As the cold weather approaches, what could be better than a warm cat or kitten curled up in your lap? The BC SPCA is holding a special adoption promotion for cats and kittens from Nov. 26 through Dec. 9, offering 50 percent off all feline adoption fees.
“The BC SPCA takes in more than 17,000 homeless cats and kittens each year and right now our shelters are filled to capacity,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA. “Normally at this time of year the number of abandoned and surrendered kittens lessens, but the kittens just keep coming this year and we are really overwhelmed with the number of homeless kittens and cats who need loving homes. We hope this special promotion will be an incentive for people who have thought through their decision to adopt a pet and are just waiting for the right time.”
Chortyk noted that there are currently 936 adult cats and 1,146 kittens in SPCA facilities across the province needing good homes.
“These are beautiful animals who are homeless through no fault of their own,” says Chortyk. “BC has an overwhelming cat overpopulation problem because people do not spay and neuter their pets, or they illegally abandon their cats, and the animals ultimately pay the price.”
She says people who adopt cats and kittens from the SPCA are getting exceptional value, even without a special promotion.