the winners of these auction items!  Thank you to all who participated and made it such a success.

Our thanks, also, to the individuals and businesses for their kindness in donating items for the auction.

CAT’s Online Yard/Auction Sales Facebook group –

Auction Items 1

Item #1:  Beanz Espresso Bar & Café Coffee Credit donated by a CAT member
Item #2:  Vesey’s Seeds $25 Gift Card donated by Vesey’s Seeds Ltd
Item #3:  Starlite Diner $15 Gift Card donated by Starlite Diner & Dairy Bar
Item #4:  Ceramic fish cat bowl set donated by a CAT member
Item #5:  Ceramic Elephant Tea Pot (Black) donated by a CAT member
Item #6:  Ceramic Elephant Tea Pot (White) donated by a CAT member
Item #7:  Custom Pet Portrait by artist Kathleen Williams, donated by the artist

Auction Items 2

Item #8:  Nicy Boehme 1000 piece puzzle donated by a CAT member
Item #9:  Kaspersky Internet Security donated by a CAT member
Item #10:  Hudson Watch donated by a CAT member
Item #11:  Cat bead purse with cat pin donated by a CAT member
Item #12:  Silvertone Bracelet with sparkling marcasite insets and Storrs Glacier Perle (Abalone Shell) “Cats Playing” Pin donated by a CAT member
Item #13:  Wall picture. Approx. 3’x1′ donated by a CAT member

Auction Items 3Item #14:  Set of two ceiling lights donated by a CAT member
Item #15:  Heated Pet Bowl donated by a CAT member
Item #16:  Box of Angels, Set of Two boxes donated by Carol Coffin
Item #17:  Set of two Boxes of Angels donated by Carol Coffin
Item #18:  Guitar Chords Book donated by a CAT member
Item #19:  A Blessing of Toads by Sharon Lovejoy donated by a CAT member
Item #20:  The History of Ornithology donated by a CAT member
Item #21:  Stain Removal Book donated by a CAT member
Item #22:  Epson Coloured Printer donated by a CAT member
Item #23:  Canada 150th anniversary commemorative tulip bulbs donated by a CAT member

Veseys Bulbs Fall 2016


Vesey’s Bulbs Fall Fundraiser ended September 30, 2016.

Our thanks to the public for your interest and to the organizer for her efforts with this fundraiser.




Yard & Bake Sale for Cat Food

August 27th, 2016

Kathleen, Norma, Hester, Myrna, Tom and Allie held a Yard & Bake Sale in Summerside.  It was a tremendous success!  Proceeds were used to buy numerous bags and cans of cat food to help community cats in need.

Thank you, Ladies and Tom!  Thanks, also, to everyone who contributed items for the Sale, and to the public for your support.

Myrna, Tom, Allie, Norma and Kathleen

Cat Food Drive

August 12th-13th, 2016

Paula and Debbie

Thank you to the public for your generous donations to the Cat Action Team’s cat food drive!

Our thanks, also, to the Charlottetown WalMart store for permitting “CAT” to hold the cat food drive there.

Thank you to Members Paula and Debbie for volunteering!

Our thanks to Natalia Goodwin of CBC PEI for your article about the food drive and to everyone who shared information about the food drive or helped in any way.


Feline food drive planned to help nourish P.E.I. cat colonies, by Natalia Goodwin, CBC News Prince Edward Island, August 7, 2016