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September 10, 2010
Special 10-day cat adoption event
  
A friendly feline can add so much joy to your life. Can you make room for one (or more)?

The City of Toronto's Animal Services is holding a week-long special cat adoption event to promote and encourage the adoption of these wonderful animals into life-long loving homes. From Friday, September 10 to Sunday, September 19, the adoption fee is being reduced to $25 (plus HST and a licence) - a discount of $55.

This event coincides with the PetSmart Adopt-a-thon, an event that Toronto Animal Services is participating in this weekend at a number of PetSmart stores in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.

This event is a great opportunity for prospective cat owners, as these adoptable cats are already vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, vet checked and de-wormed. Toronto residents are required to purchase a licence for all cats in Toronto (licences for sterilized cats are $15; $7.50 for senior citizens).

“We have a wide variety of cats available, from kittens to teenagers to mature felines, in all colours and markings,” said Eletta Purdy, manager of Toronto Animal Services. “We hope that by holding this event, we will raise the awareness of the need for anyone who can find a place in their hearts and homes to adopt now.”

Finding homes for many of these cats this week will ensure that Toronto Animal Services has enough space in its shelters for future homeless cats as the colder weather approaches in the coming weeks and months.

To preview the cats available for adoption, visit http://www.toronto.ca/animalservices. For anyone unable to adopt a cat 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 our four animal shelters.

Our feline friends are available for adoption from the four Animal Services Shelters, as well as from a number of PetSmart and Kennel café locations. Here is a complete list of locations:

Toronto Animal Services Shelters
(Open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
• West Region - 146 The East Mall, (Highway 427 and Dundas Street West)
• North Region - 1300 Sheppard Avenue West, (Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West)
• East Region - 821 Progress Avenue, (Highway 401 and Markham Road)
• South Region - 140 Princes’ Blvd, Exhibition Place, Horse Palace

Animal Emergency Clinic of Etobicoke (Cash only)
• 150 Norseman Street, Toronto (The Queensway and Islington) - Saturday, September 18 to Sunday September 19 only - open 24 hours per day

PetSmart locations (These locations can only accept cash as payment.)
• 835 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (Laird and Eglinton) - from Friday, September 10 to Sunday, September 19
• 3155 Hwy 7, Markham - Friday, September 10 to Sunday, September 19
• 7575 Weston Road, Vaughan - Friday, September 10 to Sunday, September 19
• 3105 Argentia Road, Mississauga – Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 only
• 225 High Tech Road, Richmond Hill - Friday, September 10, Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12 only

Kennel Café (cash only)
295 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto - Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 only

Interviews, video and photo shoots of the animals can be arranged through the contact identified below.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about 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, 416-392-3496, bhawkin@toronto.ca, cell: 416-629-4886


 

 

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