The SPCA said it is the best 10 pounds you will ever gain.
Until July 27, the BC SPCA is having a cat adoption event at all its locations across B.C. to encourage animal lovers to come and check out the adult felines in the society’s care. With shelters filled with cats of all shapes, ages, colours and sizes, the SPCA said it’s a great time to consider adding a furry feline companion to your household.
“We’re hoping this promotion will encourage anyone who has been considering cat adoption to take the next step and make it reality,” said BC SPCA general manager of community relations Lorie Chortyk. “So many adult cats are looking for loving, forever homes – why not come and see if one of them is the purr-fect match for you?”
Until July 27, all BC SPCA branches are offering 50 per cent off the usual adoption fees for all adult cats.
“The usual adoption criteria will apply, but the goal is to find fantastic homes for as many felines as possible during the event,” Chortyk said, noting that the more cat who are adopted, the more space the BC SPCA will have to help the many other cats and animals in need of care.
The SPCA said there are several benefits to adopting a more mature pet over a kitten. Chortyk notes they’re calmer and more settled, litter trained, fully grown and their personalities are already developed, so potential pet guardians are more fully aware of what they’re going to get.
“But the best reason is, adult cats deserve love too,” she said.
Each year, the BC SPCA rescues more than 15,000 cats and kittens across B.C. To adopt an adult cat this weekend, visit your local BC SPCA branch during business hours or visit spca.bc.ca to search for adoptable adult felines.