Friday, December 14, 2012

RSPCA cats call out for a cosy Christmas


RSPCA NSW today launched a special adoption drive to help rehome adult cats in its care before Christmas. After the overwhelming success of its last cat adoption drive back in February, where over 500 cats were rehomed, RSPCA NSW is halving the adoption fee of all adult cats 12 months and over for two weekends only, from the 14 - 16 December and 21 - 23 December 2012 in all its Shelters and Care Centres and participating Petbarn locations.

With cat breeding season well and truly here, the RSPCA is already seeing an influx cats and kittens being brought into its care.  Most people aren’t aware that cats have 4 to 5 kittens per litter and sometimes up to 9! They may have litters up to 3 times a year and can begin reproducing from 4 months of age. The RSPCA received more than a quarter of a million unwanted or abandoned cats and kittens over the past five years and the problem is literally multiplying.

This adoption drive by RSPCA NSW hopes to find a forever homes for as many mature moggies in our care as possible.

Adult cats are a good choice for homes that aren't ready to go through the training that a kitten requires. They are a little more laid back and more prone to favouring a lap or blanket, rather than running around the house looking for trouble. RSPCA’s Sydney Shelter in Yagoona has reached capacity with these mature moggies as have many of our regional shelters and so we urge people considering pet adoption to visit the RSPCA to find their new feline friend.

Those who adopt from the RSPCA will be adopting a healthy new family member with all cats being vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flead, and most importantly, take home a desexed cat that won't be contributing to the exploding population of cats in our community.

The RSPCA reminds people that pets are a long-term commitment and should be a considered decision, not an impulse buy. For those ready to take on the responsibility of a pet, please make the RSPCA your first stop. To learn more about RSPCA animals available for adoption, visit http://www.adoptapet.com.au.

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