You've got to be KITTEN me!

11 January 2018 - Media release

More than half of the Campaspe Animal Shelter is currently occupied by cute furry felines desperate to find their forever homes, with many more expected to arrive in the next week. To make way for the oversupply, adoption is currently being offered at heavily reduced prices.

Campaspe Mayor, Cr Adrian Weston said due to cats active breeding cycles, this time of year is habitually a time of high demand for rehoming and in a bid to reduce numbers of surrendered cats and kittens, adoptions are currently being offered at a fraction of the normal cost.

“With the dramatic increase in the number of unwanted cats and kittens being dumped or brought in to the shelter, until numbers are significantly reduced, we are offering cats at half price and kittens at a reduced fee,” Cr Weston said.

Every cat and kitten at the shelter are flea and worm treated, desexed, microchipped and vaccinated, and have been assessed as having good temperaments that make them suitable for re-homing. There’s a variety of breeds, and males and females available to adopt.

Until 31 January, cats are available at just $50 and kittens reduced to $100. Animal registration fees still apply. For Campaspe residents, the current reduced fee is $21.50 or $11 for pension card holders.

“Cats make wonderful family pets and ideal companions for people living alone. I encourage all those who understand the long term commitment of caring for a pet, to visit the Campaspe Animal Shelter before the end of the month and take advantage of the price reduction while it lasts,” Cr Weston said.

The Campaspe Animal Shelter is open seven days a week at varying times. Cats and kittens up for adoption can be viewed via the following: