The Nova Scotia SPCA has a feline overload and is hopeful people wanting to adopt the cuddly four-legged animals will come see them.
Kristen Williams, executive director of the Nova Scotia SPCA Provincial Office, said that in the last few weeks hundreds of cats and kittens have been dropped off at its branches across the province.
Williams said a lot of the cats and kittens the SPCA has been receiving are from surprise litters, either from unaltered pets or pets purchased through online classifieds that are found to be pregnant.
“Typically this time of year we see an influx of kittens and cats,” Williams said. “We basically have families coming in and surrendering animals that they weren’t anticipating that they would have to pay for.
“We’ve also been finding litters abandoned at various locations.”
The adoption fee for a cat or kitten from the SPCA is $150, although prices can vary by branch. Williams said all of their adopted cats have been examined by veterinarians and have had their first vaccinations, along with deworming, microchipping, flea treatment and spay/neuter surgery.
“Really what we’re doing with this campaign is, quite frankly, just bringing awareness to the fact we need willing, adoptive homes,” she said. “If people are considering bringing an animal into their home, hopefully they consider adoption as their first choice.”
To view some animals available for adoption visit www.petfinder.com/index.html. You can also contact your local SPCA branch.