SNOWDOWN – The Montreal SPCA has taken in a particularly large number of abandoned or stray cats since the beginning of August and is seeking help finding them loving homes.
A weekend adoption clinic will be held this year from Fri. Sept. 20 to Sun. Sept. 22 at two local SPCA shelters.
At least 100 cats will be up for adoption, and fees will be reduced during the three-day event. Counsellors will help people find the right companion.
The fee will be $60 for cats aged 5 months and up, and $80 for a kitten under 5 months. This includes sterilization (spaying or neutering), mandatory for all adopted cats, the first set of vaccinations, a deworming treatment, a microchip and a 30-day health guarantee.
“We also want to promote the importance of adopting a pet from a shelter rather than buying one from a pet store or online. Adopting gives a second chance and a home to a healthy animal, while saving lives,” states the news release.
The adoption clinics will be held at the Montreal SPCA located at 5215 Jean-Talon West, and at the SPCA annex located at 7314 Mountain Sights, one block south of the SPCA.
The clinic will run Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
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