BC SPCA shelters "overwhelmed" by cats needing forever homes

Aug 23 2019, 1:56 pm

The shelters at BC SPCA are at capacity and is asking people to consider adopting cats in need of forever homes.

“In addition to the usual ‘kitten season,’¬†where hundreds of abandoned and unwanted kittens are brought into our care, we have responded to a record number of cruelty investigations involving large intakes of cats and kittens,” said Lorie Chortyk, a spokesperson for the BC SPCA.

According to Chortyk, cats who come from neglectful situations will be in the SPCA’s care longer due to extensive behaviour modification and care before they are available for adoption.

“We are challenged to find space in our facilities and foster homes for other cats coming in,” she said.

Pet owners are reminded to spay and neuter their pets to prevent overpopulation.

Last year, 9,649 cats and kittens were adopted. There are currently 1,283 homeless cats across BC (485 are older cats and 798 are kittens).

If you’re looking to adopt, visit your local BC SPCA branch or view their adoptable animals here.

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