RSPCA Victoria has extended the ‘No Fees for Felines’ campaign in response to more than 1500 cats in care who will be in urgent need of homes.
Until May 31 adoption fees will be waived for all cats, and kittens under five months can be adopted for a discounted price of $50.
The extension follows a very successful month-long campaign, which has seen 935 cats and kittens find their forever homes.
However, RSPCA locations are continuing to feel the pressure with new cats and kittens coming through the doors every day.
“Historically these types of campaigns help us rehome the 10,000 cats we receive annually. But this year we’re being inundated and just can’t keep up with the demand,” RSPCA Victoria’s Tegan McPherson said.
“Cats typically breed during the warmer months. After a very hot, dry summer the kitten season is lasting a lot longer than usual. It’s created a real cat problem for us and many other animal welfare organisations.
“The campaign has been successful so far. We want to keep the momentum going throughout May to counteract the impacts of kitten season on our locations across Victoria.”
“These often-misunderstood animals make playful and affectionate pets, and great companions for life. By extending the campaign we are giving more people the opportunity to bring a cat into their family and experience the joy that comes with it.”
In addition, anyone who adopts an animal during the campaign will be eligible to receive a 20 per cent discount off full-priced products.