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More than 100 cats surrendered to Penticton SPCA by one owner

The South Okanagan Similkameen branch of the BC SPCA in Penticton is dealing with a large intake of cats.
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October 05, 2018 - 9:42 AM

PENTICTON - A massive intake of cats and kittens is putting a strain on resources at the South Okanagan's B.C. SPCA branch.

Marcie Moriarty, B.C. SPCA chief prevention and enforcement officer says 111 cats have been surrendered to the branch in Penticton recently.

“A total of 111 cats and kittens came in from the same owner, at a location in the 3600-block of Airport Road in Penticton,” says Moriarty in a news release, adding this includes an initial intake of 65 cats and kittens that came into the branch two weeks ago. “This has placed an enormous strain on the resources of our Penticton branch and on other branches helping to provide veterinary care and shelter for them.”

Along with individual medical care, the incoming cats and kittens require spay and neuter surgeries which will cost the B.C. SPCA thousands of dollars, according to the release.

Moriarty says large intakes of cats are also having impacts on other locations, including Salmon Arm where at least 29 cats were taken into care earlier this week from one owner.

“This is always a busy time of year for cats and kittens in our shelters but this year we are in a situation where our branches right across B.C. are at maximum capacity for cats, with waiting lists,” she says. “We are in urgent need of donations to help off-set the extra medical and sheltering costs, and we encourage anyone who is thinking about adopting a cat to please consider one of the wonderful cats and kittens in our care.”

If you want to donate, have questions or want to contact the Penticton SPCA branch go here.


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