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ADOPT-A-THON UPDATE: Four days to go!

April 26, 2016

At the beginning of April, we asked for your help to find loving homes for 250 adoptable cats and kittens by the end of the month.

Thanks to your support, we have exceeded our 2016 goal, with 334 cats and kittens now enjoying the last days of the month getting to know their new families.

But, for every cat who has found a loving home to date, there has been a new marvellous moggie taking their place at the shelter. We would love to see these cats welcome in May with a new forever family. Can you help?


Until April 30 2016, that’s this Saturday, 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 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 support, we have surpassed our 2016 Adopt-A-Thon goal. We would love to see many more felines head off to their new homes before the month comes to a close. With your help, we are confident we will be able to reach our new goal of 350 cat and kitten adoptions by April 30.

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