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CEO of RSPCA ACT Michael Linke today announced a new initiative from RSPCA ACT aimed at assisting cat owners during peak holiday times.
“Our research has shown that the demand for cat boarding, especially at peak times in Canberra, is so great that some people choose to surrender their cat permanently. This decision impacts on RSPCA as we need to accommodate the cat and then ultimately find a new home. In exploring solutions we felt by offering commercial boarding solves three problems. Firstly it adds capacity to the already stretched boarding market in Canberra. Secondly it will potentially reduce the need for some people to surrender their cat as a result of limited choices for boarding. Thirdly it will provide RSPCA ACT with an opportunity to generate revenue to assist meet the increased demands being placed on us in a tough economic environment.
“We have called the facility Tango’s Place. Tango was a cat adopted from RSPCA in 2001, who passed away, his owners are great supporters of RSPCA.
Tango’s Place is Canberra’s newest cat boarding facility. Located at the RSPCA in Weston, Tango’s Place provides a safe and welcoming environment for your feline friend. We provide very large rooms which are able to house up to three of your cats. There is plenty of space to play, relax and exercise with high perching shelves and steps for less-able cats.
Bookings are now being taken. Call RSPCA 6287 8100.
See http://rspca-act.org.au/about-us/tangosplace/ for more details.