Wednesday, Aug. 8, is a big day for felines — and to celebrate World Cat Day, Toronto Animal Services is going to make it easier than ever to adopt a kitten from their shelters all week long.
Starting on Wednesday, Aug. 8, and continuing through to Aug. 15, Toronto Animal Services will offer a two-for-one adoption fee discount for anyone who comes in and adopts two cats.
The event is kicking off at the Toronto Animal Services East Division in Scarborough, but potential cat owners can adopt from any of the city’s shelters according to licensing and standards committee member Glenn De Baeremaeker.
“I think World Cat Day was created to recognize the contribution that cats give to our lives,” said the Scarborough Centre councillor. “Well you know what, we’re going to find our best friends at the animal centre – I’ll be there, and we’ll have an adopted parent there, someone who’s adopted two cats — plus, 200 kittens.”
The Cat Day deal will mean a savings on adoption fees, which are normally $75 per cat.
“Normally, it would cost you $150, but starting that week for four days you can get a two for one special at the animal centres — or at Pjs at the Scarborough Town Centre or Sherway Mall, where we have offsite adoption centres.”
De Baeremaeker added that even if residents don’t quite feel ready to take on two cats — they can always bring a friend, and each walk away with one feline.
“We have them literally by the hundreds,” he said. “Very often, we have 600 cats at a time in our shelter. The last time I checked we had 200. There’s a lot of cats that need a lot of love and a lot of people that need a lot of love. We’re trying to be matchmakers.”
The Toronto Animal Services – East Region is located at 821 Progress Ave. in Scarborough.