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Our story…

Action Volunteers for Animals (AVA) is an all-volunteer run charitable animal rescue dedicated to improving the lives of stray and feral animals. We have been a registered charity since 1981 and operate thanks to generous donations by individuals and pet charities. We work predominantly in the GTA (Peel Region, York Region, Durham Region, Hamilton and Toronto) and are sometimes able to help cats in other areas of Ontario and Quebec. Many animals are homeless until AVA comes to their aid. Rescued cats are vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Many of the rescued cats also require medical treatment; each year we pay for surgeries, x-rays, medications, blood tests, dental procedures and hospitalizations. Cats are then placed in foster homes until they are ready to be adopted to their forever homes.

Team members

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e.g., John, Smith, or

Heather McCagherty

Raised: $1,891.31

Team captain

Denise Harkins

Raised: $1,414.71

Joy Stuart

Raised: $1,089.78

Milla McCagherty

Raised: $932.27

Samantha Griffin

Raised: $881.80

Bethany Gillingham

Raised: $668.25

Tammy Patten

Raised: $608.54

Lisa Hicks

Raised: $528.41

Kimberly Hackett

Raised: $408.71

Megan Rousseau

Raised: $328.73

Nicole Garden

Raised: $327.25

Megan Irving

Raised: $320.68

Jennifer Pedersen

Raised: $285.82

Kaitlyn Simms

Raised: $236.58

Jodie St. John

Raised: $190.74

Ruth Holmes

Raised: $163.91

Paul Leclair

Raised: $160.46

Rita Schepok

Raised: $132.66

Dan Simons

Raised: $110.23

Jennifer Johnson

Raised: $82.43

Grace Kendall

Raised: $67.30

Khrystyne Dowson

Raised: $55.10

Michael Langley

Raised: $39.50

Tyler Caswell

Raised: $39.50

Greg St John

Raised: $27.80

Cindy Wright

Raised: $23.40

Andrew Hackett

Raised: $11.70

Nadia Caswell

Raised: $11.70

Antoine Saliba

Raised: $0.00

Pearl-Lynne Chen

Raised: $0.00

Stephen SImms

Raised: $0.00

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jun 12 Fatima Cannon $108.31
Jun 07 tammy pike $108.31
Jun 05 Taylor St. John Undisclosed amount
Jun 03 Jacqueline Chevalier Thank you again, and especially thank you from Santin! $33.16
Jun 02 Joan Elliott $27.80
Jun 01 Selina Gravelle You're awesome 😁 Good Luck 💜 $6.33
Jun 01 Elaina Decicco $11.70
Jun 01 Mariana Huesca $27.80
Jun 01 Eric Woodley $33.16
Jun 01 Austin Martins $6.33