Members of the community were invited to tour the Kingston Humane Society as the organization marked Shelter Day.
Saturday’s open house gave the public a chance to learn more about the work and support involved in caring for injured, sick, homeless and abused animals.
Christie Haaima, the society’s animal programs manager, explains.
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“This is a temporary stay for them, but no animal should have to live in a shelter,” Haaima said.
“So we want to reduce the amount of time that they spend in a shelter, get them spayed or neutered, all of their medical stuff done and ready to find a forever family, where they can enjoy the rest of their days lazing in the window and doing the kind of things that cats love to do.”
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The day included tours of the shelter, a clinic to microchip pets as well as an adoption event for cats and kittens.
The shelter currently has in excess of 200 cats and kittens.