While the number of stray and abandoned cats continues to increase in the Eastern Townships, the Society for the Protection of Animals (SPA) Estrie, the region’s animal protection organization, has decided to launch a new program to increase adoption rates.
According to SPA Estrie communications manager Alexane Bégin, the organization welcomed 1,600 cats between January and August. In 2021, they amassed a total of 2,416 stray and abandoned cats. The farm cat adoption program is one of the ways they are fighting to solve the problem.
“Some other SPAs in Quebec have this program and we have decided to set it up here in Estrie because we receive thousands of cats each year, but many cannot be placed for adoption in regular families because they are too wild or fearful,” Bégin said. says The Record.
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