Our Story

The CARMA  mission is to bring community cat populations into balance through trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs, to improve the lives of these cats, to support long-term cat population solutions in communities, and to give a voice for the compassionate care of free-roaming cats..

Our immediate goal is to humanely reduce the number of unwanted cats and kittens dying needless premature deaths and to place non-feral homeless cats and kittens in responsible homes. We accomplish this by operating TNR (trap-neuter-return) programs where colonies of stray, abandoned and feral cats exist under the care of a responsible, cooperative individual or community.  As resources allow, we also assist care givers with food, shelter and essential medical care for their colony cats.

Our long term goals include supporting education to change attitudes regarding the importance of spay/neutering and working with other animal rescue groups to bring about legislation for the benefit of all animals.

CARMA began as a small group of three dedicated people that got together for the first time in 2005 in the attempt to save one little cat.  Since then, we have continued our work and grown into a registered Charity with chapters throughout  New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  Many members of the professional veterinary community have committed to our program, providing free and reduced fee services.

CARMA is an all volunteer registered charity. We have no paid employees and  are not underwritten  by any  corporate  sponsor, foundation or government agency. We depend  on donations and the fund-raising efforts of our volunteers to provide spay/neuter surgery and on-going support for unowned  free roaming cats.   All funds raised or donated remain in the community and  are used exclusively and entirely for the cats.

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