Friday, November 26, 2010

Feline Frenzy at Animal Services




The furry felines sheltered at the city’s Animal Services Centre are looking to move into a healthy, loving home.

With over 60 cats filling their shelter, the staff at The City of Calgary Animal & Bylaw Services is counting on their new initiative, Feline Frenzy, to encourage compassionate Calgarians to adopt a cat.

“It’s very disheartening to see these beautiful cats sitting in a cage in our shelter for months on end," said Bill Bruce, director of Animal & Bylaw Services. “Feline Frenzy is all about increasing awareness and moving these nice, well-socialized cats from our shelter into permanent homes where they belong.”

Feline Frenzy will run from Monday, Nov. 29 to Sunday, Dec.12.  During this time, adult cats which are identified as cats over one year in age, will be available for adoption at half the usual fee.  This means a cat will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, vet checked, dewormed, receive a free 6-month licence, the first set of vaccinations (excluding rabies), and be tested for feline leukemia and FIV all for $75. The new owner will also receive a bag of pet food and an adoption kit to get them started.

Animal Services is also encouraging Calgarians with space and the wherewithal to consider adopting one adult cat for $150 and getting a companion cat at no additional cost.

By introducing Feline Frenzy, Bruce hopes that he will have an empty shelter and happy homes for the cats.

Another goal of Feline Frenzy is to increase awareness of the plight of cats sheltered at the Animal Services Centre, the Calgary Humane Society and MEOW Foundation.

To view the cats available for adoption, visit Calgary.ca/animalservices and click on adoptable cats or contact 3-1-1. Calgarians are also invited to visit the Animal Services Centre at 2201 Portland Street S.E. between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday or 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


For more information, please visit Calgary.ca/animalservices



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