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Wetaskiwin Animal Shelter overwhelmed with rescues; homes desperately needed

‘We are so overwhelmed with cats’
Smarties (Submitted)

The Wetaskiwin Animal Shelter is hoping to see residents pick a rescue to cozy up with this fall and winter season. The shelter says that at the moment they are overfull, and more adoptions are necessary or the shelter may have to change some policies when it comes to specific practices.

“We are so overwhelmed with cats, we keep getting more every day,” says Wetaskiwin Animal Shelter manager Cassi Muller.

The shelter held a special during October which would see a cat adoption cost $125 rather than the regular rate of $200. All adopted pets from the shelter come with a full vet work-up including being spayed or neutered, dewormed and vaccinated.

Muller dispels rumours that there would have to be a mass euthanasia of 50 per cent of the animals if they were not adopted by the end of October.

She clarifies that they will not be euthanizing current adoptees but rather if cats are not adopted soon the shelter may have to change their vet policy resulting in them being unable to go through any extra veterinary measures for incoming sick or injured animals.

Currently there are 30 cats available for adoption. Some of these cats include Smarties and Fajita.

Muller says Smarties is a 10-month-old spayed female who is a big fan of cuddles and her cat tree. She has been in the care of the shelter longer than any other cat there and is looking for her forever home.

Also looking for her forever home is three-month-old spayed female Fajita. Fajita is full of love and is constantly purring. She adores being picked up and snuggled and is great with other cats and children.

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Fajita (Submitted)
Marvin (Submitted)
Cory (Submitted)
Esme is very playful and enjoys spending time with her siblings. Esme came to the shelter as a feral kitten and is being worked with to socialize. Esme would do best on a farm, please come in to the shelter and ask about barn buddy’s. (Submitted)