There are more than 150 cats at the Saskatoon SPCA right now which is beyond capacity.
That’s where the Adoption By Donation promotion for select cats that are ready to go comes in.
Executive Director Patricia Cameron says the adoption includes the spay or neuter procedure, deworming, vaccines, health and behaviour checks, 4 weeks of free pet insurance and a free wellness exam from participating vet clinics, with a value of more than $400.
From now until the end of the month for these cats, you can pay whatever donation you choose.
She adds that prospective pet owners should consider carefully the cost of owning a pet before owning.
Cameron says the issue of pet owners not spaying or neutering their animals and then letting them outside to breed is taking a toll on the cat population.
Kitten season used to be from late spring until autumn, but now it’s all year long.
She adds that some people have a misconception that cats can fend for themselves if an owner decides to let it loose for good.
That means starvation, freezing, disease, possibly being run over, or even becoming the victim of a person with ill intentions.
If a cat is not in your plans, Cameron says they welcome monetary donations and pet food and supplies.