World Cat Day: Petbarn Midland marking occasion with adoptions


Store manager Fiona Middleton with Emery the cat who is a domestic short hair with white paws and chest and is very friendly and only 1.5 years old. Picture: David Baylis
Store manager Fiona Middleton with Emery the cat who is a domestic short hair with white paws and chest and is very friendly and only 1.5 years old. Picture: David Baylis

PETBARN Midland celebrated World Cat Day today with cat adoptions offered in store.

To celebrate the day for furry friends, Petbarn and Cat Haven offered adoptions for any residents looking to meet a cat who needs a new home.

Midland Manager Fiona Middleton said World Cat Day was a fantastic way to celebrate the love and companionship feline pets provide and also allowed the staff at Petbarn to raise awareness of the number of cats without a home.

Ms Middleton said the store was dedicated to ensuring every animal had a loving home.

“World Cat Day is the perfect time for us to raise awareness of the importance of pet adoption in saving lives,” Ms Middleton said.

“Renowned for their companionship, playful nature and self-sufficiency, cats are one of Australia’s most popular pets and can bring much joy and love. Easy to care for and able to be left alone in the house by themselves for several hours, cats can teach compassion while being a very independent member of the family.”

Ms Middleton said there were two cats in store at the moment, a male and a female and aged 3 and 1.5 years old respectively.

“Milo is the older cat and he is coming out of his shell a bit now as when we first got him he was very shy,” she said.

“Emery is a sweet little girl tabby with white socks and she is a domestic short haired who would make a loving companion for a family.

“We offer cat adoptions all year around through our Pet Adoption Centre, however we would like to take World Cat Day, and the weekend leading up to it, as a special opportunity for us to celebrate our feline friends,” Ms Middleton said.

The cat adoption process can be completed in-store on the day.

While Petbarn collects the adoption fee set by the local charity, the total fee is returned to the Cat Haven charity, she said.

All cats are de-sexed, vaccinated and micro-chipped before being allowed to be adopted.

In partnership with a number of local animal charities, including RSPCA, Pets Haven and Cat Haven, 16,091 animals across Australia have been saved from being euthanised after being adopted since the program launched.

The day was chosen by the International Fund of Animal Welfare and is co-ordinated by animal welfare organisations all over the world. Petbarn Midland, Shop 8, Midland Central, Clayton Street, Midland, phone 6430 5404 or visit Petbarn.