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Give a pet a loving home this holiday season

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2016

Animal Services is participating in the International Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption campaign in an effort to house cats currently living at the Pickering Animal Shelter.

Blue Buffalo, the Helen Woodward Animal Center, and their collective group of over 4,000 pet adoption agencies, facilities, and rescue-groups, has made Home 4 the Holidays the largest pet adoption campaign on record, saving over 12 million pets since its inception in 1999.

“Staff and volunteers are excited to be part of this united effort,” said Lindsey Narraway, Supervisor, Animal Services. “It is our goal to place every orphaned animal in our care, into a loving and lifelong home.”

For the month of December, interested potential adopters may visit the Animal Shelter located at 1688 Highway 7, or the satellite adoption site at PetSmart, located at 1899 Brock Road. The adoption fee for a cat is $120 and all cats have been sterilized, vaccinated, and microchipped.

For more information on Animal Services and to view available animals for adoption, visit pickering.ca/petadoption. Those who are not in a position to adopt, but wish to contribute to the quality of life of animals at the Pickering Animal Shelter can make a donation – visit pickering.ca/animals or call 905.427.0093 to find out how.


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 Department
905.420.4660 ext. 3501