On the first Stray of Christmas, my true love brought for me, a dog. Or a cat. Or a rabbit.
Getting into the holiday spirit, Toronto Animal Services is holding the 12 Strays of Christmas to urge residents to adopt a furry friend into their family.
Each of the animals featured in the promotion is looking for a lifelong loving home. As an added bonus, until Dec. 23, all cat adoptions are $25 plus tax and bunny adoptions are $10 plus tax.
The adoption fees include a veterinary check, vaccinations, sterilization, a microchip and rabies shot. You will be required to purchase a cat or dog licence at the time of adoption.
You can find a pet at one of the city’s pet shelters at 1300 Sheppard Ave. east of Keele Street; 146 The East Mall southeast of Hwy. 427 and Dundas Street; 821 Progress Ave. southwest of Hwy. 401 and Markham Road; and at the Horse Palace at Exhibition Place at 140 Princes’ Blvd.
You can also adopt from one of the city’s adoption partners, which can be found, along with other information on adopting pets, at www.toronto.ca/animal_services
The partners are also participating in the 12 Strays of Christmas promotion and will honour the discounted cat and bunny prices if those animals are available.