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Volume forces Friends of RSPCA to turn backs on cats

FURRY FRIEND: Anita Coad, of Friends of the RSPCA, with one of the cats available for adoption.
FURRY FRIEND: Anita Coad, of Friends of the RSPCA, with one of the cats available for adoption. Luka Kauzlaric

GLADSTONE Friends of RSPCA cannot take on any more cats until numbers are halved.

To cat-loving foster carers and co-ordinators, this is a difficult action to take for the felines in need of a home.

Gladstone cat co-ordinator Anita Coad said they were turning back cats and kittens from the pound.

"Three kittens from the pound site have to be put down because we cannot take any more cats," Ms Coad said.

"We cannot get any cats transferred, either - Brisbane is full, just like us."

Members of the non-profit organisation hope the dire situation brightens soon and the cats and kittens can find their forever homes.

This weekend, the first cat adoption day will be held at the new pound premises.

"I've got quite a few who are siblings - we would like them to go together because some of their relationships are really close," Ms Coad said.

She said she would heavily discount if people considered taking the two siblings because some of their relationships were too special to break up.

And some of these cats and kitties will be first-timers to the adoption day.

"(The cats) have been with me for too long. They need to spread their wings and find homes," Ms Coad said.

Many of those up for adoption are adult cats, which Ms Coad said came with many benefits.

"What you see is what you get with an adult cat. They've gone through the litter training but they are still very playful," she said.

The cat adoption day will be held this Sunday from 10am-1pm at the pound facility across from the NRG Power Station.

Ms Coad said it was possible to arrange another time to adopt a cat.

For more information, phone 4973 7293.

Open your door to a new family member

THESE nine feline and canine cuties in the photo gallery below are just some of the pets you could adopt from the Friends of RSPCA Gladstone.

Cat adoption days are held on the first and third Sundays of every month at 17 Pams Ct, Beecher.

Dog adoption days are held on the third Sunday of every month at the Gladstone PCYC.

For more information about animals at the RSPCA needing a new home, phone Judy Whicker on 0417 065 394 or Betty Bridge on 4978 6666.

To see more beautiful animals up for adoption, visit http://www.adoptapet.com.au.

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