Carer urges community to help tackle cat crisis
IT was a heartbreaking moment for Cat Foster Carer Anita Coad.
She recently had to turn away 18 cats and kittens from Rockhampton pound because herself and the other Gladstone foster carers are currently inundated with felines.
"We are so full, we can't take anymore," she said.
Those 18 cats and kittens were put down as a result.
"It's overwhelming," Anita said.
"They aren't a number to me; they feel pain and fear too."
She is urging the Gladstone community to come together and tackle the cat crisis.
"This happens every Christmas," she said. "People need to realise pets are not disposal."
Friends of RSPCA have about 50 cats and kittens spread throughout the foster carers.
The adoption day will be held on Sunday from 10am-1pm at the RSPCA adoption centre (opposite the NRG Power Station).
The adoption cost for an adult cat is $150, which includes desexing, micro chipping, flea treatment, worming and registration with the council. Kittens and speciality breeds cost $180.