Cat adoptions done at the mall
Seaway Mall opens a cat adoption store in order to increase the number of adoptions from Welland and District Humane Society. Welland Cat Club volunteers help set up the new space to help these furry friends.
Angle, Chiquita, Millie and Rose are names of some cats that have been adopted since the opening of Welland and District Humane Society’s cat adoption centre in Seaway Mall on April 2.
The mall and humane society had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday which marked the official opening of the adoption centre.
“We want to get to the community more, so we felt that we need to give the cats more exposure,” said John Greer, the humane society’s executive director.
“We are always looking for ways to get more awareness for the animals that we have available for adoption.”
Since the opening of the centre, at least 14 cats have been adopted, which is an average of one cat a day. Some cats have been in shelter since November, said Greer.
About 35 cats are available for adoption at Niagara Square in Niagara Falls and at Seaway Mall. Ten of them are available at Seaway Mall.
Adoption requirements are an adoption application in addition to $140 which includes spay or neuter, first booster shot including rabies, microchipping, a two-week trial period and six weeks’ pet insurance.
“We also do home inspection to see if the house is suitable for the cats and we check our database that nobody has been charged with cruelty to animals,” said Greer.
The humane society’s new location was donated by Seaway Mall.
“The success the adoption centre has had to date is good example of looking at new ways of doing things.” mall president Mike Belcastro said in a news release.
“Our hope is to encourage the community to continue to support the work the humane society does in our city.”