July 18, 2014 12:11 pm
Updated: July 18, 2014 2:31 pm

Why it’s the purrfect time to adopt a cat in Calgary

ABOVE: Calgary Humane’s Phil Fulton talks about the emergency cat adoption, and introduces viewers to a cat named Fluffy.

CALGARY – A local animal shelter is encouraging prospective pet owners to come adopt one of their many cats.

The Calgary Humane Society (CHS) is holding an emergency cat adoption event due to an influx of their furry friends.

They currently have 257 cats they’re caring for, with another 102 in foster care waiting to come back to the shelter.

“CHS is an open admission shelter, which means we will never turn an animal in need away,” says Carrie Fritz, Executive Director. “However, our current cat population is creating an extreme strain on our resources.”

Officials say the increase in cats creates stress on both within the shelter.

The costs to adopt are:

  • Kittens – $185
  • Adult cats (over 7 months) – a minimum $25 donation

The adoption fee includes vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchip and tattoo, and a complimentary vet exam.

To see all the animals that are available for adoption visit http://www.calgaryhumane.ca or for more information about our adoption process call 403-205-4455.

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