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Furry Fosters needed on Bowen

CAWES expects more cats and dogs in coming years, and is seeking fosters to keep up
Tyger, aka Sir Nigel Peabody III

One Sunday at the end of August, I had to say goodbye to a new best friend. His name was originally Tyger but as soon as I met him, he seemed more like a Nigel to me. Sir Nigel Peabody III was what I settled on… It’s all a bit of fun when we give our new friends names, but his new family (ultimately) had the choice to name him whatever they wanted. Quite honestly, I think he would respond to anything.

If you know me, or of me, then you have probably figured out that Sir Nigel is an animal. A three-legged cat to be precise, and one of the nicest cats I have ever known. I can honestly say that I have known/fostered or adopted at least 200 cats in my time. From first being at the SPCA and now from working with CAWES. Without bragging, I think it is true to say that I have been fostering animals until they find their own homes since around 1991.

And not just cats and dogs, but birds and other creatures too. It gives me so much pleasure to be able to care for an animal and send it on its way to a new loving home.

It’s not always easy. Stuff happens sometimes, and then, of course, comes the day to hand them over to another human being who you hope will love and care for them as much as you do. They usually do and all the angst is for nought.

My reason for writing this little piece is to find out if there are similar people on Bowen that would like to help with fostering. As CAWES goes into the next few years you will see us with more and more dogs and cats for adoption. Our ultimate goal is to have a small sanctuary and have them stay there with us until they find their forever home.

But in the meantime, we would like to be able to rely on our good friends on Bowen to help us out. All costs are undertaken by CAWES (unless you prefer to donate) for medications, food and necessities.

If you could lend a helping hand with our process, please send an email to me at or give me a call at 604-947-2555. Let’s save lives together.

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