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A member of the board of directors with Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Catherine Aller-Brooke, holds the cat she adopted from PAWS. PAWS is holding an adopt-a-thon on April 6 at the Herman Prior Centre in Portage la Prairie. (QMI Agency File Photo)
Portage Animal Welfare Society is holding a special adopt-a-thon that will put the spotlight on cats.
The event will be held at the Herman Prior Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 8, and will feature a number of cats that are now up for adoption and looking for new homes.
A member of the board of directors with Portage Animal Welfare Society, Catherine Aller-Brooke said there will also be a special two-for-one price for families or individuals looking to adopt a cat from PAWS.
"It's just cats, because they are more difficult to adopt out — especially our adult cats, and they are very sweet," she said. “We recommend people get two cats, because they are good company for each other.”
There will be about 16 cats participating in the adopt-a-thon. At the present time, PAWS has about 20 cats in foster care waiting to be adopted.
PAWS is trying to focus on cat adoptions at this event, as more cats have been coming into PAWS’ care over the summer.
“We are going to see if this makes a difference,” said Aller-Brooke.
The two-for-one special for cat adoptions works out to two cats for $95.
“Our cats have a feline-leukemia vaccine,” said Aller-Brooke. “They will be spayed and neutered, and (will have) any other vaccines they need.”
Interested applicants will need to fill out an adoption form before-hand in order to be approved, prior to adopting a pet.
Aller-Brooke said there seems to be many cats coming into care at PAWS and looking for new homes, especially in the summer time.
PAWS is also gearing up for the Pawlooza in the Park fundraiser, which takes place on Sun., Sept. 16 at Island Park in Portage la Prairie. The money raised from this event will benefit the PAWS building fund to develop an animal adoption agency.