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ADOPT-A-THON UPDATE: 50 cats find new homes!

April 4, 2016

The last weekend saw many of us take advantage of the mild temperatures and sunny weather. For 50 cats and kittens their weekend was spent enjoying plenty of cuddles and relaxation with their brand new families!

This is a great start to our 2016 Adopt-A-Thon. We are well on our way to achieving our target of finding 250 cats and kittens brand new homes before the end of the month!

But, we still need your help to achieve our target before the end of the month. If you can’t adopt, don’t worry there are other ways you can help us find homes for 250 cats and kittens during this year’s Adopt-A-Thon.


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 will 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 the Home’s Pet Licence Test either at the shelter or online at

You can view all of the cats and kittens available for adoption here and at

How you can help

Adopt: We have a number of cats and kittens just waiting to go to their new forever homes this April. You can view all our terrific cats and kittens at If a fancy feline catches your eye, visit our North Melbourne or Campaspe shelters to meet them in the fur – our staff 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!