Diamond Valley Leader, Feb 24th 2011
FIFTY cats, big and small, found new homes after a huge adoption drive on the weekend.
The Greensborough Cat Protection Society held its annual Nine Lives Open Day on Sunday Feb 20, with more than 100 kittens and 30 cats available for adoption.
Carole Webb, the society’s executive director, said 38 kittens and 12 adult cats were adopted out to new owners on the day.
“We do the day every year at this time because it is kitten season,’’ Dr Webb said.
“There are always huge numbers looking for new homes.
“Our aim for the day was to get as many cats and kittens adopted as we could and with the help of board members, staff, volunteers and management we were able to do that.
“I think everyone who came enjoyed themselves and were happy to support a great cause; giving loving and responsible homes for our feline friends.’’
Ms Webb said adopted cats were microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, de-wormed, de-flead and came with two-week health cover and a free hide, perch and cardboard carry box.
Cats are available for adoption all year round from the society’s hostel at 200 Elder St.
Details: 94347155 or catprotection.com.au