Cats and kittens in desperate need of new homes
THEY talk about giving a dog a home at Christmas, but why not adopt a pussy cat instead?
This month the RSPCA Gladstone reached capacity at their pound, with about 60 cats and kittens without a home.
RSPCA co-ordinator Anita Coad said she had already adopted three cats since December 23 and was eager to see more go to good homes.
"Gladstone isn't known as a town of cat lovers," she said.
"There are more dog people in Gladstone."
Aside from some locals having a pet preference, Anita said many people made the mistake of not pre-planning their pet's holiday destination.
"At Christmas time people don't think ahead. They think they can book into the accommodation at the last minute, but that's not enough," she said.
Ms Coad said Gladstone needed an all year desexing program to prevent an explosion of cat numbers over the holiday period.
"There are so many positive reasons to desex your cats and dogs," she said.
ADOPT A CAT
- Cats are being sold at discounted prices.
- Adult cat: $100 or two for $150. Saving: $50.
- Kitten: $100 or two for $150. Saving: $30.
- All pets are desexed, vaccinated, micro chipped, wormed & flea'd.