Wet Nose Day 17 November 2013

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“Wet Nose Day” Sunday 17 November - Cat Haven Fundraising Open Day

Press Release issued: 7 November 2013 at 12:00am

“Wet Nose Day” Sunday 17 November - Cat Haven Fundraising Open Day

Cat Haven in Shenton Park is holding its major fundraiser of the year - ‘Wet Nose Day’ - on Sunday 17 November from 11am to 3pm.

‘Wet Nose Day is our annual open day to raise funds for Cat Haven. We need the most funding at this time of year as Kitten Season has started and we’re already seeing a steady flow of unwanted kittens through our doors.’ Cat Haven’s Marketing Officer Chandra Woodley said. ‘The pressure is on right now to rehome 100s of cats and kittens, and raise extra funds as not everyone has had their cats de-sexed yet pending the new Cat Laws from 1 November this year.’

Thanks to two significant State Government ‘cat sterilization & micro-chipping grants’ this year, Cat Haven is able to offer subsidized cat sterilization to low income earners. Sterilization, in the long term, will lessen the chances of unwanted kittens, and eventually strays. Cat Haven received over 8000 unwanted or lost cats last year with over 3500 having to be euthanized. The goal, resulting from the long term effect of the new Cat Law, is to get to zero euthanasia within the next 10 years.

‘This grant has enabled us to sterilize 400 cats already this year and we still have the capacity and funding to do twice as many!’  Chandra Woodley said.

Ms Woodley explains ‘Wet Nose Day is a chance to meet all the Cat Haven cats, have some fun and help raise funds. There are plenty of fete and market stalls, raffles, prizes, an auction, lucky dip, kids’ corner, plenty of food including Mrs Macs pies, vegan sausages, cakes, plus Nova 93.7 will be there on the day. You can also watch a group of talented volunteer local artists paint a large-scale mural on our wall, thanks to Bunnings, which will brighten up the shelter. The mural shows the true story of a cat lost in the desert, found by a miner with a big heart, and happily rehomed through Cat Haven.’

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

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