The Seaway Mall has some furry new tenants.
Last Thursday the Welland Humane Society celebrated the opening of a new cat adoption centre at the Seaway Mall. The centre has actually been operational since April 2 with 14 cats having been adopted by the time of the grand opening celebration.
“That’s a lot for us,” said humane society executive director John Greer, noting that four of the adopted cats have been awaiting a home since November.
“It was a really good idea to get out into the community,” he said, adding, “it was beyond our expectations.”
Greer explained the mall has donated the space with the society paying the location’s utilities. The advantages are multi-faceted according to Greer, who noted with enough room for up to 20 cats there are 20 more spaces available at the Provincial Street shelter. The space is always needed he explained, pointing out roughly 35 cats are awaiting adoption at the no-kill humane society.
“That’s 18 to 20 cats not sitting at the shelter,” said Greer.