WITH 21 adult cats looking for homes, Animal Aid at Fulham, is putting the call out to would-be pet owners to consider adopting older animals, not just kittens.
Animal Aid operations manager Debbie Goddard said often when people came into the pound they walked straight past the older cats to choose a kitten.
“The older ones get left behind,” she said.
While the shelter still has kittens available for adoption, Ms Goddard said it would be great to see some older cats find homes.
Across its Fulham, Bairnsdale and Coldstream shelters, Animal Aid currently has 95 cats awaiting adoption.
Animal Aid marketing and fundraising co-ordinator Megan Pritchard said some of the cats had been there for a few days or few weeks, while others had been there for months.
Ms Pritchard said they had survived by fending for themselves and had never known the warmth and love of a family.
Ms Goddard said the shelter was working on plans to extend its cat room even further, providing space for the cats to play outside. However, she said she would still prefer to see the cats adopted and placed in loving homes.
With cats of all personality types, whether it be shy but affectionate or focused, fast and playful, would-be owners should have no difficulty finding the perfect feline.
Interested people can visit the Hopkins Rd shelter between 7.30am and 3.30pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between 10am and 6pm Tuesday and Thursday, or 8.30am and 3pm Saturday and Sunday. However, it is best to phone ahead and arrange a time with staff.
For more information or to inquire about adopting a pet, phone Animal Aid on 5144 5940 or email them at email@example.com
For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.