The SPA of Quebec is overflowing with cats to adopt

The Society for the Protection of Animals (SPA) of Quebec finds itself in a situation of overflow, following the entry of a large number of animals, especially cats.

Back to face-to-face work for many, a consequence of inflation, no hypothesis has been ruled out by shelter officials to explain this overflow.

Compared to the same period last year, the SPA finds itself with an increase of nearly 15% in daily admissions.

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For example, during the period from 1er as of November 8, 122 abandoned or found animals entered the shelter, including 108 cats and 10 dogs, while 94 animals were adopted. The SPA also welcomes small animals such as rabbits.

The net population of the sanctuary increased by 28 animals during this period alone. In fact, there are as many cats entering a day as there are leaving.

“I have about thirty cats for adoption and at the end of the day, I will have thirty more in the back room, sterilized, microchipped, dewormed, who are ready to be adopted”, explains Félix Tremblay, director general of the SPA.

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Currently, 45 animals are available for adoption (8 small animals, 3 dogs and 34 cats).

“Is it inflation? I don’t think so, but it’s hard to rule it out. It’s true that an animal costs money. That’s at least $100 a month for a young, healthy animal.”

“Our hypothesis is more about people returning to work, the end of the pandemic, but that remains a hypothesis,” said Mr. Tremblay.

The SPA is asking for the public’s help to “stimulate the adoption of cats provided that such adoption is thoughtful and ethical”.

About 2,500 animals find a new family thanks to the SPA de Québec each year.

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