The BC SPCA is hoping to melt your heart with more than kittens in October, offering adult cat adoption for half the usual price.
The BC SPCA has more than 1,700 cats and kittens in foster care and shelters, with more waiting to come in each day, says Jane Talbot, director of regional operations.
“We’re hoping this promotion will encourage anyone who has been considering cat adoption to take the next step and make it a reality,” Talbot.
“So many adult cats are looking for forever homes – why not come and see if one of them is the purr-fect match for you?”
So from October 1 to October 14, all BC SPCA branches are offering 50% off the usual adoption fees for all adult cats.
“Kittens are always in high demand, but the goal during this event is to find fantastic homes for as many felines as possible,” Talbot says. “Adult cats deserve love, too.”
There are advantages to adopting an adult cat, instead of a kitten – for one thing they’re calmer and more settled, litter trained and fully grown. Also, their personalities are already developed, so potential adopters know exactly what they’re getting.
The usual adoption criteria will still apply. The SPCA always tries to find the best match with personality, lifestyle and what the potential pet guardian is looking for.
To adopt an adult cat, visit your local BC SPCA branch during business hours, or visit spca.bc.ca/adopt to search for adoptable cats.
Note – At the time of writing, the Vancouver shelter is closed after taking in a large group of sick animals, which are not ready to be adopted yet, so will not be taking part in this event.