The Lost Dogs Home Echuca is running half priced adoptions for the rest of January after about 30 kittens and a handful of adult cats were surrendered over the past few weeks.By Kathleen Tonini
The Lost Dogs Home Echuca has been overwhelmed with kittens over the past few weeks.
Shelter manager Kate Kemp said while the Christmas period was usually busy with surrendered animals, this year the number was particularly high.
‘‘Sadly, many people plan holidays but they don’t plan for their pets, resulting in the pets then being abandoned in the streets, surrendered to shelters or (people) refusing to collect them if they are impounded,’’ she said.
‘‘This has resulted in our shelters having many cats and kittens and dogs and puppies looking for new loving and responsible homes.’’
There are about 30 kittens and a handful of adult cats in the shelter at the moment who all need new homes.
There are many litters and varieties; black, tabby, marmalade and everything in between, all clinging to the cage doors hoping for attention.
Though there have been fewer dogs surrendered than cats, one female Kelpie with four pups was surrendered due to a ‘‘change in circumstances’’, Ms Kemp said.
In an effort to kick start adopting out the animals, the shelter is offering half priced adoptions for the rest of this month.
Ms Kemp said shelter staff wanted to see the animals enjoy a positive start to the new year by finding a committed new owner.
For information, visit the website at www.dogshome.com.au or phone the shelter on 5480 3005.
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