140 days at the EHS shelter and counting… – Edmonton Journal

Little Kitty is still searching for her forever home after spending 140 days in the care of the Edmonton Humane Society. EHS spokeswoman Shawna Randolph says the cat came to the shelter last October after her previous owners had to move and were unable to take her with them.

“She is about a year old,” says Shawna, “is quite elegant and is living in one of our cat chalets with other cats so would do well in a new home with other cats.”

She’s not the only one in need of adoption. As is always the case, the shelter has too many cats and this weekend is holding its first cat adoption event of the year. This weekend you can adopt an adult cat for $33.33 — as opposed to the regular cost of $130 — a fee that includes the standard spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, the first set of vaccinations, a post-adoption complimentary vet exam and the first six weeks of pet medical insurance.

“Last year we had eight cat adoption events in order to manage the large numbers of felines that came into our care,” says Shawna. “Almost 1,000 more than in 2010. This year we’re being pro-active by having a cat event right before ‘kitten season’ hits. We usually start having litter after litter of stray kittens — some with their moms and some not — come to us in the early spring and continuing for the year.”

The message in all this, of course, is about responsible pet ownership, which is to say — GET YOUR CAT FIXED.

On another related note, Lovely Valentina, as she’s called, is doing very well. I posted a blog about her plight a few weeks ago. (To read it, click here.) She was brought into the shelter near death after a landlord found her in a suite that had been vacated by tenants a month previous. Right now, she’s in a foster home and doing very well, according to this email from her foster mom:

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