This collage symbolizes the enormous pet overpopulation problem, particularly with cats. These are only six out of the thousands of cats gathering and accumulating at animal shelters across the country. BC SPCA alone takes in more than 28,000 animals each year, in additional to thousands more being cared for by other rescue groups and animal control agencies.
To curb overpopulation and ensure that all cats have happy homes to go to rather than dwelling in cold, metallic cages or even being put down, ensure that your pet cat is spayed or neutered. Some municipalities have even started to provide funds to complete the procedure for low-income residents.
Featured in this collage (clockwise from top left) is:
- Mal (5 mo. old female, at the Kamloops, BC shelter)
- Socks (11 wk. old female, at the Okanagan/Similkameen, BC shelter)
- Taco (2 yr. old male, at the Chilliwack, BC shelter)
- Blitzen (1 yr. old male, at the Kamloops, BC shelter)
- Kat (5 yr. old female, at the Vancouver, BC shelter)
- Clark (1 yr. old male, at the Cowichan & District, BC shelter)
Be sure to make the SPCA “your first adoption option” (© 2015 BC SPCA).