MEWvember finds homes for felines

More than 130 friendly felines have new homes after this weekend's MEWvember cat adoption campaign at the Edmonton Humane Society.

The society saw a “dramatic” increase in cat adoptions with 98 cats and kittens adopted Saturday and Sunday, and an additional 36 adopted on Monday.

“We're pleased when we see a big spike in numbers resulting from these kinds of events,” said Shawna Randolph, spokeswoman for the Edmonton Humane Society.

Adoption fees for cats and kittens were waived or reduced significantly during the event, said Randolph, giving prospective pet owners more value from services offered by the society including spaying, neutering and micro-chipping.

“The value they're getting for a cat adoption that has the fee completely waived or reduced to just $40 instead of $130 is a huge value,” said Randolph.

The society dubbed their cat adoption weekend MEWvember to link to the popular prostate cancer fundraising effort Movember, in which charitable men grow out their facial hair and raise funds for research.

“Yes, it is cute to have moustaches on cats but it's the seriousness of Movember that mirrors our own seriousness where we just have so many homeless cats in large numbers that come through our doors,” explained Randolph.

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