November 21, 2015 - 10:30 AM
KAMLOOPS - If you’ve been thinking of adding to your family, now could be the time.
The Kamloops branch of the B.C. SPCA is offering 50 per cent off adoption fees for adult cats now through Nov. 30.
The shelter is encouraging adoption as a way to help get more cats out of the cold as temperatures drop across the province.
“It’s cold outside. We’re reminding British Columbians that when one cat is adopted, it frees up shelter space and allows us to bring another cat in from the frigid winter conditions experienced in much of the province,” Lorie Chortyk of the B.C. SPCA says in a media release. “The society takes in several thousands of cats each year — right now there’s more than 1,400 felines in B.C. SPCA who need loving, forever homes.”
Chortyk notes homeless cats can suffer from all sorts of maladies, from injury and illness to predator attacks and frostbite.
Adopt fees include vaccinations, spaying or neutering, permanent identification, any necessary medical care, parasite treatments and six weeks of free pet insurance. Pets can also be registered with a province-wide pet registry for a small fee. A free bag of food is also provided by Hill’s Science Diet, which is sponsoring the adoption event.
Available cats can be viewed online and by visiting the shelter from noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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