Way to go, City of Calgary Animal Shelter! Kathleen Dickson, shelter team lead of Animal Services, told Global News, "In total, we've adopted out 67 cats so far. Yesterday alone we adopted out 44… It was a constant stream of citizens coming into Animal Services both yesterday and today, trying to support us and adopt a cat. It was phenomenal."
Most everyone knows Spring is kitten season, and with that shelters are using overcrowded with cats looking for their furever home. The City of Calgary Animal Shelter sent out an urgent call and the city responded.
The City of Calgary tweeted their gratitude to the public for the “overwhelming” response
We have had an overwhelming response to our cat adoption event! Over 50 cats have been adopted in just over 24 hours. Please note we now have a limited number of adoptable cats left. Thank you, Calgary, for helping these kittens find homes. #yyc pic.twitter.com/2Ok68AgbHG— City of Calgary (@cityofcalgary) June 22, 2019
Animal Services announced the adopt-a-thon, adoptions costs will be sliced in half from June 21- 23
However, they didn't expect to adopt out ALL their cats in just 2 days!
The amazing offer totaled to be $81.50 for a cat adoption including a one-year licence, a collar, a bag of food and a goodie bag with toys and treats.
How could you say no to such an amazing deal and sweet face?
And thanks to the overwhelming response to the adopt-a-thon, there's now more room at the shelter for strays
Dickson said, ""This has allowed us to make sure we're not at or over capacity because we now have this kennel space for the new cats coming in."
“We just want to remind them that we adopt cats and dogs out all year round.”
Check out your local shelter to adopt a cat today!