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Half-price cats at B.C. SPCA to make room for the expected kittens

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May 24, 2019 - 8:00 PM

B.C. SPCA shelters across the province are offering cat-lovers a special deal if they have room in their homes for an adult cat.

Starting Saturday, May 25, and going until May 31, you can adopt an adult cat for half price, according to a B.C. SPCA media release.

“We’re offering 50 per cent off adoption fees for all adult cats, which is a great incentive for people who have been thinking about adopting and it allows us to find homes more quickly for the incredible cats in our care,” Lorie Chortyk with the B.C. SPCA says in the release. “This spring we have taken an overwhelming number of cats into care through hoarding cases and other rescue situations, so our shelters are very full.”

"Adopting an adult cat has many benefits," Chortyk says. “Older cats tend to be more calm; they’ve also been litter box trained and their personalities are developed, so it is easier to find just the right match.”

Last year, the B.C. SPCA found homes for nearly 10,000 cats and kittens throughout the province.

Though the promotion doesn't extend to small kittens, you might find a lot of them at the shelter in the next coming months.

The shelter calls this time of year "kitten season" as it is the time of year when the most kittens come into its care. Female cats go into heat in the spring and can have multiple litters until the fall. 

B.C. SPCA staff, volunteers and foster families are currently caring for over 600 kittens across the province.

Go here to find your local B.C. SPCA branch on the web.

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