Can you provide a fur-ever home?

THE first Northern Rivers Animal Services Adoption Day for 2016 will be held this weekend.

Continuing its ongoing commitment and partnership with NRAS, Petstock Ballina will once again play host to the Adoption Day at the Boeing Avenue store in the Harvey Norman Centre on Saturday January 2, from 10am-2pm.

Whilst there will be pooches available, Northern Rivers Animal Services currently has more than 30 cats & kittens in foster care, Cat Coordinator for Northern Rivers Animal Services, Leah Worboys said.

"August and September are usually the busy period for litters coming into care, however, many cats are having their babies later and, as a consequence, we have lots of kittens on our books with more litters still to come in," Ms Worboys said.

"We can't stress enough, the need to have your pets desexed.

"People need to be aware that cats can come on heat as young as 12 weeks of age and, if not desexed they should be kept indoors to ensure there aren't more unwanted litters in the community."

If you are considering adopting a new family member it is recommended that you call the office on 6681 1860 to find out more details of the animals that will be available at the Adoption Day or visit the NRAS PetRescue page.

Prospective adoptees are asked to complete an adoption questionnaire to ascertain that any new family and its environment will be suitable for our rescue animals.

If living in rented accommodation, adoptees must have written permission from their landlord to have a pet.

It is also imperative that animals taken on the day have an appropriate lead and/or harness for dogs or a cat cage for safe transportation of our feline friends.

Note that NRAS does not have EFTPOS or credit card facilities but will accept cash / cheque payments or direct deposits at the time of adoption.

For further information, contact Northern Rivers Animal Services on 6681 1860 during weekday office hours of 10am-4pm.

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