Welcome To Katie’s Place
Katie’s Place is a volunteer-run animal shelter in Maple Ridge We rescue and nurture animals, and we are a no-kill shelter. Two principals guide us: all life is valuable, and we are responsible for improving the quality of life for all those in our care. We make no judgment on whose life is worth rescuing. The sick, elderly and homely are as precious to us as the healthy, young and attractive. We advocate for the provision of responsible, respectful and compassionate care to animals within our community. We participate in public education as a preventive measure to ensure the quality of life for companion and other domestic animals. We work closely with other rescue organizations and resources to meet the needs of homeless animals in our community. We ensure the sterilization of all animals prior to adoption to address the issue of companion animal overpopulation and homelessness.
Katie’s Place started helping animals in January of 2001. We became a registered charity in 2005 (Charitable Registration No: 86250 6037 RR0001). We take in mostly cats but we also take other small animals that have nowhere else to go. We ensure that all cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, tattooed or microchipped, and have their basic inoculations prior to adoption.
Our funding comes entirely from donations, fundraising and applying for grants. The funds go directly to animal care. Less than three percent is spent on maintenance (eg. phone, bank charges, insurance). No remuneration of any kind goes to anybody who works for Katie’s Place.