Need some feline love in your life? Now’s your chance.
From Monday, July 24 until Wednesday, August 2, the BC SPCA is offering 50% off the usual adoption fees when you take home an adult cat.
In a release, Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA spokesperson, said adopting a cat already in the association’s care could help them rescue cats left homeless by wildfires.
“We’re hoping this promotion…will encourage anyone who has been considering cat adoption to take the next step and make it reality,” said Chortyk.
“With wildfires sweeping our province, it is even more urgent to get homeless cats in our care into loving homes, so that we can free up shelter space to offer temporary emergency shelter for animals affected by the fires.”
If you’re worried about adopting an adult cat, rather than a kitten, Chortyk said there are some advantages – the cats are calmer and more settled for starters.
They’re also litter trained, fully grown, and their personalities are already developed, so you know what to expect, she said.
“So many adult cats are waiting for loving, forever homes – why not come and see if one of them is the purr-fect match for you?” said Chortyk.
Cats are considered adult at six months of age, and fees are normally $90 to $175, depending on the branch. Fees include spay/neuter surgery and microchip/tattoo.
To find your match, check out the agency’s website to search for adoptable adults, or visit the location nearest you.
Here’s a preview of some of the cats up for adoption right now: