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The Calgary Humane Society Made A Ridiculous Ad For "Pre-Owned Cats"

Felines, felines, felines!

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The Calgary Humane Society was "bursting at the seams with quality felines" in need of permanent homes.

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So they shot a video in the style of a car dealership, complete with an overenthusiastic salesman.

Calgary Humane Society / Via youtube.com

"Black cats, white cats, tall cats, short cats. We've got cats of all makes, models, and colours!"

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"This flashy orange number purrs like a kitten!"

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And this beauty boasts "a top speed of 30 miles an hour."

Philip Fulton, the shelter's outreach coordinator who played the used-cat salesman, really threw himself into the role. “If we were going to do this, we were going to do it right — and by right we mean wrong — and make it look terrible and as cheesy as possible,” Fulton told The Canadian Press.
Calgary Humane Society / Via youtube.com

Philip Fulton, the shelter's outreach coordinator who played the used-cat salesman, really threw himself into the role.

“If we were going to do this, we were going to do it right — and by right we mean wrong — and make it look terrible and as cheesy as possible,” Fulton told The Canadian Press.

For one day only, the Humane Society offered reduced adoption prices for all "pre-owned cats" on the lot.

Summer is kitten season, and with it most animal shelters find themselves overwhelmed with new cats. That's why a late-summer adoption drive is so crucial.
Calgary Humane Society / Via Facebook

Summer is kitten season, and with it most animal shelters find themselves overwhelmed with new cats. That's why a late-summer adoption drive is so crucial.

The Cat-Tastic Summer Pawty was a HUGE success.

Calgary Humane Society / Via Facebook

The Calgary Humane Society's one-day extravaganza on Aug. 22 found permanent homes for 34 animals. That's more than double the typical number, Fulton told BuzzFeed Canada.

All it took was some salesmanship.

Calgary Humane Society / Via YouTube

And, of course, people willing to adopt some adorable shelter animals and give them a new lease on life.

(Remember, there are always more pets looking for their forever homes!)

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Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

Contact Ishmael N. Daro at ishmael.daro@buzzfeed.com.

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