By Tyler Sutherland
The Winnipeg Humane Society will waive adoption fees to take home a cat on Friday, November 16.
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., the animal shelter will offer cats over four months of age for free. Kittens under four months will be $99.
“We are at a tipping point, we prefer to adopt as many cats as we can to loving homes than face the alternative,” said WHS CEO Bill McDonald.
The shelter saw 606 cats arrive in its care in October alone. The incoming numbers are expected to continue for the next two weeks.
“As the cold weather settles in, people scoop up the stray cat that has been hanging around their yard,” McDonald added. “Our record was 195 incoming cats in 7 days, in 2009.”
Adopters can find an application form at WinnipegHumaneSociety.ca.