9 April 2009

A pet might not be for Christmas, but kittens are for Easter?

| johnboy
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The RSPCA has announced that they’re up to their elbows in kittens and would like you to take one home for Easter.

    CEO of RSPCA ACT Michael Linke today advised that since 1 November 2008 RSPCA ACT had received 1,000 kittens.

    “It seems there is no end in sight, day after day more and more kittens are handed in to RSPCA ACT. Just this week we had 29 handed in on Monday.

    “It seems irresponsible breeding and unregulated sales of kittens across the capital continue as we work harder and harder every year to find homes for this volume of kittens.”

    With the school holidays upon us again, families have a perfect opportunity to adopt a new kitten and help RSPCA.

    “If you are thinking of a new pet, come to RSPCA first, don’t add to the over supply and do the right thing for animal welfare. RSPCA ACT has the most successful companion animal homing program across Australia.”

For just $195 you too can have a little fluffy ball of destruction. The price comes with worming, vaccination, desexing, and the all important microchip.

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i would love a kitten but already got 2 pups at my place.
dont want to make my place a mess now 😛

I’d get one if they came with funny captions.

we just did it! daughter is going to be chuffed. Team at Weston Creek are awesome 🙂

You’re absolutely right. There’s probably an enormous desexing backlog since I doubt (m)any of the new arrivals will have already been done.

The other kittens are probably too young to be adopted out yet or maybe having the dreaded ‘snip’.

And yet there’s only 17 kittens listed on the website as available. Delays in processing or are they able to find homes for them REALLY fast?

Mmmm kittens…..a little diane sauce….lovely!

Imagine you had a cat and didn’t get it desexed and it had a litter of six kittens and they all went on to have a litter of six each and then that 36 went on to have a litter of six each…

I thought kitten season would be quietening down by now. Does not bode well for the capacity of RSPCA to keep pace. I hope the economic downturn doesn’t lead to people reducing their donations as that is pretty much what they rely on.

I’d love a cat, but I’m rather allergic to the little blighters, just being in a home with one will leave me red-eyed and runny nosed all night…

Responsible pet ownership comes at a cost.

It is all well and good to say “Sure, I’ll get it desexed” Yadda-yadda-yadda. Before you know it, life gets away from you and the damn thing is pregnant and you are looking at having to find homes for eight or so kittens.

This way it will be desexed.

I challenge you to find a better buy of a desexed, chipped and vaccinated kitten at $195 in a pet shop, or anywhere really.

Yep, heaps cheaper than a pet store and in much better condition. I have adopted three beautiful dogs and 2 cats from the RSPCA and am hoping to add a new addition today. I wouldn’t look anywhere else for my babies!

Desex your pets people.

omgggg so cute!!

PB if you bought a kitten from a pet store it would more than likely cost more, and you wouldn’t get desexing or microchip thrown in for that.

Pommy bastard10:16 am 09 Apr 09

Am I alone in thinking they’d shift a bloody sight more kittens if they weren’t asking nearly two hundred bucks apiece for them?

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