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.KATHLEEN TONINI January 8, 2013 4:33am
"Harvey" the ginger tabby is one of about 30 kittens and cats available to adopt for half price in January from The Lost Dogs Home Echuca.
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.
Shepparton police are seeking information about the disappearance of several items of World War II memorobilia, including medals, belonging to a Kialla woman.
The Australian Cricket Association has made the decision to postpone the Masters events scheduled for Yarrawonga this weekend in light of the serious injury to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes.
Last week Victorian Collections passed a major milestone, with the 50000th historical object record from the state’s heritage collections uploaded to the site.
Cobb Haven residents are being swallowed up by tumbleweeds, which are taking over the facility.
Rochester Secondary College students have finished their final exams, taking the time to relax.
Candidate for Northern Victoria Robert Danielli lays out the issues facing the region
The porblems of recent years hopefully a thing of the past.
No luck for Finley in Murray Valley cricket.
Heathcote and District Community Bank Scholarship recipient Tarlyn Grant is encouraging others to apply
A soaring new sculpture is on track to bring pride, visitors and environmental awareness to Katamatite.
SunRice chair Gerry Lawson announced his pending retirement from the board overnight.
A spring Future Orchards walks will be held at Coomboona on Friday November 28 from 9.30am.
The surpsingly vindictive but highly satisfying sport of croquet is being enjoyed by more residents of Benalla the the Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.