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Canada 150 adoption campaign close to reaching goal

Cat adoptions $50 off until December 31
2017-12-12 Timmins Humane Society MH
The Timmins and District Humane Society shelter is located on Mahoney Road. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

A Canada 150 adoption campaign is helping cats find their forever homes this year.

“We started the 150 countdown in the middle of July and It was part of our involvement with the downtown urban park,” wrote Krystle Fletcher, Timmins and District Humane Society assistant manager.

With days to go in the campaign, the organization is close to meetings its goal, having adopted 134 cats since the program launched.

In addition to the Canada 150 initiative, this month the humane society is offering $50 off the adoption fee for cats. If you apply for a feline adoption by Dec. 31 the cost for a kitten is $140 and adult cats are $80. After that the fees are $190 and $130, respectively.

Fletcher said that cost includes a spay/neuter surgery, vaccination, de-worming treatment, and six pre-paid weeks of pet insurance. Timmins residents must also register for a $35 tag to license their pet.

“We have definitely seen a boost in our adoption this year compared to last year especially with the promotion of $50 off. Just this month we have adopted out 26 cats (adults and kittens),” she said.

“We love when the entire family comes to pick up their new cat/kitten since we take pictures of the countdown and when the entire family is in the photo it just make it more memorable!”

Adoption applications and pictures of the animals available for adoption are available at