Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

 December 1, 2015

British Columbians helped the BC SPCA bring chilly cats in from the cold and turned brrrs into purrs during a half-price cat adoption promotion, presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®, as the society also celebrated a major milestone: the adoption of its one millionth animal.

From Nov. 20-30, animal lovers across the province responded to the half-price event in a big way, adopting 255 cats and 219 kittens (474 total adoptions). The cat love continued on Wednesday, Nov. 25, when the BC SPCA celebrated the adoption of a tiny grey tabby kitten named Meetsa, who also happened to be the one millionth animal adopted from the society.

An 11-week-old female, Meetsa will live with Arlene, her husband Srdjan, their 15-year-old daughter Veronica and a new adult kitty companion in South Vancouver. Their former pet cat, who had lived a long and happy life, had recently passed away, and they went to the Richmond SPCA because they were missing her so terribly, says Stakic.

“We are complete cat people – we always have been, and when I found exactly the cat I was looking for in Richmond, I went right away,” she says. “Meetsa was a bonus – she came right up and butted my head, which I took as a great sign!”

A recreational therapist, Stakic says it’s already clear that the two felines love each other and the family very much.

“They are so fun and the love they give is unreal,” she says. “In between their play time, they follow us room to room, and are interested in everything we eat and do. The best thing in the world is a cat in your lap and a loud purr!”

To mark such a massive milestone during such a successful cat adoption promotion is fantastic, says BC SPCA general manager of community relations Lorie Chortyk.

“What a great way to celebrate our 120th year of helping the province’s companion, farm and wild animals,” she says. “We can’t thank all the animal lovers of B.C. enough for their amazing support. We are so grateful.”

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.

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