Bachelor kitties meet their match

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It was a good day Thursday at the Humane Services' Animal Care and Adoption Centre in St. John’s, as a special adoption event helped little kittens find new homes.

Raef, an 18-month-old domestic short haired mixed tabby cat, put on the charm at Kitty Bachelor Night at the City of St. John’s Humane Services Animal Care and Adoption Centre Thursday. — Photos by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

Billed as Kitty Bachelor Night, the event managed to get 11 males and eight female kittens adopted.

St. John’s humane services superviser Cindy McGrath had hoped to see 22 seemingly overlooked male kittens get adopted, but she was nevertheless pleased with the result.

“That happens,” she said. “You’re promoting the males, but people come in and they may find a female that they would prefer to have.”

While there may have been previous adoption-focused events that attracted more visitors to the centre, McGrath said those who came Thursday were generally serious about adopting an animal. All males were neutered prior to the event.

“They really came in with the intention of going home with a cat, so we’re extremely pleased with the outcome.”

McGrath expects the centre will hold a Mother’s Day themed event in May that will encourage members of the public to adopt older female kittens, as the centre is likely to begin welcoming expectant-mother cats starting in April.

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