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Half-price cat adoption event a success

July 20, 2017

A half-price cat adoption promotion, presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®, was a massive success, resulting in more than 140 felines being adopted from July 24 to Aug. 2 from BC SPCA locations across the province.

“We are always grateful when people provide loving homes for the animals in our care, but this year it was especially important because of the wildfire crisis in B.C.,” says Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA general manager, community relations.

“By adopting the homeless cats in our care, we were able to free up space to provide temporary, emergency shelter for evacuated animals displaced by the fires.”

The promotion, which offered 50 per cent off the usual adoption fees for all adult cats, helped mature and senior felines get adopted – animals who are often overlooked for their younger counterparts during kitten season.

All the love for half the price: BC SPCA holds adoption event for adult cats

July 20, 2017

Get all the love for half the price. From July 24-Aug. 2, the BC SPCA is holding a cat adoption promotion, presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®, at all of its locations across B.C. to encourage animal lovers to come and check out the adult felines in the society’s care.

“We’re hoping this promotion, which offers 50 per cent off the usual adoption fees for all adult cats, will encourage anyone who has been considering cat adoption to take the next step and make it reality,” says Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA general manager, community relations. “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.”

The adoption event will find more loving homes for cats throughout the province, which means the BC SPCA will have more space to help the many other animals in need of care in B.C.

“We’re excited to have the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love® program continue to support these adoption events that encourage pet guardians to find their new best friend,” said Jenn Porter, General Manager of Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada. “Our message is ‘Together Forever,’ and Hill’s® Science Diet® pet food along with the loving care provided by the BC SPCA makes cats healthier, happier, and ready for their forever home. We’re proud to provide food for all the BC SPCA’s cats and dogs and a free bag to guardians upon adoption to ensure a lifetime of good health.”

There are several benefits to adopting a more mature cat over a kitten, Chortyk notes, as they’re calmer and more settled, litter trained, fully grown, and their personalities are already developed, so potential adopters are more fully aware of what they’re going to get.

“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?”

Each year, the BC SPCA rescues nearly 15,000 cats and kittens throughout British Columbia. To adopt an adult cat this weekend, visit your local BC SPCA branch during business hours, or visit spca.bc.ca/adopt to search for adoptable adult felines.

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