3rd annual GTHS adoptathon; Kittypalooza, aims to break records
COLLINGWOOD, ON: Hopes are high that this year’s GTHS adoptathon, coined, Kittypalooza, will be one for the record books. The adoption event will be held July 8th, 9th and 10th between 12-4pm at the GTHS Animal Shelter at 549 Tenth Line in Collingwood. With over 100 cats and kittens looking for forever homes, the animal shelter is hoping to attract potential adopters from across Ontario to the three day event.
“We have roughly 40 kittens in foster care that will be arriving prior to Kittypalooza. With more waiting to come in, we are hoping to empty the shelter over this weekend event.” stated Robyn Underhill RVT, Cat Care and Adoption Supervisor for the GTHS. “It’s an ambitious goal, but it would make a significant impact to the lives of these cats and kittens, so we are aiming high.”
To attract potential adopters, the society has dropped adoption prices to record lows for the adoption event. Kittens are $50, adults are $25 and seniors will not have an adoption fee. Each adoption fee includes the spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, parasite treatment, microchip and a complimentary veterinary visit. In addition, 6 weeks of free pet insurance will be provided. All adoptions must be approved through an application process that will be conducted onsite at the event.
“Kittypalooza is a huge undertaking that can really make an impact throughout the rest of kitten season. The event takes the participation of over 40 volunteers, collaboration from our veterinary partners and support from our community businesses in order to be a success.” stated Sonya Reichel, executive director for the GTHS. “ We are delighted that Royal LePage Trinity has taken the Title Sponsor position for this event and we are grateful to all the businesses that have chosen to be Event Sponsors. Without this community support, we just couldn’t survive.”
About the Georgian Triangle Humane Society
The Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) was founded in 1999 and is a registered charity dedicated to helping animals in need. It serves the area known as the Georgian Triangle, which includes the communities of Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Creemore, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Thornbury, Clarksburg, Meaford and the surrounding areas. The shelter operates solely on donations and money raised from fundraising efforts, with the assistance of a Shelter Manager and a team of dedicated volunteers and animal lovers.