The Lloydminster SPCA is using the theme of Colonial Days for their Cat Bonanza event to help find adult cats a home.
From July 12th to 15th the SPCA has lowered the adoption fee for adult cats from the regular fee of $130 to $25. Executive Director of the Lloydminster SPCA Jon Pushon says the shelter doesn’t have the space and resources for the large number of kittens that usually get admitted during the summer months.
“That’s an opportunity to get adopted out some of our adult cats before some of those kittens start to become of age so that they could go up for adoption and to make sure we keep our flow going. In addition to that, what we find is because we are seeing that influx of kittens coming in sometimes people overlook some of the adult cats in our care.”
The shelter currently has 20 adult cats available for adoption. Pushon says adult cats tend to be calmer and adapt to home life more quickly than kittens.
“Kittens are more work and sometimes people don’t think of adopting an adult cat because they want a kitten but that doesn’t mean they don’t make for great pets.”
Pushon adds that any time is a good time to adopt an animal but if you’re looking now would be a good time to adopt at the SPCA.
“You’re saving $105 on the adoption fee and you’re getting everything that would come along with that adoption. The cats are already spayed or neutered and they’re microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations as well.