Adult cats make great pets

Adult cats make great pets

BC SPCA felines going to homes for half-price

BC SPCA trying to find ‘purr-fect’ matches for adult cats

For a limited time only you can get more cat cuddles for half the price.

From July 17-27, the BC SPCA is having a cat adoption event at all its locations 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, 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,” says 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 perfect match for you?”

During the ten-day adoption event BC SPCA branches are offering 50 percent 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 cats adopted, the more space the BC SPCA will have to help other cats and animals in need of care.

There are several benefits to adopting a more mature pet over a kitten, she noted. They are:

• 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 for adoption is, adult cats deserve love too,” Chortyk said.

Each year, the BC SPCA rescues more than 15,000 cats and kittens. 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.

There are BC SPCA branches in Duncan at 7550 Bell McKinnon Road, Phone 250-746-4646 or Nanaimo at 2200 Labieux Road, 250-758-8444