Daryl Torres (L) of KAAP and Walter Kanigan with a potential adoptee.

Daryl Torres (L) of KAAP and Walter Kanigan with a potential adoptee.

Finding homes for deserving cats

Compassionate Kootenay group plays matchmaker for people and pets

Walter Kanigan (r) got the jump on the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program (KAAP) cat adoption clinic in Castlegar (and also Nelson) on August 19.

Mr. Kanigan was on the scene before the sign had even been hoisted into position, looking for a pet/partner to help keep a lid on the local rodent population. With Walter, holding a cage with a one-year-old Sylvester-type cat from the Shoreacres area, is Daryl Torres of KAAP – a group which has helped more than 900 dogs and cats since 2007.

It’s not known whether Walter chose the young Puddy-Tat/tuxedo or not, but no one would have had a better selection that day than he.