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ADOPT-A-THON UPDATE: 138 cats adopted in a week!

April 11, 2016

The last week of the school holidays saw some of our fantastic felines school their new families in the ways of the cat – with plenty of cuddles and smooches of course!

Since April 1, 138 cats and kittens have been adopted through our 2016 Adopt-A-Thon. This means we have passed the half-way mark and there are still three weeks to go!

This is a great result, but we still need your help to reach our goal of finding brand new homes for 250 cats and kittens before April 30. Can you help us beat our target?

Check out the cats and kittens needing your help here.


From April 1 to 30 The Lost Dogs’ Home will waive 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 costing in excess of $300 per cat.

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

How you can help

We are calling on all cat lovers to help us this April and there are ways for everyone to help find homes for these deserving cats.

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 your Facebook page, email or even through good ol’ word of mouth!