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Join us for Cat Adoption Weekend

Posted on Wednesday August 10, 2016

City of Pickering Animal Services and Pet Valu are teaming up to play matchmaker for cats currently up for adoption, and looking for their forever home.

Animal Services has sheltered over 200 animals this year, and in instances where the animals cannot be reunited with their families, it is important for them to be matched with suitable, loving owners, who will give them the care they need and deserve. 

The public can visit Pet Valu, located at 705 Kingston Road, Pickering, on Saturday August 13th and Sunday August 14th, to meet the available cats. To celebrate the joys of pet ownership, Green Screen Pet Photos will also be offered on both days, from 11 am to 2 pm. Those already with a furry friend at home can bring them along and choose from a variety of green screen backgrounds and pet accessories to help celebrate and capture the moment.

This is a free event, however the City will be accepting donations to go towards building a permanent animal shelter in Pickering.

For more information on Animal Services, such as animal licensing and available animals for adoption, visit pickering.ca/animals, or contact 905.683.7575. 


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:

Lindsey Narraway
Supervisor, Animal Services l Corporate Services
905.420.4660 ext. 3501