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 paulamconnolly@eastlink.ca (or call 902-368-2216), or Vicky Smith at catactionpei@gmail.com.

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

Cat Food Donations    Cat Food Donation    Donation from Kathleen Gallant  Cat Food Donations SW 2


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

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The Donna Hickox Feed the Ferals Program

Donna Hickox was a valued volunteer of the Cat Action Team in PEI, since the Team was formed.  She was very concerned about the care of the stray/feral/barn cats after they were trapped, neutered, and released.  One of her concerns was that there be enough food to keep the cats fed and comfortable.  She was a regular helper in the distribution of food.

When she died on April 24, 2010, money that was given as a memorial to Donna was used to purchase cat food.

On July 2nd of the same year, Vicky Smith and Paula Connolly decided to approach the CAT Board with the idea of collecting pennies so that food could be obtained.  With the Board’s approval, Pennies for Paws was born.  By the end of the year, approximately $1,000 had been gathered.

When pennies were no longer being made, the name of the fund was changed to Feed the Ferals.  Shortly after that, the fund was changed to the Donna Hickox Feed the Ferals Program.  Islanders (and some off-Island friends) continue to help this Program.

Since the fall of 2013, donations of cat food have been requested (a tax receipt may be obtained upon receipt of a completed in-kind donation form and sales slip).  People are generous with food donations – some have donated several times.

The Donna Hickox Feed the Ferals Program ended in November 2016.  Our thanks to the many supporters who donated their pennies, their other change, and their coffee money that helped purchase cat food for community cats in need.

Thank you to Cat Action Team members Paula Connolly and Vicky Smith for their efforts over the past six years.

Link to poster:  https://cats-pei.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/FtF-Cat-Food-Appeal-04-2015.pdf

FtF Cat Food Appeal 04 2015


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


Co-ordinators, Paula Connolly paulamconnolly@eastlink.ca and Vicky Smith catactionpei@gmail.com

Paula Accepting Cat Treats from Blue Ribbon Pet Supply

Paula accepting over 150 bags of Orijen cat treats from Blue Ribbon Pet Supply







Cat Food Drop-off Location

Sunnybrook Farms Pet Supply

Thank you to Sunnybrook Farms Pet Supply for using the proceeds of a Tack Sale to purchase cat food for Cat Action Team colony cats.  Thanks, also, for the donations of Blue Seal cat food (for every can customers purchased, a can was donated to “Feed the Ferals”).

Thank you to everyone who has donated cat food to date, including cats Kringle and Quincy.  Several cats will benefit from your generosity.