Fee-free Sylvester seeks a loving home

CATS in need of a loving home have had their adoption fees temporarily waived by the RSPCA.

Warrnambool RSPCA Shelter supervisor Janita McLeod with Sylvester — one of the adult cats ready for fee-free adoption. 140625LP26 Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

Warrnambool RSPCA Shelter supervisor Janita McLeod with Sylvester — one of the adult cats ready for fee-free adoption. 140625LP26 Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

That means 40 friendly felines at the Warrnambool centre are eagerly awaiting to become part of someone’s family. Anyone wishing to add a special friend to their family can do so free of charge for all adult cats aged four months or older, instead of the usual $90.

The special offer, which began on Saturday and runs until July 6, has been popular in the past.

Warrnambool RSPCA’s Janita McLeod said public reaction to the initiative in the past had been heartwarming.

“Once the word gets out, (the response is) great,” Ms McLeod said. 

“Our last fee-waiver was a huge success with the majority getting homes.”

The savings for prospective owners are significant, with all the usual fees involved in adopting a cat included.

“For our adult cats it’s $90 and that includes de-sexing, micro-chipping, initial vaccination and worming,” Ms McLeod said.

And even if a cat is not lucky enough to find a home, it’s not the end of the road.

“We try and transfer them to other shelters just to give them another chance,” Ms McLeod said.

“We hold on to them for as long as we possibly can and just wait until they’re adopted.”

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