The love and companionship of a cat is priceless, but from Thursday, Aug. 23 to Saturday, Aug. 25, adopters can choose an adult cat from any BC SPCA location around the province — and name their own adoption fee. During the “Pick your Purr-fect Price” promotion, cat lovers can set the fee and take home a beautiful new best friend.
“The BC SPCA takes in more than 17,000 homeless cats and kittens each year and summer is the peak season where our shelters are filled to capacity,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA. “Summer is especially hard on adult cats because with so many kittens in the shelters people sometimes overlook the wonderful adult cats who have so much to offer.”
Chortyk says people who adopt cats from the SPCA are getting exceptional value, even without a special promotion. “Our average cost to care for a cat during its stay is $784, which includes vaccinations, spaying or neutering, an identification tattoo, preventative treatment for internal and external parasites, any medical care or rehabilitation required, daily welfare monitoring, sheltering and feeding.”