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June 20, 2013
Adopt a cat during City of Toronto's Feline Fiesta
  
The City is celebrating Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month by holding a Feline Fiesta adoption blitz from June 21 to July 4. Residents can go home with a kitten or cat for only $25 (plus HST and a licence if applicable) from one of the City's four animal shelters.

Toronto Animal Services works hard to keep up with the high intake of cats into its shelters, and tries to find good outcomes for as many cats as possible. The public can help by adopting a kitten or cat.

There are many reasons why there are a large number of homeless cats in the city's animal shelters. Some are born into feral cat colonies and live long enough to reproduce before their life is cut short by the hardships of living on the street, while others are born into homes where owners don't spay/neuter their cats.

Cats breed in every season, but most typically in late winter or early spring. By this time each year, the City's animal shelters are brimming with kittens.

Several strategies are being used to stop the cycle of cat overpopulation, including promoting the adoption of cats from shelters. When people adopt a kitten or cat from Toronto Animal Services, they receive a pet that is microchipped, vaccinated and most importantly spayed/neutered so it cannot reproduce.

If you wish to adopt a kitten or cat, visit a Toronto Animal Services shelter in your neighbourhood. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/animal_services/pet_adoption.htm

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Tammy Robbinson, Senior Communications Coordinator
416-338-3761
trobbin@toronto.ca

 

 

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