It’s that time of year again. The SPCA and the Humane Society of Ontario have launched their annual holiday adoption campaign.
The provincial initiative, called “iAdopt For the Holidays”, runs until December 31st.
“We want as many animals as possible to find homes during the holidays or before the end of the year,” said Esther McCutcheon, director of the Lennox and Addington Animal Center.
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“Most years, ‘iAdopt For the Holidays’ has been a wonderful success and I can’t wait to see all of the animals coming home this year.”
In fact, 500 animals across the province found refuge last year as a result of this campaign.
“It’s kind of like matchmaking because you want something to last forever. You want people to be happy, you want the animal to be happy, and you want them both to get something out of the relationship, ”McCutcheon said.
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But she cautions that a pet is a commitment and those interested should know that. She says the average cat lifespan is 12 to 18 years, and some dogs, depending on their breed, can live well beyond a decade. .
“This is something we encourage people to think about when considering adopting a pet, because it’s not just the adoption fee, it’s all the care they take. will need throughout their lives, ”she said.
To check out all of the animals available at the Lennox and Addington Center, visit the local OSPCA website.
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