Abandoned kittens need carers

Last Saturday Northern Rivers Animal Services held a successful pet adoption day, with eight kittens and six dogs finding great homes.

So on Monday when Michela Brown found out that a mother cat and 10 kittens had been brought to Ballina Council Shelter from one household her joy turned to dismay.

“If it weren’t so serious, we’d shake collective heads and say it’s raining cats,” Michela said. “The joy of seeing eight kittens go to loving homes has now become disbelief and despair. Where can we house this feline family while they await rehousing? Does it ever end and will people get the message about desexing their pets? If Council were to euthanase these 11 cats (as they would have to) that is a substantial cost to Council. Anyway, we will get through this next set back (I think) but we do need help.”

Michela said they are looking for homes for some friendly, lovely little moggies (and mum cat), and people able to become foster carers. Fostering involves opening your home to animals waiting on a family of their own. All food and veterinary costs are paid for by NRAS and bedding, leads, litter trays, bowls etc are also provided.

“It can be a great way to help if you’re not in a position to adopt an animal. All animals are also vet checked, wormed, flea treated, desexed and microchipped – again paid for by NRAS,” she said.

Any further info, phone 6628 1431 or email andrewdbrown@ optusnet.com.au.


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