New idea tried to find homes for cats

Image: File photo.
Image: File photo.

This weekend the rescue organisation is hoping to set a record ” to have empty pens by the end of this Sunday.

To reach this goal, Cat Haven will drop its adoption prices: all adult cats will be only $49 and Golden Oldies (cats over seven) will be available for a donation.

The adoption package includes sterilisation, microchipping and all vaccinations.

Christmas is one of the busiest times for the Haven, with litters of kittens arriving, along with lost stray and abandoned cats and adoptions slowing.

Never before has it been able to adopt out all the animals in a single weekend. If successful it will be the first time in 50 years the shelter will be empty.

‘This is a ground breaking idea and one we hope will be supported by all cat lovers in Perth.

‘Because we have had so many kittens available and they sell very quickly, the adult cats are overlooked and left behind,’ media officer Chandra Woodley said.

‘We are in a desperate situation now and it is devastating to have to euthanise lovely healthy cats just because we don’t have room.’

The Haven gets to know its more mature cats and therefore can provide prospective owners with an insight as to how they may respond to different owners and circumstances.

‘If you are not sure if you are able to adopt a cat permanently, but have the time and love to give, Cat Haven also has an extensive Foster Care Program where foster carers provide respite care for some of our residents while they are waiting to be adopted,’ Ms Woodley said.

‘Our Foster Care Program is also full and we are calling for anyone who may be interested.’

Doors at Cat Haven (23 Lemnos Street) open at 11am on Saturday and Sunday.