The Winnipeg Humane Society is bursting at the seams as far as cats go. The shelter at 45 Hurst Way has ran out of available adoption space due to an increase in the number of incoming cats.
There are 490 cats in WHS care, which is 200 more than last year. “The numbers are worrisome,” said Aileen White, Director of Communications, “we have had fewer cats adopted these past few weeks than normal, yet the numbers coming in are still climbing.” Since June, The WHS has been receiving an average of 19 cats each day. This number is expected to increase as summer continues. On July 2 alone, 34 out of the 46 animals dropped off were cats.
To help open up space and refrain from euthanizing healthy animals, the WHS is offering adoptions on all cats aged 6 months and up for only $25 from July 9 – 12. This fee includes feline leukemia/FIV testing, spay and neuter surgery, microchip, tattoo, first vaccination, de-worming and 6-weeks of Pet Secure Insurance, and two-week health check.
The WHS is also looking for wet cat food to be donated.
Monday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.