Shelter makes appeal in hopes of ending dismally-low cat adoption rate

Apr 29 2019, 8:53 pm

A small Metro Vancouver animal shelter is making an appeal to the public in hopes of finding more forever homes for the cats in its care.

In the entire month of April, only ONE cat was adopted from New Westminster Animal Services.

With 15 kittens and adult cats looking for furr-ever homes, the shelter issued a statement on its Facebook page asking for help.

Current adoptables at New Westminster Animal Services

“We need your help! Our small shelter is full of cats and adoptions are slow,” it reads.

The shelter is asking people to share its post on social media to help spread the word about its great animals — and get more people in to adopt!

Currently, it has cats of all ages: From young kittens to adults to seniors, and bonded pairs that would love to live in the same home.

Interested cat lovers to fill out its adoption application. After being reviewed by staff, it will conduct a phone interview before approved families can pick up their new fur baby.

Just as animals have unique personality and needs, its staff’s goal is to find the most suitable home for each animal.  The adoption fee is $176, which includes spay/neuter, vaccinations and a permanent microchip ID.

Today, April 30, marks the annual National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, aimed at creating awareness for the thousands of wonderful pets still waiting to be adopted.

Here’s a look at the current adoptable cats and kittens at the shelter:

Chai

Chai

Gabriel

Gabriel

Binky

Binky

Elliot

Elliot

Alfred (With Bernard)

Alfred

Bernard (With Alfred)

Bernard (Bonded with Alfred)

Halo 

Halo

Bandita

Bandita

Misty

Misty

Ace and Twix

Ace and Twix

BlancheGabby and Simba (no photos provided)

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