The RSPCA is once again urging cat owners to desex their pets after being inundated with kittens in recent weeks.
RSPCA’s Sydney shelter at Yagoona is near capacity and is finding it difficult to cope with the number of cats and kittens being surrendered.
Despite significant publicity surrounding the benefits of desexing, owners still aren’t getting the message. In the 2007-08 financial year RSPCA NSW collected 20,190 cats and kittens. In December alone 890 cats and kittens were surrendered to the Yagoona Shelter.
RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman says staff members are devastated by the number of healthy kittens coming in.
“We are seeing litter after litter of kittens and we are forced to put many to sleep because we simply don’t have the room to house them,” says Mr Coleman.
“It’s a great shame that we are faced with this traumatic job on a daily basis because some people don’t take responsibility and desex their pets.”
Shelters across NSW are near capacity and prospective pet owners are urged to make the RSPCA their first stop. All animals available for adoption can be viewed online at www.adoptapet.com.au
Source: RSPCA NSW