Herald Sun; Kelly Ryan 16 Nov 2010
THE revolving doors of the RSPCA almost stopped spinning at the weekend after 110 felines were given away.
Staff were stunned when the shelter’s nine Victorian catteries were emptied for the first time.
Every cat older than four months found favour with a new owner offering a home.
Cat lovers converged on the organisation’s shelters, making the most of extended twilight adoption hours, to claim a one-off costless cat.
Tigers, tabbies, tortoiseshells, mono and two-toned cats, siamese, long-haired, short-haired, kittens and elderly cats marched out in the arms of new owners offering a street stray a home in time for Christmas.
Well, that was the happy result until late on Saturday afternoon. In the final hours of the one-off cat giveaway, sadly, two more cats arrived at the shelter’s Burwood headquarters.
“It’s really spooky, and eerily quiet in the cattery with it almost empty for the first time ever,” said media manager Tim Pilgrim.
The two who came in on Saturday are living in a space usually occupied by between 40 and 50 cats. Both are desexed, microchipped and vaccinated.