Ladybird Animal Sanctuary

A P.O. Box 80005 RPO Concession, Hamilton, ON L9A 0A6 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, birds, horses, reptiles, amphibians, and/or fish, farm-type animals.

Pets at Ladybird Animal Sanctuary

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  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female

This rescue hasn't posted any pets that match these criteria.

Areas Ladybird Animal Sanctuary Serves

Hamilton, Toronto and surrounding area

Ladybird Animal Sanctuary's Adoption Process

Ladybird wants to pair lovely pets with lovely people. Ladybird will do our best to find you the pet that’s just right for you. When you adopt a dog, cat or small animal from Ladybird you can rest easy knowing that your pet has received the following care:

-health check by a veterinarian
-spayed or neutered (dogs, cats and rabbits)
-de-wormed (dogs and cats)
-flea treatment (dogs and cats)
-microchip (dogs and cats)

To adopt an animal from Ladybird you must first fill out an Adoption Application indicating which Available Animal you wish to adopt. In addition, you music agree to Ladybird’s Terms of Adoption, provide suitable references, and agree to pay a non-refundable adoption fee (see fees below).

* Ladybird cannot guarantee that the animal you wish to adopt will still be available when you apply, as Adoption Application’s are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Please be patient as it might take some time for Ladybird volunteers to process your application.

* All adoption fees are non-refundable and help Ladybird to supplement the costs of the animal’s care during their time with Ladybird.

Cats: $125.00
Dogs: $250.00
Rabbits: $60.00
Guinea Pigs: $25.00
Rats, Hamsters, Degus, Gerbils, Mice: $20.00

About Ladybird Animal Sanctuary

Ladybird Animal Sanctuary is a unified voice for abandoned, abused and neglected animals in our community. Together, through a system of volunteers, foster homes, educators, animal lovers and exceptionally generous people, we aim to eliminate the unnecessary suffering of domestic animals in our local high­-kill shelters. Ladybird rescues cats, dogs, small animals and even farm animals­ and we never shy away from rescuing senior animals, those with costly medical issues and the so­-called ‘hard to adopt’. Through our success stories, we know that every life is worth saving and that a loving home is just around the corner for these deserving creatures.

We are the Ladybirds – Lisa Winn, Melissa McClelland and Janine Stoll; best friends who have spent over a decade sharing in each other’s music. Through recording as the Ladybird Sideshow Project, touring Canada or simply singing three­part harmonies in each other’s living rooms over a bottle of wine, our collective passion for music has always been the glue to our friendship. As our music careers veered in different directions over the years, our friendship held strong and our shared ‘other’ passion for animal welfare eventually helped us conceive of Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, bonding the three of us even closer.

It all started with a cat named Oliver who had been abandoned at a local shelter. After spending a year in a cage, and some time not being able to shake what seemed like a cold, he was diagnosed with feline leukaemia. In some shelters, this is a death sentence, even though FeLV cats can live long, healthy lives, despite the diagnosis. Oliver was snuggly, affectionate, full of life and certainly not deserving of death just because of his diagnoses. Lisa brought him home and spent months trying to find him a suitable home, as she already had her share of rescue animals. It was sweet Oliver who sparked our idea for Ladybird Animal Sanctuary.

With one foster home, one rescue cat, a website design from our extraordinary web genius Janine and some serious word of mouth, we watched Ladybird grow from one simple idea to a registered Canadian charity with a system of 30 plus volunteer foster homes, and hundreds of domestic animals rescued from high-­kill shelters. Each animal eventually adopted out to a loving forever home, or becoming “Permanent Resident” when they are not suitable for adoption.

We are only three years in as a rescue operation, but our long­term goals are lofty! We are working hard towards our dream of opening a physical sanctuary in the Southern Ontario region. This will be a safe haven for animals, where we can continue with our rescue/foster team, an we can also house permanent resident animals; like seniors, hospice cases, FIV, FeLV and feral cats, and farm animals. This will also be a place for our Ladybird community to gather and grow. We will welcome anyone who is willing to help, learn, engage and celebrate the lives of these wonderful creatures.

As three full­time musicians and Ladybird volunteers, we find ourselves as the co-­founders of a fully functioning charity. There are steep learning curves at every turn, but we are up for the challenge because there is an important task at hand. With every success story, every rescue mission, every grateful furry little face, we know we are doing our jobs as animal defenders.

We could not, and cannot possibly do this alone, so please join us on our Ladybird journey!

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