The Fraser Coast Adoption Centre has an abundance of cats and kittens looking for their fur-ever homes this Christmas.
Mayor George Seymour said there were almost 60 cats at the pound and Adoption Centre as of yesterday (Monday 21 December), which was stretching the capacity of Council’s staff and facilities.
“The number of cats entering the Fraser Coast Adoption Centre spikes annually between November and January because it is kitten season,” he said.
“This is the time of year when female cats which aren’t de-sexed give birth as it is warmer and there is more food available, but it also places a lot of strain on animal rescue services like the Fraser Coast Adoption Centre due to the increase in unwanted kittens.
“Having a pet can be very rewarding and provide a lot of enjoyment and companionship, but it also comes with commitments and responsibilities.
“If you are considering adding a cat to your family, come and visit the Fraser Coast Adoption Centre as we have dozens of cats and kittens looking for their fur-ever homes.”
Cr Seymour said there were a wide variety of cats and kittens of different appearances, age and temperament to choose from at the Fraser Coast Adoption Centre.
“All animals available for adoption are sold de-sexed, microchipped, vaccinated and treated for fleas and worms, while they are also usually trained to use a litter box,” he said.
“Our Adoption Centre staff know each cat well and can help those looking for a new pet find the right one for them.”
Cr Seymour said Council had been working with other animal welfare agencies, including the RSPCA, to provide homes for rescue pets but they too were experiencing an influx of unwanted cats and kittens at this time of year.
“Rescue pets are friendly, healthy animals who want nothing more than to find a happy home, so this Christmas why not give a homeless cat or kitten the gift of your love and companionship,” he said.
The adoption fee for cats and kittens is $120. The Fraser Coast Adoption Centre is located at Cicada Lane in Urangan and is open 10am to 2pm Mondays to Saturdays but is closed on Sundays and public holidays. The centre can be contacted via 1300 79 49 29.
Article and photo provided by the Fraser Coast Regional Council