The SPCA in B.C. is finding that being cute and cuddly isn't helping many kittens and cats find homes. There are overloaded with felines and in an effort to find families to adopt them they have cut the price of doing so by half.
“Normally at this time of year the number of abandoned and surrendered kittens lessens, but the kittens just keep coming and we are really overwhelmed with the number of homeless kittens and cats who need loving homes," the manager of community relations for the BC SPCA, Lorie Chortyk said in a press release. "We hope this special promotion will be an incentive for people who have thought through their decision to adopt a pet and are just waiting for the right time.”
Neutered and spayed kittens for adoption at SPCA
For half-price you get a neutered or spayed kitten or cat that's ready to bounce around with your kids and battle with the wrapping paper Christmas morning. The cost will range from $45 to $60 as prices differ somewhat in some regions of the province. Chortyk says they have almost a thousand adult cats and over 1100 kittens for adoption.
“These are beautiful animals who are homeless through no fault of their own,” she said. “B.C. has an overwhelming cat overpopulation problem because people do not spay and neuter their pets, or they illegally abandon their cats, and the animals ultimately pay the price.”
To make the offer more attractive, the SPCA has arranged with Petsecure for six weeks of health insurance "to ensure the health of your new pet during the critical rehoming period." You'll find more information on the offer on the SPCA website linked above.