We were founded by dedicated, cat loving people. With many years of experience with volunteering with other rescues we have come together with a great and vast range of experiences. From cat trapping and cat care, to fostering and bottle feeding babies, to adoption experience and even fund raising and online marketing skills.
We recognized a need helping the cats in our region for trapping and TNR for the vast number of feral cats living on the streets to help reduce and eventually remove them from existence, like what has been done with stray dogs.
We also recognize that these cats also are comprised of pet cats that have somehow ended up living on the street from either escaping or being dumped outside. These cats, that are rescued and social will enter our foster home program and an attempt to find the original owner will be made, if none is found they will become a part of our adoption program.
Kerstin Hutchinson, the other founder with Sue, is now managing director. She has over eight years experience in cat rescue. This experience includes managing a team of volunteers caring for cats in pet stores. She is also an adoption counsellor and a social media and website contributor and a jack of all trades, filling in wherever needed. She brings business experience and a background in internet marketing along with her passion for helping cats. She resides with her husband and 4 supurrvisors and newest supurrvisor Charlie (aka. Chonk one of the first kittens rescued).
Danna Ferrarese is new to the world of cat rescue, but is happy to be volunteering her time to help with fundraising, finding auction and donation items and other initiatives that help keep the CHCR up and running. Danna works full time in the private sector and enjoys spending her free time gardening, being in nature and volunteering with causes close to her heart. Danna has 2 cats and can’t wait to add a new fur family member in the near future.
One of our foster co-ordinators she and Julie have the job of managing our foster homes, intake and surgeries. Carrie comes to us with vast amounts of experience rescuing, fostering and adopting cats. She is a lover of animals and has also rescued dogs, racoons, squirrels, rats and more!
One of our foster co-ordinators she and Carrie have the job of managing our foster homes, intake and surgeries. Carrie comes to us with vast amounts of experience rescuing, fostering and adopting cats. She is a lover of animals and has also rescued dogs, racoons, squirrels, rats and more!
Karley is the the one behind our in person events and fantastic prices and saleable items. She is an amazing crocheter and cat mom.
This Julie is our procurement extraordinaire who works on securing items for our auctions primarily but for anyone needing items for fundraising.
Our Social Media expert who has joined to help keep everyone up to date on the going’s on with CHCR and help grow our community of followers.
Heading up our Every Toe Bean Counts Monthly Donor Programme she is ensuring to keep our wonderful monthly donors are informed of how they are helping. Yaara is also one of our amazing foster!
Part of our amazing fundraising team she will be bringing you fun lottery based events.
Nicole has helped our rescue for a while as foster and now as part of our fundraising team with the goal of finding and applying for grants.
Nicholas Sears is a recent graduate of Sir Sandford Fleming College that’s eager to use his applied skills and knowledge to better help out his local communities and the CHCR. Nick works as the online auctions technician, and will responsible for making sure the auctions events run smoothly. Nick enjoys classic literature, gardening, and nature walks.
Sue, one of our 2 founders, has left her active role in the rescue but still supports us in spirit as she travels the world. The principles of our rescue live on in what she helped create.