Waiting list for feline friends peaks

Demand for cats and kittens at The Lost Dogs’ Home shelter in Cranbourne has exceeded supply with residents opening their hearts and homes to their furry friends during lockdown.

Two weeks ago, the Home implemented a waiting list program for cats and kittens as the adoption centres were almost cleared out on a daily basis. The waiting list topped more 1000 a fortnight ago.

Spokesperson for the Home, Suzana Talevski said the Home had just adopted its three-thousandth cat for the year.

“We currently have a waiting list of 367 people waiting to adopt a cat or a kitten and with the recent announcement that stage four restrictions will be with us for a little while longer, we now expect that number to start climbing back up again,” Ms Talevski said.

“With Covid restrictions in place we are getting less council trapped cats and kittens which means we are getting less coming into our shelters but the cat population is expected to increase in coming months with the onset of kitten season just the around the corner.”

Ms Talevski said now was the ideal time to make sure owners had their cat de-sexed and microchipped.

“De-sexing your cat means you are helping reduce the very real problem of over-population which exists in many communities across Victoria and indeed Australia. It means you are doing your job as a responsible pet owner and putting the health and welfare of your cat first.”

 

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