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August 8, 2012
Toronto Animal Services celebrates World Cat Day with two-for-one cat adoptions
Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38 Scarborough Centre) and 100 furry kittens today kicked off Toronto's celebration of World Cat Day at an animal shelter in Ward 38. Founded in 2002, World Cat Day each August 8 helps raise awareness of the love and companionship cats give their owners.

In celebration, the City of Toronto's Animal Services is offering two-for-the-price-of-one kitten and cat adoptions from August 8 to 15. Residents can share the love - and share the savings - by adopting a cat this week.

Toronto Animal Services offers adoptees a complete package: cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, vet checked and microchipped. The adoption fee is usually $75 plus tax for a cat. From August 8 to 15, that $75 fee (plus tax) gives you two cats. A licence fee, when applicable, is $15 for each cat in addition to the adoption fee.

Each adoption at Toronto Animal Services is supported by shelter partner Hill's Science Diet. Hill's provides the adoption program with high quality food and gives new cat owners valuable coupons for each cat adopted.

To take advantage of the two-for-one World Cat Day adoption promotion, residents can visit any one of Toronto Animal Services' shelter locations - open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. seven days a week.

West Region - 146 The East Mall (Hwy 427 and Dundas St. W)
East Region - 821 Progress Ave. (Markham Road and Highway 401)
North Region - 1300 Sheppard Ave. W. (Keele St. and Sheppard Ave. W)
South Region - 140 Princes Blvd. (Exhibition Place, Horse Palace)

On Thursday, August 9, Toronto Animal Services will be taking its cats on tour. That day, residents can visit Animal Services staff at PJ's Pet Centres at either Scarborough Town Centre or Sherway Gardens from 1 to 6 p.m.

More information: or 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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Bruce Hawkins
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