RSCPA Is Giving Away Cats For Free This Christmas In Australia
Whenever you're thinking about adopting a pet, one of the big tag lines that is doled out is 'an animal is for life, not just for Christmas'.
That's because loads of people either buy an animal for themselves or for someone else because it's the festive season and who doesn't want to unwrap a puppy or kitten on December 25?
But if you're not that type of person and the only thing standing in the way of you and a new companion is money then you're in luck.
The South Australian division of the RSPCA is handing out free cats in the lead up to Christmas.
The animal welfare branch has acknowledged that they've got so many cats in their possession and they really need long term homes.
RSPCA South Australia's Tim Charles said: "Cats come to us for a variety of reasons, none of them their fault, and the best Christmas present for them, and the dedicated staff and volunteers who care for them, would be a loving new home.
"Our rescue officers continue to find kittens in shocking circumstances, such as dumped in boxes or left wandering beside busy roads."
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"Most of them are living with our wonderful volunteer foster carers because they're too young to be desexed and made available to adopt.
"Our message is that, like dogs, every cat deserves a responsible owner - that is the primary goal of our recently released cat management plan, a joint initiative with the Animal Welfare League.
"As a compassionate community, we must continue to work together towards far better welfare outcomes for cats than we are currently seeing."
Shelters across the state have seen a 16 per cent increase in the number of cats that are looking for forever homes, which is around 650 cats.
But RSPCA South Australia isn't handing out just any cat. Cats older than six months will have a price tag of absolutely zero dollarydoos - which is pretty impressive.
So, if you've been longing for a cat but worried about how much it will cost to have running around your place, you now know there's an affordable option.
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