Kings County SPCA program trying to get pets "Home for the Holidays"

Kirk Starratt
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This cuddly fellow, and about 100 more cats and kittens, are available for adoption from the Kings County SPCA Care Centre in Waterville. – Kirk Starratt,

There are animals in need in Kings County who would give their unconditional love to a kind-hearted person or family willing to take them “Home for the Holidays.”

The Kings County SPCA has come up with a holiday incentive program that relies on donations from the public to help find new families for cats and dogs. Kings SPCA shelter manager Deborah Gaul said “Home for the Holidays” is an opportunity for people to sponsor a cat or dog for adoption. By making a $100 donation per animal, $75 each for more than one animal, the donor’s name and the amount gifted goes on an ornament that is placed on a Christmas tree in the front lobby of the Kings SPCA Care Centre in Waterville.

“It enables people that ordinarily wouldn’t be able to afford to adopt one at this time of year, especially with Christmas coming, to come in and adopt,” Gaul said.

The amount of the donation is subtracted from the overall adoption fee of the animal, creating added incentive for people to take a new canine or feline friend home for the holidays. It will allow Kings County residents to adopt an adult cat or kitten for as little as $25. The normal adoption fee is $100 for an adult cat and $150 for a kitten.

Gaul said on Dec. 17 there were six dogs available for adoption at the Waterville facility. Although some aren’t yet ready for adoption, there are about 100 cats in need of a new home. There are another 100 cats waiting to get into the shelter and more dogs waiting for spots. Gaul said they often offer an adoption special of some sort.

For more information, visit the Kings SPCA Care Centre on County Home Road in Waterville daily from 2 to 5 p.m. or call 538-9075.


Organizations: Kings County SPCA, Kings SPCA Care Centre

Geographic location: Waterville, County Home Road

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