Cat Haven, located in Western Australia, made a plea to the public, calling for fosters and adopters, as they are way over capacity.
In one day, the shelter had 80 cats surrendered to them. This was when they were already full. However, they could not turn the poor kitties away. Unfortunately, they said that since they are currently at over 400 cats, and their capacity is 250, they will not be able to accept any more cats until they find fosters and forever homes for the current cats.
The shelter is trying to find the perfect homes, but fast, by offering all cats over the age of 6 months for a small donation. A post on their Facebook page stated, “Until Sunday you can adopt a cat (any cat over 6 months old) for a donation of your choice! No donation is too small!”
People moving and leaving the country, as well as those struggling financially, are the cause for the influx in surrenders. The shelter’s goal is to provide the best care for each cat until they find their forever home.
Yesterday they posted a plea on Facebook, “😿CATS IN CRISIS😿 To all of our wonderful supporters & cat lovers. We hate to ask once again for your help, but we have reached the point where we are absolutely over our capacity for care here at Cat Haven, and we urgently need to find loving homes for as many cats as possible. Our sheds have been full all week, and we have received another 80 cats today alone. We are at crisis point and will not be able to continue to receive cats and kittens who need our help if we cannot find homes for our lovely cats. From today until Sunday, you can adopt any adult cat for a donation of your choice. No donation is too small, and all we ask is a loving & safe home for our felines. Normal adoption procedures apply. Now is the time to add to your fur family. We are absolutely desperate.”
Many cats are list as “Adopt Me For FREE.” The shelter runs on donations and would appreciate any amount people can donate, but the goal is to get cats adopted into loving homes. With over 400 cats, there is a cat for everyone and in every color.
Since posting the plea, the shelter posted just hours ago, “We had a steady day of adoptions today, but we still have lots of beautiful adults available for adoption!”
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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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