New Year, New Furry Friends

21 October 2014

New Year New Furry Friends

Press Release issued: 2 January 2014 at 12:00am

New Year, New Furry Friends

New Year is one of the busiest times for Cat Haven with dozens of cute kittens arriving daily along with lost, stray and abandoned cats, and cat adoptions slowing.

“Christmas and New Year coincide with the peak of kitten season in WA, which means that Cat Haven is inundated with hundreds of homeless kittens. Sadly, we are receiving too many unwanted kittens dropped off in baskets, boxes, bins, eskys, and worse still, in a suitcase. When kittens are kept in such bad conditions, they often have to be put to sleep due to heat stress or injury which is devastating.” Cat Haven Marketing Officer, Chandra Woodley commented.

With over 400 kittens and cats in foster care, and over 50 kittens at the Cat Haven shelter or Pet Barn stores (Cat Haven’s external adoption centres), they are desperate for people to come and adopt a new friend for the new year.  

Although so far, there have been less cats and kittens surrendered to Cat Haven this year than last, there are still just too many for the shelter to cope with. Each year Cat Haven receives over 8000 unwanted cats and it costs over $13 a day to keep a cat in the shelter.

“Cat Haven is offering a great deal for people who want to adopt kittens or cats at the moment with a Two for One deal where you can have double the fun for the price of one! Two kittens are $165 and two adult cats are only $99, or you can adopt two ‘Golden Oldies’ (cats over 7 years) for just a gold coin donation.” Chandra Woodley said.

The adoption packages include sterilization, micro-chipping and all vaccinations to comply with the new Cat Law. 

“Our Foster Care Program is also full and we urgently need carers who may be interested in fostering a cat or kittens temporarily. Anyone can foster regardless of if you have kids, other pets, a small or large property. We provide full support and all cat food for fosterers so you only need the time and love to give.” Chandra Woodley said.

People can come and cuddle a kitten or discuss adopting or fostering kittens at Cat Haven in Shenton Park, Pet Barn Stores or come to talk to Cat Haven staff attending Perth’s community fete on the afternoon of Sunday 19th January at Perth Town Hall, Barrack St in the city.

For all media enquiries contact Chandra Woodley on 9442 3600 or 0412 115 937

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