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The Great CATsby set to be ‘the cat’s whiskers’

May 21, 2013
Great Catsby event

The Lost Dogs’ Home will be rolling out the red carpet on Thursday, May 30 for an exclusive evening of cat adoptions at its North Melbourne shelter.

Coinciding with the launch of Baz Luhrmann’s highly anticipated film, and adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, the Home is raising awareness of the value of adopting a cool cat.

General Manager of Communications and Fundraising, Kate Hoelter, said, “Like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s character Jay Gatsby, our cats past lives are often a mystery to us. However, what we do know is that each and every one of our refined and stylish felines is special and has so much to offer. All are deserving of a loving home where they will be truly cherished.”

Ms Hoelter said she hoped the event would direct the spotlight to the shelter’s 100 cats currently waiting to be adopted. “With so many cats and kittens, each with their unique appearances and personalities, we are sure potential adoptees will find their perfect match.”

In the theme of a lavish Gatsby party, the Great CATsby adoption evening will be filled with elegant jazz, stylish Art Deco decorations, soft lighting and tasteful refreshments. Roaring 1920’s attired cat attendants will be available throughout the evening to introduce our charming cats to prospective adopters and help with any questions.

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All adopters on the night will receive a special CATsby adoption price and take home a memento of the evening, including a special CATsby styled photo with their new family member and gift pack.

Ms Hoelter said the extended hours of 6:00–9:00pm would give people working during the day an opportunity to visit after hours and meet the Home’s many deserving cats. “There is nothing like the warm and fluffy hug of a cat to keep you cosy on a cool autumn evening. We hope our extended hours will mean more people will have the chance to experience this.”

No bookings or appointments are required — however, we are urging all cat lovers and prospective owners to come and adopt a purrfect companion!

What: The Great CATsby
Date: Thursday, May 30
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Where: The Lost Dogs’ Home, 2 Gracie Street North Melbourne

Please note: Dressing up in the style of the roaring 1920s is encouraged, however, all attire is welcome!


We believe our older cats still have all the dashing good looks and lust for life as our younger cats and kittens.  To celebrate our older cats we offering discounts based on their age.

Special discount price only valid on Thursday, 30 May 2013 from 6pm to 9pm at the North Melbourne shelter.