Kemps Creek shelter pushing to find home for pals

Liverpool Leader, 30 Aug 12  by Alison Balding

Kemps Creek cat co-ordinator Bradley Barnes with best mates OJ and Ringo. Picture: ARMEN DEUSHIAN

BEST mates OJ and Ringo are hoping to find a home during the Animal Welfare League’s Save a Life in September campaign.

They are among the Kemps Creek shelter’s longest serving residents.

Cat co-ordinator Bradley Barnes explained the importance of adopting the pair together.“Ringo arrived as a kitten in July last year – he was really scared and we were concerned until he met OJ,” Mr Barnes said.

“OJ arrived in December and was much more outgoing so he helped Ringo come out of his shell.

“They have really bonded so we don’t want to separate them.”

Residents can save a life this September by opening their homes to a pet.

As the weather warms, dog and cat breeding season will soon start, and animal shelters are bracing for an influx of unwanted litters.

Mr Barnes said the Kemps Creek shelter is currently caring for 60 dogs and 109 cats.

“Kittens that come in will go into foster care if we don’t have the room but we have had to stop taking cats at the moment because we have so many,” Mr Barnes said.

To combat this and reduce euthanasia, AWL is holding the adoption drive Save a Life in September.

They aim to re-home 200 puppies, dogs, kittens and cats in 30 days.

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