Moving day is still several weeks away and already the Montreal SPCA is receiving over 30 cats a day from owners who abandon their animals and domestic cats found as strays In addition, the shelter received over 80 cats today from a hoarding situation in Le Plateau Montreal.
“We are currently experiencing a huge augmentation in cat intakes, which is more than we even expected for this time of the year. We are so grateful to have our Annex/Emergency shelter facility in order to house the 80 cats that we are taking in from this hoarding situation.” said Alanna Devine, Director of Animal Advocacy at the Montreal SPCA. “At this time we are also reaching out to the public and asking people to consider adopting or temporarily fostering a cat. We absolutely need the community’s support in order to help us help the cats at our shelter”.
The cats from the hoarding case are currently being attended to by the shelter’s veterinary and animal care staff and will then be available for foster or adoption. Some of the cats are hearing impaired.
In order to promote cat adoptions at the shelter during this busy time of year, the Montreal SPCA is continuing their special “Cat-athon” adoption event this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. During the “Cat-athon”, the Montreal SPCA will absorb a portion of the cat adoption fees. The adoption fee for adult cats will be reduced to 50$ and the adoption fees for kitten reduced to 75$! As always, the adoption fees will include sterilization, vaccination, deworming and microchiping and a 30-day health-guaranty.
People interested in adopting can visit the SPCA main shelter located at 5215 Jean Talon Ouest or the Annexe (emergency shelter) at 7314 Mountain Sights between 12pm-8pm Monday through Friday and 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. For those interested in fostering, please contact the foster department, preferably by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (514) 735-2711 x2237.