The Edmonton Humane Society still isn’t taking in anymore stray cats, but it’s no longer in a crisis with how many it has.
Acting director of animal health, Mandy Crawford says when the crisis was announced they had over 400 cats, that number’s down to over 200.
She says they aren’t in a crisis anymore.
“Thanks to the response from the community we’ve gained some relief with our numbers. So people showed up and adopted, conveyed support and understanding. I think they recognized our need to ensure the high standards of care.”
She says despite the number of adoptions, they aren’t taking any more strays for a few more weeks.
“There’s still a lot of special cases going on in the back and some disease, so we just want to make sure everybody’s happy and healthy before we open our doors.”
The EHS and its off-site partner Petsmart locations across the city are holding an adoption even this weekend.
Crawford says the shelter doesn’t keep all the strays at their facility, they’re spread out to Petsmarts across the city.
“A lot of the cats we have right now are at our off-site partner Petsmarts, so people come in and think we don’t have a lot of cats it’s because they’re just in the pet stores right now.”
Petsmarts in Clareview, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove and North Town Centre will be holding the events, where you can adopt a rabbit or adult cat for only $10.