As the BC SPCA kicks off a province-wide cat adoption promotion, a recent transfer of furry felines highlights how several SPCA shelters are constantly dealing with a high volume of cats.
On Thursday, Kelowna SPCA animal care attendant Allan Brander took the time to drive 21 cats to the Burnaby SPCA shelter, as the Kelowna BC SPCA Branch has a wait list of more than 100 cats who are looking for loving homes. From Burnaby, the cats made their way to the Victoria shelter, where they’re now available for adoption.
It’s a great time to adopt a feline companion too – from Nov. 21 to Nov. 30, the BC SPCA is offering 50 per cent off adult cat adoption fees and reminding people that, as temperatures outside drop, adopting an animal frees up shelter space for the SPCA to bring another inside from the cold.
“As soon as the 21 were transfered, we immediately had another 10 come in – the wait list is neverending, it seems,” says Kelowna Branch supervisor Kaylyn Robinson. “It’s cold outside, and with the adoption promotion, as well as the amazing BC SPCA Drive for Lives program, we’re hoping we’ll see a lot of homeless cats find loving homes throughout the entire province before the end of the month.”
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.