The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society hit the road late last week on its way to Dryden to deliver much-needed cat food and supplies, and returned home with some furry road trip companions – 25 cats and kittens in need of homes.
The Ontario SPCA welcomed 25 Northern cats and kittens from the Second Chance Pet Network in Dryden, located approximately 1,300 kilometres north of Sudbury, to ensure this partner in the Animal North Network had the capacity to provide care and shelter for other animals in the North.
A lack of access to basic animal wellness services, such as veterinarians and spay/neuter services, has contributed to an increase in animal populations, particularly dogs, across Northern Canada. The Ontario SPCA and its partners in the Animal North Network work alongside communities to deliver much-needed resources, such as food and mobile wellness services, and to manage animal populations through spay/neuter and re-homing initiatives.
Once ready for adoption, the cats will be available through the Ontario SPCA Sudbury & District Animal Centre and the Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre. Animals adopted through the Ontario SPCA are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and have received any necessary medical care.
“With 12 animal centres across the province, we had the capacity to help these cats find homes by bringing them to areas of the province where there are families waiting to adopt,” says Arista Wogenstahl, Transfer Team Lead, Animal Protection Services, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “This re-homing initiative is part of our ongoing work through the Animal North Network to support community partners focused on creating healthy communities for people and animals.”
Interested in adopting? Visit ontariospca.ca to meet animals available for adoption.
To learn more about the Ontario SPCA’s work in the North, visit animalnorthnetwork.ca