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About Us

The Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue was founded in 2011 with a mission to
get adoptable cats off the streets and into homes in addition to
supporting stray cat colonies in the Ottawa region. We are 100% volunteer based with three core programs that we use to achieve our mission: Adoption Program, Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) and Feral Cat Relocation.


Our team of volunteers rescue and care for cats in a large geographical area in the National Capital Region spanning Arnprior to the West, Winchester to the South and Casselman to the East. We save over 750 every year and feed and care for over 150 cats in our colonies on a day basis.

Board of Directors

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Katie Jones,

After volunteering with a few different rescue organizations as a young adult, I founded OSCatR in 2011.  My objective was to create an organization that would focus on the most vulnerable cats – those living out in the elements without homes.  In the early days, rescue tasks consumed my day-to-day life.  Fortunately, over the years the organization grew to the point where it is now made up of team of dedicated coordinators and volunteers, each managing different responsibilities.  I currently manage daily operations for the rescue as part of this incredible team.  Professionally, I have been a veterinarian since 2004.  In my spare time, I enjoy providing pro-bono services to rescue organizations like OSCatR.  I feel immensely proud to serve as the President for an organization I have been with since its inception.

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Sara Collins

I have been volunteering with OSCatR since 2012.  Over the years, I have assumed many different roles and undertaken a variety of tasks including acting as the volunteer coordinator, fostering, setting-up and running the barn program, organizing large scale multi-rescue fundraisers, organizing and administering online auctions, volunteering at events, and other odds and ends such as picking-up donations and baking for bake sales. It is an honour to serve as a Director for an organization that reflects my values and saves lives every single day.


Mary Jo Latour

I first adopted from OSCATR in  2012. I  started fostering in 2013 and have since fostered over 160 cats from the Adoption and TNR programs .  I have volunteered with OSCATR in different ways over these past 8 years. I currently have 3 cats of my own, all “foster- fails” , Harley, Quinn and Bandit. I am a retired elementary school teacher.


Charlene Morris

I have volunteered with OSCatR since October 2015 as a foster parent. In that time, I have fostered over 110 cats. I have 3 cats of my own, Darwin, Mobius and Lester, who is an OSCatR foster fail. Professionally I work as a Investment Advisor.

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Linda Marcoux

I have been with OSCATR since 2017 doing the finances and working mostly behind the scenes, but have fostered 22 cats and kittens and foster failed 2: Bobbi and McGee. Work as an Accountant with CUPE.

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