980 CJME’s friends at Z99 partnered with the Regina Humane Society for a cat adoption Saturday.
Seven cats and kittens were brought in their own air-conditioned bus to Rawlco Radio’s parking lot on Saskatchewan Drive.
Public Relations and Marketing Director, Bill Thorn, said by bringing cats out of the shelter, he hopes they will strike the hearts of people who stop by.
The cats were available at regular price–Kittens under six-months-old cost $185 and adults over six-months-old cost $150. This includes a spay or neuter, tattoo, microchip, vaccines, 30 days of pet insurance and a trip to the vet, according to Thorn.
“If we can get one home, that’s a win as far as I’m concerned,” he said.
Best interview I’ve done in a long time🐱 I’m right at home as @Z99regina has partnered with @reginahumane for a cat adoption in our parking lot! Stop by on #Sask Drive and give these furry friends a home. #yqr #SK pic.twitter.com/ORBxfvHJ6w
— Jayda Noyes (@jaynoyesSK) July 21, 2018
In the summer, Thorn said the non-profit organization tends to see an overflow of cats. That’s when people start letting them out with the warm weather and when females start having kittens.
He added the Humane Society doesn’t have too many cats at the moment because of another adoption event last week that sent 62 to homes. Previously they had about 149 in care.
“That starts to put pressure on our resources. You get that many cats in one building and that’s when you start seeing disease spread around a little bit quicker.”
The Humane Society doesn’t turn animals away regardless of their health.
“It tends to go in cycles. We’ll have an adoption event and we get animals home and that’s wonderful, but there’s also ones showing up,” he said.
Thorn said he anticipates the Humane Society will have two more adoption events this year.