UPDATED: Used cat salesman has a deal for you at the Calgary Humane Society

Putting a new twist on the old used car salesman joke, the Calgary Humane Society owns the market on “pre-owned cats.”

Now, it wants you to drive them off the lot.

The non-profit’s new pitchman, “Joe Foster,” who is all flash and class, has deals – today only – on black cats, white cats, tall cats and short cats. Cats of all shapes and sizes, really.


The Calgary Humane Society is hosting its “Cat-tastic Summer Pawty” Aug. 22 from 11 to 3 p.m. Would-be cat owners can “spin the wheel of deals” to get 25, 50, 75, and even 100 per cent off of their adoption fees on all animals older than 7 months.

“We’ve got bouncy castles, cotton candy treats, frozen drinks, crafts, face paint, balloons AND adorable adoptables – spin the wheel of deals to see what your reduced adoption price will be! Not in the market for a new fur baby? That’s OK! come down to our CAT-TASTIC PAWTY this Saturday, August 22 for some free family fun…it’s going to be a CAT of a time!”

The “actor” in this awfully hilarious advertisement is actually Phil Fulton, the humane society’s manager of community outreach, who does a helluva job playing off the stereotypes at a used car lot.


UPDATE post-adoption event:

Was the moustache real?Wow! Thank you to ALL of our supporters, volunteers and staff who helped to make our CAT-TASTIC PAWTY a success. Because of your hard work we were able to find forever homes for 34 animals on Saturday! And for those of you wondering if our fantastic pre-owned cat salesman’s moustache was real… it was ethically crafted from cat hair we found in the shelter vents! #allergies #yychumane

Posted by Calgary Humane Society on Monday, August 24, 2015


Photos Calgary Humane Society/YouTube

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