Adopting a cat over months old from the Winnipeg Humane Society won’t cost you a thing on Friday.
The WHS has received more than 1,750 stray and abandoned cats between May 1 and August 11 and needs to make room in its shelter.
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on August 16, adoption fees will be waived on older kittens, with adoptions for felines under four months will be $25. The normal adoption fee for kittens is $179.
“We’re seeing too many cats coming into the shelter, and we simply do not have the space to house them all,” said Judy Dean, adoptions manager at the WHS. “We’d much rather see these cats go to loving homes than face the alternative.”
Potential adopters need to bring ID with current address and can expect the process to take over 40 minutes. All cats adopted from The WHS are spayed/neutered, have a tattoo ID, first vaccination, six weeks of Pet Secure insurance and a two-week health check. The WHS is asking for donations of wet cat and kitten food.