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By Victoria Stone-Meadows

The RSPCA has a cat-astrophic number of felines in shelter care across the state, and is encouraging people to pounce on a bargain when they reduce adoption prices by more than a whisker.
At the RSPCA Peninsula shelter in Pearcedale there are 60 felines, including seven kittens who are waiting to find their new soulmates.
From Thursday 6 April to Sunday 9 April, cats and kittens at RSPCA shelters will have their adoption prices slashed to encourage adoption of cats looking for a forever home.
Adoption fees for cats older than four months are usually $120 and the normal adoption fees for kittens are $195.
During the “CatPacity” adoption promotion, fees for cats will be reduced to $39 and kittens will be available to adopt for $99.
RSPCA Victoria Chief Executive Officer Dr Liz Walker said the number of cats in shelters across the state had increased drastically.
“We have so many cats coming through our doors and even more already awaiting adoption,” she said.
“This is all about finding forever homes for these gorgeous animals and giving people that extra incentive to adopt, instead of shopping online or buying from a backyard breeder.”
RSPCA Victoria cares for around 10,400 cats each year, with numbers peaking as a result of “kitten season” – the breeding season typically between spring and summer.
Each cat has been desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and had veterinary checks, and the same time and effort will go into matching each animal to the right family.

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