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August 1, 2013
Cat adoption free at City of Toronto animal shelters this weekend
The City of Toronto is holding a cat adoption blitz this weekend only. Residents can go home with a kitten or cat without paying the usual $75 adoption fee (there is a $15 pet licence fee, or $7.50 for seniors) from one of the City's four animal shelters and at a number of adoption partner locations.

All cats and kittens are sterilized (spayed/neutered), micro-chipped, vet-checked, de-wormed and vaccinated.

About 375 cats and kittens were adopted during this summer's Feline Fiesta blitz across the city. There is still an immediate need to find permanent homes for more than 150 cats and kittens.

Recent changes to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 349, Animals, take effect today (August 1). Toronto residents may now have six cats per household, an increase from the three cats previously allowed.

If you want to adopt a kitten or cat, visit a Toronto Animal Services shelter in your neighbourhood. More information is available at

A list of the City's adoption partners can be found at

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.

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Tammy Robbinson
Senior Communications Co-ordinator, Strategic Communications



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