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SPCA at “Cat”pacity – doing something special for cat adoptions

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The Swift Current SPCA is at capacity on the cat side of its operation and looking for some adoptions to help create room for more cats currently on the waiting list.


“One of the challenges of being a no-kill shelter is that we do have times when we have as many cats in shelter as we can handle and have to start putting others on the wait list,” notes Shelter Operations Manager Melissa Topham. The SPCA currently has 50 cats in its care, with only a few of those in foster care.
“Summer can also be a slower time for adoptions with people on vacation and out of their normal routine,” Topham notes. To help encourage those who may be in market for a new cat, the local SPCA is running a promotion on July 28 and 29 which will give every cat adopter a discount off the adoption fee.
All cats 6 months old and older are eligible and once the adopter chooses a cat there will be an opportunity to draw a discount of from $10 to $50 off the regular adoption fee. A microchip fee will apply as usual and if the cat has not been spayed or neutered already, a refundable deposit for this surgery will be collected (to be refunded to the owner once the cat comes back in for its surgery).
“We really encourage folks to check out our website (www.spcaswiftcurrent.com) for our available cats and come in and talk to us this weekend – it could be the best time to get a cat, “ Topham concludes.
The Swift Current SPCA is a local volunteer-directed registered charity which receives no provincial or federal funding, is not affiliated with nor funded by the Saskatchewan SPCA, and must raise 80% of its $300,000 annual operating budget from the community each year. It serves approximately 250- 300 domestic pets (cats and dogs) annually, operating 24/7 – 365 day a year no-kill shelter services with a high standard of health safety. It also provides required medical services including a spay/neuter program, foster and adoption services, pound services for the City of Swift Current, and a lost and found registry and microchipping program to help reunite strays with owners. The SPCA has operated animal shelter services in Swift Current since 1973.
For more information contact Melissa Topham at 306-773-1806.

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