Regina Cat Rescue names kittens after party leaders

Justin, Tom, Stephen and Elizabeth are on the campaign trail raising money for spay and neuter surgeries.

Justin, Tom, Stephen and Elizabeth were discovered on the street with their mom

Justin, Tom, Stephen and Elizabeth are the Politicats. (Sabrina Millis/Regina Cat Rescue)

Justin, Tom, Stephen and Elizabeth are on the campaign trail raising money for spay and neuter surgeries. Not the leaders of Canada's political parties, of course, but their kitten namesakes — The Politicats. 

The Regina Cat Rescue named four of its recently rescued kittens after the politicians vying to become the next prime minister. 

The Politicats are mapping out their campaign routes. (Sabrina Millis/Regina Cat Rescue)

Rachel Molnar, communications co-chair of the Regina Cat Rescue, said the organization decided to have a little fun because the election is on everyone's mind. The "little party leaders" and their mom were discovered on the streets of Regina.  

There were three males and one female kitten. The names for the male party leaders were randomly given to the felines. 

"We're just disappointed there wasn't one more male for Gilles Duceppe," Molnar said. 

To tell the kittens apart they wear a collar the colour associated with each party. 

The Regina Cat Rescue named four cats it recently rescued after political party leaders. (Sabrina Millis/Regina Cat Rescue)

"Justin, Tom, Stephen and Elizabeth love to challenge each other and can often be found sparring over important issues like use of the scratching post, access to the food dish and whose turn it is to snuggle with their foster mom," a post on the Regina Cat Rescue's website read

Justin has been pre-adopted, but the other three are still available. Those interested can start the adoption process by filling out an online application. Details on how to donate to the kittens' campaign can be found here


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