NEWMARKET, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 23, 2016) - Ontario SPCA animal centres across the province are nearing capacity to care for homeless cats due to a recent influx that have come into their care, putting a strain on resources.

"We urgently need to find homes for the cats in our care," says Tonya Martin, Director, Animal Centres & Humane Programming, Ontario SPCA. "We are at critical capacity and are looking for the public's assistance to help us place cats into loving forever homes."

The Ontario SPCA's "iAdopt Urgent Appeal" adoption blitz, which ran earlier this month, has been extended until Sunday, Aug. 28. ADULT CATS will be available for adoption for $50 each at participating Ontario SPCA animal centres.

All cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, come with a gift of six weeks of pet insurance and are up to date on their vaccinations.

Please open your home to a cat in desperate need of a forever home. Can't adopt right now? Share this message with friends and family.

"If you are able to welcome a cat into your home, please adopt during our urgent appeal," says Martin. "By adopting a cat now, you can help ensure space becomes available for other animals in need."

To view cats available for adoption, visit

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:

Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of over 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.

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

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Charitable Business Number 88969 1044 RR0002

Contact Information:

Media Contact: Ontario SPCA
Melissa Kosowan