SPCA holds campaign to adopt out adult cats

Organization, including shelter in Abbotsford, offers half price on fees until July 26

The BC SPCA is holding a cat adoption campaign from July 18 to 26.

The BC SPCA is holding a cat adoption campaign from July 18 to 26.

The BC SPCA, including the shelter in Abbotsford, hosts a cat adoption promotion from now until July 26.

The campaign, presented by Hill’s Science Diet, encourages animal lovers to come and check out the adult felines in the society’s care, with adoption fees at 50 per cent off the usual cost.

“We’re hoping this promotion … will encourage anyone who has been considering cat adoption to take the next step and make it reality,” said Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA general manager of community relations.

She said 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.

Hill’s Science Diet provides a free bag of cat food with every adoption.

Chortyk said there are several benefits to adopting a more mature cat over a kitten, including that 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.

Each year, the BC SPCA rescues more than 15,000 cats and kittens throughout the province. For more information, visit spca.bc.ca/adopt to search for adoptable adult felines.

The Abbotsford shelter is located at 34312 Industrial Way and is open Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m.