Forever homes sought for adult cats

Until Saturday, residents can choose an adult cat and name their own adoption fee at the SPCA

The Vernon SPCA is looking to match adult cats with new homes.

Until Saturday, residents can choose an adult cat and name their own adoption fee.

“Summer is especially hard on adult cats because with so many kittens in the shelters people sometimes overlook the wonderful adult cats who have so much to offer,” said Lorie Chortyk, B.C. SPCA community relations general manager.

Chortyk says people who adopt cats from the SPCA are getting exceptional value, even without a special promotion.

“Our average cost to care for a cat during its stay is $784, which includes vaccinations, spaying or neutering, an identification tattoo, preventative treatment for internal and external parasites, any medical care or rehabilitation required, daily welfare monitoring, sheltering and feeding.”

A homeless cat can stay in SPCA care from a few days to more than a year before finding a family.

“Our goal is to find loving homes for as many adult cats as possible during the event,” said Chortyk.

“All of the usual adoption criteria will apply as we want to make sure that the animals are a right fit for their new home and that their needs will be met.”

The Vernon shelter is located at 4800 Haney Rd.

For more details, go to www.spca.bc.ca.