Council to hold Cat Adoption Day

Date published: 7 June 2018

Townsville City Council will help moggies missing a family to find their paw-fect forever home on Saturday.

Council will partner with Townsville Foster and Rehoming Animals to run the Cat Adoption Day, at the Council Animal Shelter, between 10am and 2pm.

Community Health and Environment Committee Chair Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said Council was doing everything possible to find these furry felines a new home.

“It can be difficult to find new families and homes for cats so that’s why Council is working so closely with Townsville Foster and Rehoming Animals,” Cr Greaney said.

“There are some fantastic felines up for adoption and looking to find a new loving family.”

Cr Greaney said all cats adopted on Saturday are desexed, microchipped and vet checked by Council and vaccinated by Townsville Foster and Rehoming Animals.

“That way if someone loses their pet, Council can ensure the owners are notified and the cat is returned,” Cr Greaney said.

Cr Greaney said anyone looking to adopt needed to ensure they were ready to look after their new pet for life.

“Council encourages responsible pet ownership and people need to understand that adopting a pet is a long-term decision,” Cr Greaney said.

The Adoption Day will be held at the Council Animal Shelter – 69 Tompkins Road, Shaw – where cats can be adopted from $50.

If people wish to adopt a cat they will need to prove that their property is pet friendly.

For more information on what else is needed to adopt a cat visit Townsville Foster and Rehoming Animals website