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ADOPT-A-THON: Bright lights and the big city

April 23, 2016

They say a change is as good as a rest and for two of our Campaspe residents we’re hoping a city change is what they need to help them find their forever home this April.

LDH_longterm adoption_Simon_REVISED8Two weeks ago we introduced you to Brice and Simon, two of the cool cats of Campaspe. Sadly, these terrific tabbies have been waiting for more than 200 days for their purrfect match to walk through the shelter doors.

We think 200 days is a long time to be available for adoption. So to help Brice and Simon find their new home, we’ve given these fantastic felines a deserved city change.

Saying goodbye to the Campaspe shelter staff, two year-old Simon and Brice have made the long journey down to our North Melbourne shelter in the hope of finding their new family in the city. Could you be the one for them? Come down to the Lost Dogs’ Home’s North Melbourne shelter this weekend and meet them in the fur.



LDH_longterm adoption_Brice_REVISED8Adopt-A-Thon

Until April 30, The Lost Dogs’ Home is waiving the adoption fees of all cats six months and older at our North Melbourne and Campaspe shelters. Kittens under six months have their adoption fees halved to $90.

Each cat comes fully health checked, desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and wormed, all valued in excess of $300 per cat.

To receive this offer, you’ll need to successfully complete the Home’s Pet Licence Test online at or at our North Melbourne or Campaspe shelters.



How you can help

Thanks to your help we have nearly reached our 2016 Adopt-A-Thon goal, but we are still a little short of our 250 goal.

We believe with your help we’ll be able to exceed this target and find loving homes for these wonderful cats in need.

Here’s how you can help.

Adopt – There are a number of cats and kittens waiting for their chance to go to their new home this April. You can view all our terrific cats and kittens at

If a particular cat or kitten catches your eye, visit our North Melbourne or Campaspe shelter to meet them in the fur – our adoptions teams are keen to help you find your perfect match!

Existing pet owners are encouraged to check their council regulations on the number of cats they can own per household, as some councils require permits for households with two or more cats.

Don’t forget to complete your Pet Licence Test in order to receive this offer.

Foster – We are always on the lookout for foster carers to help for cats and kittens in need.

With foster care periods lasting from two days to four weeks, this is a terrific way to give a cat time out in a home environment, while creating essential space at our shelters. All expenses are covered and successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of applying.

For more information visit our foster care page.

Advocate – If you are not in a position to adopt or foster, why not advocate for a cool cat looking for a new home this April? Share adoption candidate profiles via Facebook, email or even through good ol’ word of mouth!