Pet of the Week

Best for Kitty
Helping cats & kittens of the Rainy River District

Welcome back to “Pet of the Week”. Although we took a bit of a break from the newspaper column over the summer and early fall, we certainly have not taken a break from helping cats. As we approach our one-year anniversary, we are proud to say we have now taken in over 70 abandoned or stray cats or kittens from across the district, and have found loving homes for almost all of them. We currently have five cats in foster care.

However, Best for Kitty is at a critical point in our existence. We are struggling to stay in operation. We had hoped that once a rescue got started in the Rainy River District, we would have some animal lovers who would step up to volunteer. Except for a very loyal core group of fosters, that has not happened. We are currently operating with only two or three volunteers involved in the day-to-day organization of the rescue, and one of those volunteers is a snowbird who will be heading south soon. In addition, while there was huge support with donations when we started, donations have now slowed to a trickle. If you can help in any way, either by volunteering to help with the rescue, fundraising or simply by donating, please reach out to us at

Now, on to our featured pet. Meet Daisy. Daisy is a young adult female who was found abandoned at Walleye Trailer Park. She had clearly produced a litter of kittens before she was found, but sadly no kittens could be located.

Daisy has been in foster care almost three months, which is longer than any other cat we currently have in care. We simply cannot figure out why this gorgeous, loving cat has not been adopted yet. She took a bit of time to adjust to her foster home but has turned out to be a fabulous, well-behaved cat. Since she came into our care, Daisy has been spayed and is up to date on her shots. She is ready for her forever home. If you think Daisy might be the companion you and/or your family are looking for, contact us at or message us on FB Messenger.