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The Lost Dogs' Home Echuca overrun by cats

Twelve adult cats at the Echuca Lost Dogs' Home are free to a good home this month.

JESS CRAIG February 19, 2014 4:11am

Daisy and Oliver, two cats free to a good home at The Lost Dogs' Home in Echuca this month.


The Lost Dogs’ Home is overrun by cats as more and more felines are surrendered to the shelter.

There are currently 27 cats at the home and manager Kate Kemp said something needs to be done.

‘‘We have 12 adult cats and 15 kittens at the moment,’’ she said.

‘‘The kittens tend to be adopted quickly but older cats often get overlooked.

‘‘To combat that and to find them a home, we’re waiving fees for adult cat adoption until February 28.

‘‘This means that all adult cats over the age of six months are free to a good home.

‘‘Potential adopters just need to complete a pet licence (application) online to benefit from the promotion.’’

Ms Kemp said the shelter had housed about 40 cats and kittens over the Christmas/New Year period.

‘‘If you have a cat, or any animal for that matter, you should get it desexed,’’ she said.

‘‘We regularly have people bringing in unwanted litters of kittens or puppies.’’

She said older cats were a good option for people who did not want to train a kitten.

‘‘An older cat is generally more relaxed and their personality has developed,’’ she said.

Shelter operations general manager Sue Conroy said the home’s shelters around Victoria were overflowing.

‘‘The number of cats we have at the moment is unprecedented,’’ Ms Conroy said

‘‘We’ve done all the hard yards in preparing our cats for adoption.

‘‘All prospective owners need to do is come along to our shelters and find their perfect match.’’

 

Each cat has had a health check and been desexed, vaccinated, wormed and microchippedcosting more than $300.

Those requiring extra veterinary care like dental, or orthopaedic work are treated before going up for adoption.

The Lost Dogs’ Home Campaspe Shelter is at 520 McKenzie Rd, Echuca.

For more information call 54806969.

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