Feline foster parents wanted

The Comox Valley SPCA is full to capacity with cats and kittens, stretching shelter space resources.

HOW MUCH IS THAT kitty in the window? The Comox Valley SPCA is happy to share that information with you.

HOW MUCH IS THAT kitty in the window? The Comox Valley SPCA is happy to share that information with you.

The Comox Valley SPCA is full to capacity with cats and kittens, stretching shelter space resources.

The SPCA asks to be your first Adoption Option — it has many healthy, happy cats and kittens that are ready to be your new best friend. They have all been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, flea and worm-treated, and are ready to go to new homes.

Choosing to bring a new companion animal into your family is a big decision but if you’re ready to make that commitment, an SPCA cat or kitten is the way to go. Adult cats cost $115 and kittens are $145.

Comox Valley SPCA staff remind people that there are no free kittens.

If you’re going to take a ‘free’ kitten from someone who is giving them away, check with a vet first and find out the costs of spaying or neutering, not to mention the other costs of feeding, flea and worm treatments and vaccinations.

If your cat is not spayed or neutered, make every effort to have your cat fixed as soon as you can — there are plenty of cats and kittens looking for homes.

If you’re not ready to make a lifetime commitment to an animal, maybe you can help by being a foster family. Foster homes reduce the burden on the shelter by providing a temporary home and care until the kittens are ready for adoption.

The SPCA provides the foster home with all of the supplies needed — litter box, litter, dishes, food, toys and bedding.

If you are interested in helping the animals and becoming a Foster Parent,  go online to www.spca.bc.ca/about/join/volunteer/volunteer-with-animals.html and fill out the application. You can also drop in to the CVSPCA at 1668 Ryan Rd. in Comox and fill out an application form.

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Hills Science Diet is donating food for all of the BCSPCA shelter cats and dogs, so the SPCA is not asking for food donations; however, it does need other items for the animals in its care and would greatly appreciate donations of gift cards from Woofy’s or  Bosleys.

— Comox Valley SPCA