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The BC SPCA is encouraging people who are thinking about adopting a furry family member to consider cats

Winter is coming to British Columbia, and as temperatures across the province start to drop, the BC SPCA is encouraging people who are thinking about adopting a furry family member to consider cats, and turn brrrs into purrs during its upcoming adoption event.

From Nov, 20-30, all adult cat adoption fees are 50 per cent off. The half-price promotion is presented by Hill’s Science Diet.

“It’s cold outside. We’re reminding British Columbians that when one cat is adopted, it frees up shelter space and allows us to bring another cat in from the frigid winter conditions experienced in much of the province,” said Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA. “The society takes in several thousands of cats each year — right now, there’s more than 1,400 felines in BC SPCA care who need loving, forever homes.”

Homeless cats are a major issue in B.C., often suffering from injury, illness, predator attacks and frostbite. Illegal abandonment and animals who aren’t spayed or neutered contribute to the problem, as well as cats without identification like a microchip or a tattoo, who are never reunited with their guardians.

The adoption fee includes vaccinations, spaying or neutering, permanent ID, any necessary medical care, and internal and external parasite treatment. Adoption counselling and matching takes place to ensure animals go to a good home.

Visit spca.bc.ca for more information.