The SPCA in Williams Lake has more than 15 cats, 15 kittens and a full house of about 16 dogs in residence this month.
In efforts to find homes for some of the adult cats the SPCA is inviting the community to come and meet some of the charges at their Freaky Friday Feline Festival Open House this Friday, Jan. 13.
All of the adult cats will be available for adoption at a reduced cost, says shelter manager Liz Dighton.
The older cats range in age from eight months to about five years.
Visitors will be able to cuddle and play with the animals, enjoy a hot drink and snacks during the open house.
“Come on up and stop by for a visit even if you are not looking to adopt,” invites Dighton. “There are prizes to be won for a donation.”
With a cash donation visitors can enter a draw to win one of two amazing gift baskets which include certificates for local restaurants and other goodies, Dighton says.
Kitty adoption packages including toys and treats are also available in exchange for a donation, she notes.
With the extreme cold weather we are currently experiencing, Dighton asks that people please bring stray cats they see inside if they can or bring them to the SPCA.
In extremely cold temperatures she says strays are very vulnerable to frostbite on their ears and paws.
If someone has lost a cat or dog, she advises them to check the SPCA’s provincial website at www.spca.bc.ca where strays in care are posted.
She says the number of cats and dogs in care at the Williams Lake SPCA is currently high for January and some of the dogs will be sent to the Lower Mainland for adoption.
The shelter is located at 709 Bond Lake Road and will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the Freaky Friday open house.
For more information contact the local SPCA at 250-392-2179.