It was a fantastic weekend for feline adoption at BC SPCA branches throughout the province. The society held a special, three-day, half-price off adult cat adoption fees promotion to encourage animal lovers to consider adding a furry member to their family, as shelters are filled with cats.
“We want to say a huge ‘Thank-you!’ to everyone who came and adopted a cat,” says BC SPCA general manager of community relations Lorie Chortyk. “A total of 92 cats were adopted during the promotion, compared to only 36 cat adoptions during the same time last year.”
During the same timeframe, another 73 cats came into BC SPCA care.
Original story posted June 25, 2015:
Full of cats: Packed BC SPCA shelters prompt half-price promotion
Adult cats need love, too. While kittens can be small and cute, the BC SPCA is encouraging cat-loving British Columbians to come and check out the adult cats in its shelters across the province as potential companions, as branches are filled to capacity with cats. As an added incentive, the BC SPCA is offering a special, half-price adoption promotion for adult cats in every location throughout B.C. this weekend.
“Adult cats need homes just as much as cute little kittens need homes, and kittens are always adopted quickly,” says BC SPCA director of regional operations Jane Talbot. “Adult felines have a lot of love to give, and we’re hoping this promotion will encourage anyone who has been considering adoption to take the next step.”
From Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28, all BC SPCA branches are offering 50 per cent off of the usual adoption fees for all adult cats. The usual adoption criteria will apply, but the goal is to find loving homes for as many adult felines as possible during the three-day event.
“There are so many cats in our shelters right now, and the more adult cats who are adopted, the more space we’ll have to help the many more who need our help,” Talbot says. “There are many benefits to adopting an older pet – they’re more settled, they’re housetrained, their personalities are fully developed and you know how big they’ll get. The best reason to adopt an adult, however, is because they deserve it.”
Each year, the BC SPCA rescues more than 15,000 cats and kittens across B.C. Because there are tens of thousands of homeless cats throughout the province, a major focus of the BC SPCA’s Strategic Plan is to address the cat overpopulation crisis in B.C.
To adopt an adult cat this weekend, visit your local BC SPCA branch during business hours or visit spca.bc.ca to search for adoptable adult felines.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.