Castlegar’s first “pet adoption clinic” on Saturday was the most successful in the region to date

Castlegar’s first “pet adoption clinic” on Saturday was the most successful in the region to date

Adoption clinic a success, another planned

Volunteers with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program (KAAP) are saying Castlegar’s first pet adoption clinic on Saturday was the best one in their history in the region.

  • Jun. 1, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Volunteers with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program (KAAP) are saying Castlegar’s first pet adoption clinic on Saturday was the best one in their history in the region.

Nine kittens and a puppy were adopted at Total Pet during the afternoon, which organizer Laurel Mathew said is fantastic.

Unfortunately, the puppy’s adoption fell through so he’s back on the market, but Mathew doesn’t think he’ll last long.

KAAP has held adoption clinics before in Nelson, but this was the first one held in Castlegar. Total Pet came on board with the organization and has stopped selling kittens and puppies. Instead, they will promote KAAP and provide starter kits for anyone that adopts through them.

Animals are still available for adoption, including the two mama cats of the adopted kittens. To see animals for adoption, visit their website at homesforanimals.com.

KAAP is planning their next Castlegar clinic, too.

“We’re thinking towards the end of June because there will probably be more kittens by then and we have some puppies coming from Calgary,” Mathew said, adding the puppies aren’t ready for adoption yet but by that time they’ll be good to go.