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Craig Street Cats Seeking Foster Families as Lease Expires

April 27, 2015 8:01 AM | News


(Kitten image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — A no-kill animal shelter in the city could close as early as Thursday if it doesn’t find foster homes ahead of a move to its new location.

Craig Street Cats on Madison Street was forced to relocate after the landlord of their building didn’t renew their lease, which expires April 30.

“We have possession of our new adoption centre, and are busily drawing plans for the cat enclosures and other facilities,” executive director Lynne Scott said.

“Unfortunately, we will not be able to move any cats into the new centre because we cannot pay for an air makeup unit.”

Scott says it houses about 200 adoptable cats and foster families have taken in about 60 cats.

The new location at 1421 St. James Street still needs nearly $80,000 to renovate from its warehouse space into an acceptable adoption centre for the animals.

Anyone wishing to foster a cat or make a donation can e-mail fostercsc@craigstcats.ca.