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It is raining cats and even more cats

By Riverine Herald

THE Campaspe Animal Shelter has been inundated with cats.

And as a result they have extended their adoption promotion until numbers are significantly reduced.

Public environments manager Kate Lemon said the cat-pacity promotion provides an opportunity to move cats on to loving homes in order to make way for the constant flow of cats and kittens entering the shelter.

“Sadly the shelter is inundated with cats and kittens,’’ she said.

‘‘Whilst 36 felines have been adopted since the start of the promotion in early April another 40 will be available for adoption over the coming weeks and the cycle continues.

‘‘It is an unfortunate reality that as one cage empties it is immediately filled with another feline.’’

The promotion sees cats adoptions reduced to $50 plus council registration fees.

All cats and kittens are desexed, microchipped and vaccinated and have been assessed as having good temperaments making them suitable for re-homing.

The shelter has a variety male and female cats and breeds available to adopt.

“Cats can become pregnant by four months so early age desexing between two to three months is recommended to help manage the volume of abandoned and surrendered felines to the shelter,” Ms Lemon said.

Council has already staged a one day event at the Campaspe Animal Shelter in an attempt to alleviate the overflow but is still looking for more homes.

“Cats and kittens make wonderful family pets and ideal companions for people living alone and we encourage all those who understand the long term commitment of caring for a pet to visit the shelter and take advantage of the price reduction while it lasts,” Ms Lemon said.

The shelter is also seeking assistance from the community to help advocate the many feline friends desperate for a loving home by sharing Facebook posts and spreading the word.

The Campaspe Animal Shelter is open seven days a week including throughout the school holiday period.

■For more information call 5480 3005 or visit campaspeanimalshelter.com.au