Fostered cats ready for adoption
IT’S raining cats at Friends of RSCPA Gladstone, so in a bid to weather the storm the organisation is having a Cat Adoption Day tomorrow.
The Cat Adoption Day will take place at the Friends of RSCPA Gladstone Adoption Centre (opposite the NRG Power Station) from 9am to noon.
The organisation has been flooded with about 50 furry felines, which are now in foster care.
Organisers are hoping the Cat Adoption Day will help some of these cats and kittens find loving homes.
Cat foster carer and “kitty godmother” Anita Coad knows the situation all too well.
She is caring for 15 cats and kittens at her Tannum Sands residence.
“We are full,” she said.
The inundation of cats and kittens is being blamed on irresponsible pet owners who are not getting their animals de-sexed and microchipped.
But it seems the message is not sinking in.
“We are not getting through to them,” she said.
“They need to de-sex and microchip their animals to stop this problem.”
Ms Coad told The Observer the foster carers were hoping the numbers of stray cats and kittens would decrease by March and April.
They are also hoping the Cat Adoption Day will provide some reprieve.
The Cat Adoption Day is also an excellent way for prospective pet owners to find a furry friend.
People can interact with the cats and kittens, allowing them to choose one best suited to their personality.
Cats cost $90 and kittens $150.