Drex of Mountain FM is one of Castlegar’s pet foster parents and is currently looking after four kittens and their mother. One kitten has been claimed

‘Adoption clinic’ set for May 28

Kittens and puppies needing good homes will be available for adoption at the first Castlegar adoption clinic at the end of the month.

  • May. 18, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Kittens and puppies needing good homes will be available for adoption at the first Castlegar adoption clinic at the end of the month.

Daryl Torres, president the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program (KAAP), said adoption clinics have been held in Nelson for the last year and a half with much success, so after one Castlegar member approached Total Pet, they jumped at the chance.

“They offered us absolutely anything we could possibly need,” Torres said. “Not only the adoption clinics but discounts on food and supplies.”

Jenean Cournforth, assistant manager at Total Pet, said the store has been donating pet food to the program and wanted to help even more.

“We’re going to be doing the whole adoption program,” she said, adding Total Pet will not be selling cats or dogs anymore, but will instead be encouraging adoption through KAAP.

Torres said Castlegar’s clinic will have a similar format as Nelson’s.

“We bring a select group of animals into our adoption clinic in Nelson to have a public presence,” she said. “It’s also useful for an information centre. Apart from meeting the animals, sometimes people come in to talk to us.”

Currently, there are two cat and kitten foster homes and one dog and puppy foster home in Castlegar. In total, 40 animals are in KAAP’s foster care right now.

“It’s a long way to bring those animals to Nelson,” Torres said.

At the clinic, people can stop in for information on adoption, if they need help with their pet’s medical issues, information on surrenders or anything else.

The clinic will be held on May 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.

“We’ve had quite a few kitten adoptions but there will still be more kittens around by then for sure,” Torres said.

On the Friday prior to the clinic, descriptions and photos of the puppies and kittens that will be available for adoption will be posted on KAAP’s Facebook page and on their website at homesforanimals.com.

For those not interested in babies, older animals in KAAP’s care also need homes, and photos and descriptions of these animals can be found online as well.

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