FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Welland, ON (July 7, 2016) – The Welland & District Humane Society is searching for forever homes for 65 cats recently transferred from Northern Ontario for adoption as part of the Ontario SPCA’s Provincial Animal Transfer Program.

Beat the Heat Kenora and the Welland & District SPCA are working together to transport the cats from the Kenora Cat Shelter. Once in Central Ontario, the cats will be prepared for adoption with the hopes of finding their forever homes in the near future. They’ll be adopted through the Welland & District SPCA, with support from the Ontario SPCA.

“This is mission possible thanks to collaboration and dedication to animal welfare,” says Tanya Firmage, Chief, Humane Programs & Community Outreach, Ontario SPCA.

“These cats have been given a second chance thanks to Beat the Heat Kenora and Welland & District SPCA, providing essential services to the North

“This was a great collaboration of like-minded people working together for the welfare of the animals involved,” says John Greer, Welland & District SPCA. “A big thank you to all the folks on the ground who did the transfer and made this a mission possible.”

Melissa Kosowan
Ontario SPCA

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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