Friday, July 31, 2015

City of Toronto celebrates the cat days of summer with $25 adoption fee

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  July 31, 2015

City of Toronto celebrates the cat days of summer with $25 adoption fee

The City of Toronto is holding a "cat days of summer" adoption blitz until August 31. Residents can go home with a kitten or cat by paying a special low adoption fee of $25 in addition to a  $15 pet licence fee ($7.50 for seniors) at any of the City's three animal shelters and a number of adoption-partner locations.

All cats and kittens are sterilized (spayed/neutered), micro-chipped, vet-checked, de-wormed and vaccinated.

During the warmer weather, cats breed more often, resulting more kittens and cats in the City's shelters. Toronto Animal Services works hard to take care of the large number of cats in its shelters.

By lowering the adoption fee from the usual $75 to $25, the length of stay for cats in the shelter is lowered. This results in healthier cats as the shelters remain less crowded.

If you want to adopt a kitten or cat, visit a Toronto Animal Services shelter in your neighbourhood or at the adoption partner location listed on the "Adopt a pet" web page linked below. Note that the south shelter is temporarily closed until September 14.

More information is available at

This news release is also available on the City's website:

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Media contact: Tammy Robbinson, Strategic Communications, 416-338-3761,

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