A BC SPCA branch is at capacity after a massive intake of felines that recently took place.
A total of 111 cats have been surrendered to the South Okanagan – Similkameen Branch in Penticton.
“The cats and kittens came from the same owner, at a location in the 3600-block of Airport Road in Penticton,” says Chief Prevention and Enforcement Officer, Marcie Moriarty.
She comments that the event has placed “an enormous strain on the resources of [their] Penticton branch and on other branches helping to provide veterinary care and shelter for them.”
The organization is being faced with medical care for each individual animal, as well as the incoming cats and kittens needing to be spayed and neutered.
In total, the incident will cost the SPCA thousands of dollars.
Moriarty commented that large intakes of cats often take place at this time of year. Earlier this week, 29 cats were taken into a branch from a single owner.
“This year, we are in a situation where our branches across BC are at maximum capacity for cats, with waiting lists,” she explains.
Right now, the organization is in urgent needs of donations to help offset the extra medical and sheltering costs.