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ADOPT-A-THON UPDATE: More homes needed!

April 14, 2016

We are two weeks into our 2016 Adopt-A-Thon and already we have seen 163 cats and kittens from our North Melbourne and Campaspe shelters go home with their new families.

But we are still 87 adoptions away from our 2016 goal.

With two weeks left until April 30, we need your help to find homes for 250 deserving cats and kittens from our North Melbourne and Campaspe shelters.

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 available for adoption is fully health checked, desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and wormed –valued in excess of $300 per cat.

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

How can I help?

This April we’re calling on the cat lovers of Victoria to help the Home find loving homes for cats in need. There are a number of ways you can help us achieve our goal.

Adopt – We have a lot of cats and kittens awaiting adoption at our North Melbourne and Campaspe shelters. You can view all of our terrific cats at

If a cat or kitten catches your eye, come down to our North Melbourne or Campaspe shelter to meet them in the fur – our adoptions team is eager 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 do require permits for households with two, or more, cats.

Don’t forget to complete your Pet Licence Test to take advantage of this offer!

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

With foster care periods lasting from two days to four weeks, this is a great way to give a cat or kitten some much needed time out in a loving home environment, while creating essential space in 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’re 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 and even through good ol’ word of mouth!