Using pink and blue oversized condoms, two members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) stood in downtown Saskatoon to draw attention to pet sterilizations.

Some bystanders averted their gaze from Katherine Cabylis and Shelby Kilbride, who were dressed in the giant condom costumes. Others gave the demonstrators enthusiastic hugs.

In 2012, the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies released a study showing 600,000 cats are abandoned in Canada each year.

PETA says today's stunt is meant to draw attention to cat and dog overpopulation. Members say spaying one cat can prevent 370,000 births over the following seven years.