Monday, March 16, 2015

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We hope to see you all there!

RSPCA NSW.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Free feline adoptions this weekend

Almost 100 felines hope to find their forever families this weekend, as the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona waives feline adoption fees for three days only.

The shelter is struggling to cope with the number of felines in care after an especially busy kitten season . So far since kitten season began in September, 167 cats and 637 kittens have been rehomed by the Sydney Shelter alone.

“While there are 91 cats currently at the shelter, there are another 187 kittens in foster care and more come through our doors every day,” Sydney Shelter Manager Donna Hough said.

“Each cat is unique and has their own special personality,” said Ms Hough.  “Whether someone is looking for a real cuddle bug or a more independent cat, we’re sure to have one to suit anyone’s lifestyle.”

All standard adoption processes will take place to ensure the cat is the right match for the new home. Information is provided about health care and new adopters have access to staff support with any questions over the coming weeks.

For more information about just some of the many cats currently available for adoption, visit Adoptapet.com.au.

WHAT: Free Cat Adoption Day
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, 13-15 March. 9:30- 3:30 each day
WHERE: Sydney Shelter, 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona

All RSPCA cats are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea-treated and wormed. Please see our FAQ's below for further information or contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these all the cats in the shelter, or are there some 100% healthy or pedigree ones that are being kept aside?
These are all the Adoption ready cats. There are no cats being kept aside, there are currently 59 adult cats and 30 kittens available to be adopted at the shelter. There are no extra charges for defined breed/pedigree cats in our shelters.

Is this across the state or just at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter?
Our Sydney Shelter is nearing catpacity (excuse the pun!), so we are only running this at the Sydney Shelter (201 Rookwood Rd Yagoona). While it is only being run in Sydney, this in turn will provide the Sydney shelter with an opportunity to assist other facilities by accepting more cats in.

Are the cats desexed and vet-checked?
All cats adopted through RSPCA are vet checked, microchipped, vaccinated and desexed.

If you are giving them away for free, how do you know it’s the right home? What is the adoption process?
All normal adoption processes will take place. Animal Attendants will ensure that the cat is the right match for the new home, e.g.  a particular cat may not be suited to go to a home with children as it prefers a quiet mature household. An Animal attendant will provide the interested adopter with details about that particular feline, including what treatments (parasite control, microchipping, desexing etc) it has received and what regular treatments will be required, including the dates they are due (flea, intestinal worming, vaccinations). They will discuss the diet the feline has been on. Ideas on how to best introduce the new cat to your existing human and pet family and any other questions the adopter has. The adopter will go home with an animal health check card with the date of parasite control, vaccination and desexing stitch removal (if needed). As well as a Cat adoption booklet which answers common questions about cat care, the RSPCA is able to provide over the phone support if required once the animal has gone to the new home and the owners have a question or concern.

Are they all actually sick or have they just been exposed to cat flu/calici/something else?
Some are healthy;  some are recovered from cat flu or calici;  others are currently being treated for cat flu/calici. If any cat has an ongoing medical condition, our animal attendants or vets will speak with you before adoption.

Are they recovered or do some still need medication and extra TLC?
The ones that are currently on medication are ok to go to their new home, in fact they are likely to get better quicker once in a loving home receiving TLC

Are these all the cats in the shelter, or are there some 100% healthy or pedigree ones that are being kept aside? 
There are no cats being kept aside, there are currently 59 adult cats and 30 kittens available to be adopted at the shelter. There are no extra charges for defined breed/pedigree cats in our shelters.

How many cats and kittens have you rehomed recently?
In the last six months, we have rehomed 167 cats and 637 kittens from the Sydney Shelter. With another 197 cats and 205 kittens from Petbarns in Sydney. That’s 1,206 felines that have families, but more need to find there forever families.

How many cats and kittens do you have in foster?

13 cats, 187 kittens and there are currently a couple of cats/kittens awaiting foster at the shelter.

I can’t adopt a cat, what can I do to help?
You can share this promotion across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram OR you can help our shelters by making a donation here: Make a Donation