Wednesday, 21 September 2016

2016 Cats Meow Concert was a big success

By Mike Cohen

How proud am I of the Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee (CSLCC), a group I helped established six years ago? Very much so.

We are a small group of volunteers, dedicated to Trap, Neuter, Release and Adopt. Few communities on the island of Montreal have such an entity. While the city provides us with an annual grant of $5,000, we need more to fulfil our mission. There are veterinarian bills to pay and supplies to purchase. So a year into our existence we decided to start doing some fundraising. Our biggest event is a concert we present featuring the extraordinary Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Milo.

For a summary of the event click here.

Here is a video of the entire concert

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Reserve the date: Fifth Annual Cat's Meow Concert is Tuesday, August 23

The Côte Saint-Luc Cats Committee (CSLCC) will hold its annual fundraising concert on Tuesday, August 23 (7:30 p.m.) at the Syd Wise Auditorium (5785 Parkhaven) of the Marymount Adult Education Centre.  Featured performers will be the Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra,  conducted by Joseph Milo. Some members of his orchestra  will  also present solo performances  

Funds raised from   A Bouquet of Classics: The Music We All Love will go towards the CSLCC’s Trap, Neuter, Release and Adopt Program. There are many feral cats in the community. The CSLCC’s team of volunteers sets out to trap as many as possible, have them sterilized and then adopted or returned to the spot where they were originally found. The committee has also rescued many  kittens and found homes for them. In recent years the city has adopted cat licensing bylaw.

Did you know that there are many people who feed outdoor cats year-round; cats that we have had sterilized? 

Councillor Mike Cohen, responsible for Animal Protection in the city, notes that the concert will be an opportunity for people who love animals to enjoy an evening of fine music while contributing to a good cause.   He also wishes to announce that Nutrience Pet Food by Hagen, D’Arcy McGee Liberal MNA David Birnbaum and Expedia Cruises  will be the evening’s official sponsors.

The Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra (MWSO) was founded in 2006 by conductor  Milo and his wife Lucy Ravinsky. This one of a kind orchestra is composed of 55 musicians: about 80 percent of its members are from 15 countries around the world, while the remaining 20 percent are natives of Montreal who successfully facilitated the integration of the newcomers. They have been rehearsing at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall for many years and as part of the arrangement, they agree to perform a benefit concert once a year.  

Tickets are only $12 each (tax included) and can be purchased now at the following locations: the main desk at the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library (5851 Cavendish Boulevard); the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre (5794 Parkhaven Avenue); and the Côte Saint-Luc Hospital for Animals (7930 Baily Road). Tickets can be purchased at the first two locations by credit and debit card or cash and cash only at the Animal Hospital.

Councillors Cohen and Sam Goldbloom, who are co-chairing the event, note that information will be available that night for people interested in possibly joining the committee or adopting a cat.  A bake sale will be held at intermission. Proceeds from that will be directed towards a new fund administered by committee member Diane Liebling to provide cat food to our many feeders.

The committee wishes to thank Jacques Monfette, Michel Leblanc, Hipolito Corral and the staff at the Marymount Adult Education Centre for their cooperation, as well as key event organizers Alvin Fishman, Harold Cammy, Maurizio Giobbi,  Regine Banon and Lisa Milner for their assistance.

For more information call 514-485-6806, ext. 2200 or log on to

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Four cats need a home after their owner passes away

This is a note we received from Emilia in N.D.G. who needs to find homes for four cats.
My name is Emilia I live in Montreal, N.D.G. My neighbor passed away last week, leaving behind four cats: three  girls and one boy, aged between 5 and 8.
I already have two cats of my own, so I am trying to find them a home to avoid taking them to the SPCA. However, I haven't had much luck. All cat lovers I know are already full.
For now they are still in the apartment buy the end of the month approaching so I don't know until when I will be able keep them there.
EMAIL  if you or someone you know would like to adopt one or more of these cats. See their photos below.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Dumbo is looking for a home

Dumbo is looking for someone to bless him with a warm forever home. Found as a stray on Nuns' Island, he has been homeless and freezing out in the cold for too long. He is a very affectionate feline.

This handsome guy is incredibly sweet, friendly and gentle, about 3 or 4 years old, neutered, FIV+ (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus), but in excellent health. He’s so deserving of a second chance at a happy life in a single-cat home, or with other FIV+ kitties. Dumbo has a lot of wisdom, value and love to offer. To adopt Dumbo, please email:  Cats can live healthy lives as carriers and transmitters of FIV+. The chances of passing it along to another cat are rare and generally only occur if they get into a massive fight. Therefore, Dumbo would be better in a home as the only cat. "I will say," notes Shelley Schecter of Educhat, "that one of our vets adopted an FIV+ cat and she has two others. There have been no problems."

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Orange kitten available for adoption

We have this four month old orange kitten we have temporarily named Julep.
He is about four months old and has been vaccinated, de-wormed and castrated.
He is a very nice and cute boy who needs a forever home.
Email if you'd like to meet him.