Cat Adoption & Education Centre
In 2016, Markham launched the Cat Adoption & Education Centre – the first of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area – located at Thornhill Community Centre & Library. It is the first municipally funded cat adoption storefront in Ontario, housing 17 cats on a regular basis and provides a convenient, accessible location for adoption and education services.
To date, the Adoption Centre has helped find over 615 felines a new home, welcomed approximately 35,000 visitors, hosted countless community events and logged over 1,540 volunteer hours. The Cat Adoption & Education Centre operates in partnership with the Ontario SPCA and provides a unique solution towards reducing cat euthanasia rates in the Region.