Cat match-making at the Animal Shelter this June

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The Ballarat Animal Shelter is nearing catpacity, and is seeking new loving homes for some of the feline residents.  

The City of Ballarat is urgently looking for loving furever homes for as many cats as possible to make way for incoming animals who also require care and rehoming.

Until 30 June 2023, all adult cats are available at a reduced adoption fee of only $50 – down from the standard adoption fee of $140.  

Please call the Animal Shelter on 5334 2075 to be matched with the purfect cat for you. The staff at the shelter know the resident cats and can make suggestions to the best fit for you and your family.  

Despite a bumper month for adoptions throughout May, which saw a total of 122 animals adopted – 86 of these were cats – there are still more than 150 cats residing at the shelter.  

Many of the cats in the Ballarat Animal Shelter now enjoy the life of a solo pet, so residents who do not own a pet are encouraged to do their research to determine whether a cat can fit into their family.  

Cats do fit into domestic life and routines easily and comfortably and can provide wonderful companionship and pawsitive impacts on their owners.  

The adoption fee includes all veterinary checks, worming and flea treatment, de-sexing, microchip, and City of Ballarat registration if you are from the municipality.  

City of Ballarat Deputy Mayor, Cr Amy Johnson said it is a great opportunity to add a fluffy companion to your family.  

“Cats are wonderful, low maintenance pets to have around the home and can be a great addition to your family,” she said.  

“Why not consider an adopted cat as your first pet, the great team at the Animal Shelter can help you make the right decision for you and your family.”  

Visit the Ballarat Animal Shelter website or contact the team on 5334 2075 to make an appointment to find your new furry friend. The experienced staff will help you find the ideal fit for you and your family.

Cat owners in Ballarat are required to keep their cats confined at night, and a Cat Curfew exists to minimise harm to the environment and wildlife and to keep cats safe from road traffic.  

For more information on responsible cat ownership, visit the City of Ballarat’s website.