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November 1, 2011
Toronto Animal Services wants you to fall in love with an adorable cat
This fall, the City of Toronto's Animal Services is encouraging residents to adopt a cat and make it a beloved member of the family. The "Fall in Love" cat adoption campaign begins today and runs until November 13. Cat adoptions for the two-week period are just $25 - a saving of almost $60 off the regular adoption price.

“The fall is a perfect time to introduce a new kitten or cat to the home. Most families are in a routine at this time of year, and routines are good for pets," said Elizabeth Glibbery, Manager of Toronto Animal Services. “There are some great, affectionate kittens and cats, as well as some very independent ones. There's a cat for everyone."

All cats available for adoption are vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, vet checked and de-wormed.

Dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds and many other animals are also available for adoption.

For anyone unable to adopt a pet but who wants to contribute to an improved life for these animals, a donation can be made on the website or in person at any one of Animal Services' four animal shelters.

Pets are available for adoption at the four Animal Services shelters (open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.), as well as from a number of PetSmart locations in Toronto and the surrounding area.
PetSmart is one of Toronto Animal Services' off-site adoption partners. Adoption locations:

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)

PetSmart locations with adoptions:
835 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto, 416-696-0388
2050 Eglinton Ave E., Toronto, 416-701-0007
7575 Weston Rd., Vaughan, 905-850-8970
225 High Tech Rd., Richmond Hill, 905-764-6116
3155 Regional Rd. 7, Markham, 905- 415-1755
547 Steeles Ave. E., South Brampton, 905-874-9999 - new west location

Pets available for adoption can be viewed at

Toronto residents are required to purchase a licence for all cats and dogs in Toronto. Licences for sterilized cats are $15, $7.50 for seniors; licences for sterilized dogs are $25, $12.50 for seniors.

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.

Media Contact
Bruce Hawkins
Senior Communications Coordinator



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