Markham Cat Adoption and Education Centre (MCAEC)

Located at the Thornhill Community Centre and Library, the Markham Cat Adoption and Education Centre (MCAEC) operates in partnership with the Ontario SPCA. It is the first municipally funded cat adoption storefront in Ontario with room for 18 cats, and works to reduce cat euthanasia rates in York Region.

Since opening in 2016, the MCAEC has helped find new homes for more than 800 felines, welcomed approximately 60,000 visitors, hosted countless community events and logged over 3,000 volunteer hours.

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