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October 18, 2013
Torontonians encouraged to adopt a cat during Fall in Love campaign
Beginning today, Toronto residents can Fall in Love and adopt a feline friend for only $25 plus the cost of a licence ($15, $7.50 for seniors). The campaign runs until October 30 at all four City of Toronto animal shelter and adoption partner locations.

Toronto has an overpopulation of unwanted cats. Animal Services works hard to keep up with the high intake of cats into its shelters, and tries to find good homes for as many cats as possible.

Several strategies are used to stop the cycle of cat overpopulation, including the trap, neuter, return program; the cat licensing program; the Chip Truck program; and the adoption of cats from the shelters. In 2012, almost 3,350 cats found new homes.

When people adopt a kitten or cat from a City of Toronto shelter, they receive a pet that is microchipped, vaccinated and, most importantly, spayed/neutered so it cannot reproduce.

The usual cost to adopt a cat is $75, plus a licence.

Toronto Animal Services shelters:
West Region - 146 The East Mall, (Highway 427 and Dundas Street West)
North Region - 1300 Sheppard Ave. W., (Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West)
East Region - 821 Progress Ave. (Highway 401 and Markham Road)
South Region - 140 Princes’ Blvd., (Exhibition Place, Horse Palace)

The public can view the available animals up for adoption or find an adoption partner location at or call 416-338-PAWS (7297).

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 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.

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Tammy Robbinson, Senior Communications Co-ordinator



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