Homes needed ahead of kitten influx

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 23-Nov-2017

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Jess Darling with some cats who need a home. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN
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THERE are 44 cats looking for homes at the RSPCA in Bendigo, and you can help.

Across the state the RSPCA is attempting to find forever homes for 200 before Sunday.

This is to make room for the thousands of homeless kittens that will soon start arriving. 

Cat adoption fees will be reduced from $120 to just $39 until Sunday. 

Kittens (under four months) will still be the usual $195. Every cat will have been desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and had veterinary checks. 

RSPCA Victoria CEO Liz Walker said the CatPacity promotion would help re-home cats while creating awareness about kitten season.

“Cats have very little difficulty conceiving and giving birth. Desexing is the most effective strategy,” Dr Walker said. 

“Many people don’t realise that cats can start breeding as young as five months. Some may breed up to five litters through spring, summer and autumn.

“We really want to emphasise that the relatively low cost of desexing far outweighs the cost to the community of caring for cats and kittens.”

Anyone interested in adopting a cat can visit www.rspcavic.org/adoption

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