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SPCA cats in Montreal - Reduced rates - save a life

May 20th, 2011, 10:59 AM

The SPCA is proud to announce that from now until June 26 we will hold “The Great 2011 Frenzy Feline Weekends”. Adoption fees for cats aged one year and older will be reduced.

The Montreal SPCA is asking the public to come and adopt a cat during these special weekends: May 13 to June 26 “Included in the adoption fee are basic vaccines, de-worming, micro-chipping, sterilisation and a health guarantee. The Montreal SPCA has hundreds of amazing cats that are deserving of loving forever homes, and many more coming into the shelter on a daily basis, and we are hoping to encourage people that want to adopt a cat, to come and do so now.” said Alanna Devine, Director of Animal Welfare at the Montreal SPCA.

During “The Great 2011 Frenzy Feline Weekends”, the same adoption screening processes will apply, this is an extra incentive to encourage adoption since the regular adoption fee of 125.00$ will be reduced to 60.00$ for cats between 1-4 years old and to 40.00$ for cats 5 and over. We will be certain to ensure that there are appropriate matches between the adoptive family and the cat and that the family meets our adoption criteria. We also remind people that in order to finalize adoptions, all members of the household must be present. “The idea is simply that the Montreal SPCA is absorbing part of the regular adoption costs (which cover the services included in an adoption) in order to promote the adoption of cats during this time. This initiative has been very successful in helping to increase cat adoptions during this busy season in many shelters across the United States, we are simply looking at what has worked for other shelters and applying it to our own.” stated Devine.

The Montreal SPCA is reminding people that older cats can make wonderful companions and are encouraging the public to come and adopt a cat in need. Adoption hours are 12 pm to 8 pm Monday through Friday and 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Temporary foster homes are also needed. People who wish to offer a temporary home to a cat or a dog can contact the Foster Family Program at 514-735-2711 ext. 2237.

Posters are also available for printing in 11 x 17 in PDF format to post in your neighbourhood. Ask for them! We will send them to you by email.

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