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Shelter cuts adoption fees

Get all the love for half the price during the B.C. SPCA’s Half Price Love cat adoption event from July 14-20.

The campaign promotes pet guardianship by allowing potential owners to adopt cats and rabbits from their local SPCA shelter for half the price of the usual adoption fees.

“During this time of year, we always see an influx of animals at all of our branches throughout the province,” said Lorie Chortyk, B.C. SPCA general manager of community relations. “We want to end the wait for the many animals in our shelters who are looking for loving homes by offering a reduced adoption fee. We’re hoping it will encourage people who have been considering adopting a pet to visit their local SPCA and take home a new, furry friend.”

Normal adoption counselling and matching takes place to ensure animals go to good homes, she added.

Currently, there are 1,684 cats and kittens in B.C. SPCA care across the province – 766 cats and 918 kittens. The BC SPCA is also caring for 118 rabbits in shelters throughout B.C., with 50 per cent of them coming into care as a result of cruelty investigations.

For more information, please visit www.spca.bc.ca.

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