ONTARIO – The cat, suspicious of a visitor, bounded up wall-mounted boxes before getting out of reach on a high shelf just beneath the ceiling.
In another room, a white-faced kitten peered out of an animal carrier, curious about the hubbub.
It is another Saturday at the Constance McCullough House in Ontario, home to the Ontario Feral Cat Project.
And it’s another day volunteers hope to see visitors drop by to consider adopting one of the many cats housed at the shelter.
In cage after cage, cats ready for a permanent home lounge in the beds or in their slings. Some brush up against the sides, angling for a human touch.
In one animal crate, a mother with her six-week-old kittens waits for pickup, going to a home for foster care until an adoption can be arranged. As of last week, the project had 86 cats out in foster homes.
Others are ready for a ride to an adoption event at a pet store – and several end up with new homes.
The all-volunteer organization is holding weekly adoption events. They run every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the shelter, 84 N.W. 2nd St. Information about adoptions, cats available or how to help the project is available on the project’s website.
Contact Editor Les Zaitz: [email protected]
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