The Nova Scotia SPCA metro shelter is bursting at the seams with more than 200 animals, and is asking the public for help.

The shelter located in the Burnside Industrial Park currently houses 146 kittens and cats, 53 dogs, and one rabbit - a demand level they say can’t be met.

“I am personally urging people to adopt,” said Nova Scotia SPCA president Sean Kelly. “Not only will you save the life of the animal you adopt, but also the life of the animal taking its place in the shelter.”


In a release yesterday, the SPCA said it’s discontinuing its adoption fee policy on adult cats in the shelter for more than three weeks with hopes more will adopt.

Metro SPCA shelter director Sandra Flemming said in a release, “dozens of phone calls (are) coming in each day with people look to bring in both owned and stray animals.”

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