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Last of 111 cats now stands alone at South Okanagan Similkameen SPCA

Chatters is the South Okanagan Similkameen SPCA's last cat remaining from 111 rescued from a Penticton residence last September. He's relaxing at the Penticton shelter as he awaits adoption.
January 23, 2019 - 5:30 PM

PENTICTON - Not long ago, Chatters had 110 friends at the Penticton SPCA. Today, he has none and that's the good news.

Three-year-old “Chatters” is all that's left of 111 cats left behind by one owner after evictions at the Delta Mobile Home park in Penticton last October — all over a two-day period.

Now he’s all by himself at the Dartmouth Avenue shelter today, Jan 23, waiting for adoption.

Branch manager Carolyn Hawkins says he’s still learning to trust people and is shy, and might need to be with at least one other cat to feel comfortable.

“He loves to 'talk,' that’s why he’s named Chatters,” she says, adding “he’s a great cat.”

Chatters is also “polydactyl,” — he has seven toes.

All of the cats surrendered to the shelter were treated for various health concerns, Hawkins says.

“They all had giardia, needed behaviour modification and most were spayed or neutered,” she says, adding some were transferred to different shelters.

Hawkins says the various treatments and accompanying vet bills cost the agency thousands of dollars and expressed her appreciation for the huge amount of community support that was provided when asked.

For more information on Chatters, call the South Okanagan SPCA branch at: 250-493-0136.

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