Scene: World Cat Day
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Scene: World Cat Day

Behold—kittens! Any of them could be yours as Toronto Animal Services launches an adoption drive, on until August 15.

WHERE: Toronto Animal Services, East Shelter (Highway 401 and Markham Road)

WHEN: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.

WHAT: We did not know that there was such a thing as World Cat Day until recently, but apparently there is. To mark it, Toronto Animal Services is holding a kitten and cat adoption drive from August 8–15. (Two for the price of one!) This morning at a press conference, Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38, Scarborough Centre) made a pitch for more Torontonians to give the kitties forever homes, pointing out that cat owners are likely to have better heart health, stronger immune systems, fewer allergies, and are less likely to become depressed. The kittens in the gallery above—and many more, besides—are all available for adoption, though some are not yet ready to go as they have to be neutered or spayed. The fee is $75, and all the cats and kittens available through the City are checked by a vet, sterilized, vaccinated, and microchipped before adoption.