Taken from THE TORONTO STAR
Toronto Animal Services offers 2-for-1 cat sale
About 10 times as many cats as dogs are up for adoption in Toronto, so Toronto Animal Services is holding a two-for-one cat sale.
Some cats, like 8-year-old Magnolia, have been waiting a long time for a home.
Magnolia is the longest-standing resident at the Toronto Animal Services’ south shelter. The brown tortoiseshell tabby has been waiting for a home for seven months. Her last owner had her since she was a kitten, and then died.
“She’s been overlooked because she’s a little bit older,” said Nicola Ware, an animal care and control officer with Animal Services.
Though Magnolia has her own room at the shelter — a slight perk of age — she and 415 cats across Toronto are awaiting adoption.
World Cat Day could change that.
In recognition of the event, which takes place Wednesday, Animal Services hopes to give as many cats as possible a new, loving home.
Cats heavily outnumber dogs in shelters because stray cats aren’t all spayed and neutered, said Ware. All the cats available for adoption are spayed, neutered, vaccinated, vet-checked and microchipped.
If someone’s not ready to take on the responsibility of two cats, Ware said they can split the $99.75 fee with a friend or family member. The offer runs until Aug. 15.
World Cat Day celebrations will begin at the city’s east shelter on Progress Ave. at 10:30 a.m. There will be lots of eligible kitties to play with and hopefully adopt, said Ware, who has three adopted cats.
It’s all a way of saying thank you for the companionship and joy cats bring people, she said.
“There’s nothing like having a purring cat fall asleep on your head,” Ware said.
And it could be better with two.
“They keep your feet warm when you’re in bed.”
-Taken directly from the Toronto Star