What Does Oasis Do?
The primary purpose of Oasis for Animals is to rescue animals in need. Since we do not have a shelter facility, Oasis relies on a network of volunteer foster homes to provide care for these rescued animals. Every animal is spayed or neutered, may be tested for contagious illness, vaccinated and treated for any medical condition before it is adopted into a permanent, loving home.
Oasis for Animals is able to receive animals from rescue groups, overburdened shelters, or area veterinarians. When possible, we receive animals surrendered from people and also feral kittens that we tame and adopt out. Our primary focus is on rescuing animals about to be euthanized at shelters. Any stray animals must be taken to your local animal shelter. This will enable the animal to possibly be reunited with its owner. By networking with other shelters and rescue groups, Oasis is able to successfully assist individuals in placing and adopting animals. If you would like information on re-homing your pet, please refer to the PAWS web site for valuable information.
Oasis does not have any licensed wildlife rehabilitators among its volunteers. If you have found injured or possibly orphaned wildlife, please call the PAWS Wildlife Hospital at 425-787-2500, ext. 817. Find quick reference information at the PAWS web site.
Feral and Free-roaming Cats
Oasis helps feral (wild) and free-roaming cats by humanely trapping them. They can then be safely transported to a veterinarian to be spayed or neutered, tested for contagious or life-threatening illnesses and vaccinated. After recuperating in a sheltered environment, these cats can be re-released into their same, familiar environment as long as they have a source of food and the human population is willing to accept them. In some cases, Oasis may be able to help place these cats on farms to live out their lives as barn cats. For more information on feral cats, please refer to the following sites: Alley Cat Allies, Feral Care, South County Cats, and the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project. Learn the myths and facts about feral cats.
Encourage Spay/Neuter Surgeries
Every year, millions of healthy, adoptable animals are killed in shelters or abandoned by their owners and left to fend for themselves. Oasis for Animals wants to help end the needless killing of animals due to overpopulation. In order to accomplish that goal, all animals must be spayed or neutered. For more information on spay/neuter surgeries, please refer to the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project web site, and of course our own Spay and Neuter page.
Volunteers from Oasis for Animals will speak to local schools and community groups. Discussion topics include highlighting the importance of spaying and neutering pets, animal care, and welfare issues. We can even bring along one of our sweet dogs or cats to the speaking event. Please contact us if you are interested in having an Oasis volunteer appear at your event.