Kittens are cuter than cute, there’s no doubt. But with an abundance of felines across the province, the BC SPCA is hoping an upcoming adoption promotion, presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®, will encourage British Columbians to consider adopting an adult cat companion – or even two.
“We’ve currently got more than 1,700 cats and kittens in foster care and in our shelters, with more waiting to come in each day,” says BC SPCA director of regional operations Jane Talbot. “We’re hoping this promotion will encourage anyone who has been considering cat adoption to take the next step and make it a reality – so many adult cats are looking for forever homes – why not come and see if one of them is the purr-fect match for you?”
From Oct. 1-14, all BC SPCA branches are offering 50 per cent off the usual adoption fees for all adult cats.
“Kittens are always in high demand, but the goal during this event is to find fantastic homes for as many felines as possible,” Talbot says. “The usual adoption criteria will apply – we always try to find the best match with personality, lifestyle and what the potential pet guardian is looking for, but the best reason is, adult cats deserve love, too.”
Adopting an adult cat instead of a kitten has many benefits, she notes, as they’re calmer and more settled, litter trained, fully grown and their personalities are already developed, so potential adopters know exactly what they’re getting.
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/adopt to search for adoptable cats.
Note: Due to a temporary closure, the Vancouver shelter won’t be participating in this adoption promotion until it is once again, open to the public.