Over 200 cats adopted from Ontario SPCA Animal Centres across the province during Black Friday adoption initiative


IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Stouffville, ON (November 30, 2017) – Over 200 cats are now settling into loving homes across the province after being adopted during a successful Black Friday adoption initiative by the Ontario SPCA.

The Ontario SPCA’s 13 Animal Centres across the province reduced adoption fees on all cats and kittens to $25 from Nov. 24-28 to help find homes for the many animals in their care. The cats were spayed or neutered, microchipped, came with a gift of six weeks of pet insurance and were up to date with their vaccines.

Working with adoption counsellors throughout the adoption process, potential adopters were required to take a Meet Your Match® survey, which matches an adopter’s preferences to an animal’s behaviours and interests to ensure they are taking home a pet they really connect with.

“We were at capacity, so we’re very thankful to everyone who welcomed a cat or kitten into their life,” says Tonya Martin, Director, Animal Centres & Humane Programming, Ontario SPCA. “The success of this adoption initiative allows us to help more animals in need by creating space in our Animal Centres.”

For anyone still looking for a furry friend, visit to see animals currently available for adoption.

Already have an adopted pet? Enter the iAdopt contest!

Step 1 – Enter the grand prize contest at for your chance to WIN free pet food for a year from Royal Canin.

Step 2 – Post a picture of your adopted pet on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #iAdopt, or upload directly to our gallery at for chances to win weekly pet prize packs.

To learn more about iAdopt for the Holidays, or to enter the contest, visit


Melissa Kosowan
Ontario SPCA

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:

Protecting animals since 1873, the Ontario SPCA is Ontario's animal welfare organization. A registered charity, the Society is comprised of close to 50 Communities.

Since 1919, when Ontario's first animal welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce animal welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA agents and inspectors with police powers to do so.

The Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations, including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education & Animal Centre.

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