Canadian city Toronto is experiencing a kitty boom. City shelters are accepting dozens of cats a day, despite operating at full capacity, and are calling out to Torontonians to consider adopting a new furry friend if they are able. The long and warm summer increased birth rates within the city, leading the Toronto Humane Society to estimate that there are as many as 300,000 cats living on the city streets. Rescues are taking action by reducing adoption fees and working to increase awareness of the importance of spaying or neutering your housecat. Since May of 2010, Toronto shelters have worked collaboratively on a trap-neuter-return initiative called the Toronto Feral Cat Coalition to help the city’s feral cat population. There is also a low-cost spay-neuter program available through the Toronto Humane Society. However, all resources are now stretched to capacity.  The Toronto Humane Society has responded by launching Meow-vember, a sponsored cat adoption drive with prizes, reduced adoption fees and gifts for all new cat parents. If you need a new furry family member, please do consider contacting the Toronto Humane Society.

(Pictured is Serta, currently adoptable in Toronto Abbey Cats rescue.)