On October 6, 2023, 11 cats and kittens from Quesnel came into our care at the BC SPCA Tri-Cities Education & Adoption Centre in Coquitlam. The person who brought them to us did the right thing. That act saved needless suffering and multiple more animal births that would have contributed to the ongoing cat overpopulation problem.
Slippers was a young mom of a large litter and her body was giving them all she had. She and her kittens were malnourished, infested with parasites and most needed treatment for Feline Calicivirus. In the end, all were restored to health, neutered or spayed and placed for adoption.
Sometimes, adopters can overlook cat moms amidst the bundle of kitten cuteness. Luckily, Slippers pulled at the hearts of a lucky couple who took her in on November 28, 2023. Read their story here:
“Browsing the BC SPCA website, my partner and I stumbled upon Slippers. A long-time resident without a detailed description, she caught our eye. After a few days with Slippers on our minds, we decided to go and meet her. Fate was on our side that day since the location was to be closed to walk-ins, however a kind employee whisked us in to meet Slippers.
She was the only cat at the location at the time and was isolated due to recovering from her spay surgery. She melted our hearts with one purr in her sad little cone and relaxed in our arms. We came to find out she was a stray that had been transferred to the Tri-cities location from up north and previously had kittens who were all adopted.
Slippers didn’t give much that day, but she gave us a sign to bring her home, a sign that she had and wanted to receive love.
Nothing solidifies our choice more than when Slippers is sprawled out napping on the couch, no worries in the world. We have come to love her so much. Her quirky personality fits perfectly into our everyday lives and brings joy to the most mundane of moments.
If you ever are on the fence when adopting, just go and meet the animal. You may be surprised with what you find and what you feel. Adopting from the BC SPCA was seamless and easy. They were very reassuring and straightforward with the process. We can’t thank Tri-Cities enough for connecting us with Slippers.”
We are grateful that you were sensitive to the sign Slippers gave you, indicating she wanted to go home with you. Thank you for spreading the message about your experience and for choosing to adopt Slippers. Finally, she has a home and family of her own.
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