The BC SPCA has been saving animals in need all summer from dangerous situations and it's starting to get crowded. As of Monday, the BC SPCA has over 1000 cats and kittens up for adoption. Many of the adorable friends were rescued from serious animal hoarding situations and they need your love ASAP.

Lorie Chortyk, the spokesperson for the BC SPCA, told Narcity that many of the cats currently up for adoption have come from hoarding or other situations where cats have been neglected. "We’ve had a number of very large intakes of cats from cruelty investigations recently," she explained. These animals are often quite fearful of people so it takes longer to get them ready for new owners. That said, over 1000 cats and kittens in BC SPCAs are now ready to go to loving homes. 

Chortyk told us that they've had many intakes of 100 to 150 cats at one time. "We deal with a lot of people who struggle with animal hoarding, so a lot of the times those animals can be from one location," she continued. "We have done a record number of large-scale cat intakes this year," said Chortyk. As a result, the number of cats in the care of the BC SPCA is extraordinarily high.

Chortyk believes that people are becoming more aware of reporting instances of animal cruelty and hoarding. Though this is wonderful and allows the SPCA to save more animals, it does, unfortunately, put a strain on their resources and these little kitties need homes right away.

"They’ve been through so much already, so we always want to get them into loving homes as quickly as possible," Chortyk said. "We’ve got amazing animals up for adoption."

Chortyk hopes that any B.C. residents considering bringing a cat into their home will look first to their local shelter. With a record year for both large-scale animal seizures and cats and kittens in the care of the SPCA, there is no time better than the present to adopt. These adorable furry friends are in need of loving families and that might just be you! 

If you want to adopt a cat or kitten, you can view the animals up for adoption here.

After 72 dogs were rescued in Edmonton and instances of hoarding are happening across the country. There was even one woman in Toronto who had 300 cats! We can help keep an eye out when something doesn't seem right.

If you come across an instance of animal cruelty, we urge you to report it immediately by calling toll free BC SPCA Provincial Call Centre at 1 (855) 6BC SPCA (1-855-622-7722).

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