Animals looking for homes

All adult cat adoption fees are now half off at the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA.

  • Nov. 24, 2016 7:00 a.m.
Adoption fees at local SPCA are discounted temporarily at Maple Ridge SPCA.

Adoption fees at local SPCA are discounted temporarily at Maple Ridge SPCA.

All adult cat adoption fees are now half off at the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA.

The adoption sale will run until Dec. 5 and will also include small animals like rabbits and guinea pigs.

“We have a large number of animals that are in our shelter right now. And we have a long wait list of animals that are trying to come in,” explained branch manager Jennifer Stack.

“We are trying to create space so that we can provide, especially with the colder weather coming, for these animals in need,” said Stack.

Stack has 54 cats in her care right now, with 25 housed at the shelter, bringing it to capacity, and the rest are in foster care or hospitalized.

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

Every year, the BC SPCA takes in several thousand cats across the province.

Adoption fees will include vaccinations, spaying or neutering, microchipping so they have permanent ID for lifetime, flea treatment, de-worming and any other necessary medical care.

“We have all different ages and all different colours and hair length. There is something for everybody here for sure,” said Stack.

The older cats have also had full blood work and dental work done.

“Don’t let age worry you,” said Stack about the cats.

“A well-cared for cat that’s an indoor cat can live easily until 22,” she said.

For more information call 604-463-9511, e-mail mapleridge@spca.bc.ca or visit the Maple Ridge branch at 10235 Jackson Rd..