Adult cats have plenty of advantages over their younger counterparts: they're calmer

Meow or never? BC SPCA offers discounts on adult cat adoptions

The promotion aims to boost adoptions of mature cats at all BC SPCA locations across the province by offering 50 per cent off adoption fees.

Thinking about adding 10 pounds of feline joy to your life? It’s meow or never to adopt an adult cat for half the price during the B.C. SPCA’s July adoption event.

“We’re hoping this promotion will encourage anyone who has been considering cat adoption to take the next step and make it a reality,” says Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA general manager of community relations. “So many adult cats are looking for loving, forever homes – why not come and see if one of them is the purr-fect match for you?”

From July 17 to 27, all BC SPCA branches are offering 50 per cent off the usual adoption fees for all adult cats.

The usual criteria for adopting a cat will apply, Chortyk says, but the goal is to find homes for as many felines as possible, freeing up space to assist more animals in need of care.

They may not be as cute and little as kittens, but mature cats have plenty of advantages over their younger counterparts – they’re calmer, more settled, litter trained, fully grown, and their personalities are already developed, so a potential pet guardian has a better awareness of that they’re going to get in their new pet, Chortyk says.

“But the best reason is, adult cats deserve love, too,” she said.

A free bag of Hill’s Science Diet pet food will be distributed along with every adoption as part of the promotion.

Each year, the BC SCPA rescues more than 15,000 cats and kittens across the province.

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