Suzanne Lavis, of Animal Rights and Rescue, says the Lismore animal shelter has many kittens and young cats available for adoption.
Suzanne Lavis, of Animal Rights and Rescue, says the Lismore animal shelter has many kittens and young cats available for adoption.

Homes needed for 40 cats

A PLEA has gone out across the Northern Rivers in the hope that good homes and families can be found for a number of kittens and young cats that have had to be taken from a home in the Lismore area.

With around 40 little moggies needing a place to live SuzanneLavis, of Lismore’s Animal Rights and Rescue, said rescuing a mass of cats like this was not an unusual occurrence.

“We often get calls for help from pet owners who can’t afford to take care of their animals any more,” she said. “It starts with a couple of pets that don’t get desexed because the owners can’t afford the $300 fee.

“Then suddenly, it becomes too much for them to handle.”

Lesa Weatherley, of Pets for Life Animal Shelter at Billinudgel, agreed that this kind of rescue is not uncommon.

“It highlights the importance of desexing our pets,” she said.

All animal shelters across the Northern Rivers have taken in six to eight kittens each and will be looking for good homes to send them to.

All of the kittens will be vet-assessed, desexed and de-wormed.

So if you have room in your home – and your heart – for a little Fluffy or a Felix you can call Animal Rights and Rescue on 6622 1881 or your nearest pet shelter.



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