Important Changes to Spay-Neuter Program
Aug. 10, 2023 Update
Due to long waits for surgical appointments in Virden, we have expanded the LCSN program to include the vet clinic in Redvers, SK. (approx. 40 minutes from Virden).
The management at Head for the Hills has generously agreed to offer reduced spay-neuter pricing to pet owners who have been approved by Virden Pet Network for LCSN. This is particularly helpful to owners of pets that need the procedure sooner than later since Redvers can usually get us in within a week or two.
Feb. 14, 2023
Our friends at Virden Animal Hospital are doing an amazing job trying to manage a high demand for vet services and a shortage of veterinarians (which is impacting many clinics across the province.)
This has meant that many of the pets we approve for our Low Cost Spay Neuter Program are having to wait four months or longer to get the procedure done in Virden.
To reduce this bottleneck, we've decided to limit our LCSN program to a smaller geographic area, as a temporary measure, until things improve. We are also limiting access to the LCSN program to one pet per family until the situation eases.
Please visit our LCSN page to learn about the new guidelines to find out if you qualify. Thank you for your understanding.
Nine the cat and his relieved mom Joy
"Miracles Can Happen"
The cat came back!
This is the story of Nine, the cat who came back after being lost for six months, told by his owner Joy Lees of Virden.
On May 17, 2022, my cat Nine, went missing from around Ice Cream Island in Virden. I spent the next few weeks biking around town every day looking for him.
I asked everyone I knew to keep an eye out for him and put multiple posts up on Facebook for him. I searched every lost pet group that I could find in the area with no luck.
Then I got a call from my friend's mom. She told me that Nine was sneaking in her doggie door at night and during the day when she wasn't home! He had finally warmed up to her enough that he ended up crawling in bed with her the night before! She figured out that it was him for sure.
Thank you Kellie Flannery for bringing my Nine home to me six months later!!
Miracles can happen and I want to thank Kellie (and her neighbor) for feeding him for the last while, Rick Walker for tirelessly watching for him and sending me every post he saw with black cats in it, and the Virden Pet Network for putting up with my endless messages to them in regards to cats that I thought were maybe Nine and also for posting his missing ad over and over for me.
He's glad to be home and Kat and I are even more glad to have him home!!