Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Love at Half-Price
SPCA offering reduced rate on cat adoptions
Released by Lorie Chortyk Van SPCA/Website photo
he BC SPCA is holding a special adoption promotion featuring half-price adult cat adoption fees from July 18 to 31 in response to the overwhelming number of felines in care at its shelters. Currently there are 743 adult cats being cared for at SPCA facilities across the province.
“The BC SPCA takes in more than 15,000 homeless felines each year and right now our shelters are filled to capacity,” says Bob Busch, general manager of operations for the BC SPCA. “We always see an influx of animals at our shelters during the summer season and this year is no exception. We hope this special promotion will be an incentive for people who have thought through their decision to adopt a cat and are just waiting for the right time.”
“The BC SPCA’s average cost to care for a cat during its stay is $784, much higher than the actual adoption fee. Our costs include vaccinations, spaying or neutering, an identification tattoo or microchip, preventative treatment for internal and external parasites, any medical care or rehabilitation required, daily welfare monitoring, sheltering and feeding.”
“We want to make sure that the animals are a right fit for their new home and that their needs will be met,” notes Busch.
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