News Release: November 21, 2014
Adoption fees waived for black cats at City of Toronto animal shelters in honour of Black Friday
Starting tomorrow, the City of Toronto is holding a cat adoption blitz in honour of Black Friday from Saturday, November 22 to Sunday, November 30. Residents can go home with a kitten or cat with any black colouring, without paying the usual $75 adoption fee (there is a $15 pet licence fee or $7.50 for seniors).
More than 150 cats are up for adoption at the City's four animal shelters, as well as at a number of adoption partner locations. Research indicates that black cats (and black dogs) are not adopted as quickly from shelters.
All cats and kittens are sterilized (spayed/neutered), micro-chipped, vet-checked, de-wormed and vaccinated.
Approximately 220 cats and kittens were adopted during the recent Fall in Love adoption campaign across the city. There is still an immediate need to find homes for more than 150 cats and kittens.
If you would like to adopt a kitten or cat, visit a Toronto Animal Services shelter in your neighbourhood. More information is available athttp://www.toronto.ca/animalservices.
A list of the City's adoption partners can be found athttp://toronto.ca/animal_services/retailers.htm.
This news release is also available on the City's website:http://bit.ly/1BUkqzV
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