Adopting a cat makes life better.

Cold paws, warm hearts

Help bring cats in from winter’s chill by adopting from the BC-SPCA.

Winter is coming to British Columbia, and as temperatures across the province start to drop, the BC SPCA is encouraging people to think about adopting a furry family member to consider cats.

“It’s cold outside. We’re reminding British Columbians that when one cat is adopted, it frees up shelter space and allows us to bring another cat in from the frigid winter conditions experienced in much of the province,” says Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA general manager of community relations.

“The BC SPCA takes in thousands of cats each year – there were 13,000 in 2013 and of those, 7,000 were adult cats.”

Homeless cats are a major issue in B.C., often suffering from injury, illness, predator attacks and frostbite.

Illegal abandonment and animals who aren’t spayed or neutered contribute to the problem, as well as cats without permanent identification like a microchip or a tattoo, who are never reunited with their guardians.

Chortyk notes the adoption fee includes vaccinations, spaying or neutering, permanent ID, any necessary medical care, and internal and external parasite treatment. Normal adoption counselling and matching takes place to ensure animals go to a good home, and Petsecure provide six weeks of free pet insurance.

Visit spca.bc.ca for more information.

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