Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Etobicoke Humane Society June 18 Cat & Kitten Showcase With Reduced Adoption Fees

1500 Royal York Road, Suite E, Etobicoke, Ontario M9P 3B6
416-249-6100; www.facebook.com/etobicokehumanesociety.com; www.etobicokehumanesociety.com
Registered Charity #131167629RR0001
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 18 CAT and KITTEN SHOWCASE

….Reduced Adoption Fee; Urgent Need for Feline Homes….

TORONTO (June 10, 2011) – On Saturday, June 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Etobicoke Humane Society volunteers and adult feline friends will be waiting to welcome you to their Cat and Kitten Showcase , featuring reduced adoption fees - taking place at their shelter office located at 1500 Royal York Rd. (Royal York Plaza). For their safety, kittens will not be present at the event, but represented in lovely colour photos, with on-site kitten adoption appointments taken for related foster home visits. All felines are veterinary checked prior to entering the shelter and foster homes.

* SPECIAL $99 ADOPTION FEE on JUNE 18th ONLY.

The Showcase date of June 18 will feature a reduced feline adoption fee of $99 for adult cats and kittens. To take advantage of this unusual offer, Showcase visitors must adopt an adult cat on-site on June 18. And on June 18, visitors interested in kitten adoptions must schedule kitten foster home appointments that take place between June 18 and June 24 only. This is not a call-in opportunity. The adoption fee includes spaying or neutering of age-appropriate felines, up-to- date vaccinations, microchip and a $25 (twenty-five dollar) certificate for kitten spaying and neutering. EHS Volunteer Coordinator Candace Camphaug said, “There are many, many homeless animals. In order for us to continue to help them, we need to make room for more. We also have a number of cats that have tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus).
This is a great opportunity for visitors to learn more about this condition. FIV- positive cats can live symptom free for years. We encourage the public to come and learn more about the beautiful felines in our shelter, and to open their hearts and their homes to a new furry friend. Our volunteers will be on hand to share information and stories about each cat or kitten, and to offer lots of advice and free literature on feline pet selection and Etobicoke Humane Society PR-Education-Fundraising Coordinator, Maria Barnes, said, “Feline overpopulation is at epidemic levels in Canada. In 2008, other Canadian shelters euthanized over 41,000 felines(1).

The Etobicoke Humane Society never euthanizes any animal due to lack of space. Instead, we take in only those animals for which we have shelterand foster space. Therefore, to avoid interruption of our ability to take in new felines, it’s crucial that we consistently find appropriate, loving permanent and foster homes for as many cats and kittens as possible.”

In addition to adoption opportunities, the Showcase will also offer organizational and program information, free educational literature, volunteer application forms and refreshments.

For more information, contact Etobicoke Humane Society at 416-249-6100, or visit them at www.etobicokehumanesociety.com or www.facebook.com/etobicokehumanesociety.

(1)Canadian Federation of Humane Societies; http://cfhs.ca/athome/shelter_animal_statistics/

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