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It’s International Cat Day! (in Russia, but any excuse will do)

March 1, 2012
Celebrate international cat day

schastlivyĭ Mirovoĭ denʹ koshek!

Yes, Russia may be on the other side of the world but that won’t stop The Lost Dogs’ Home from celebrating what we believe is one of their most fantastic events – International Cat Day.

While other nations around the world celebrate this day later in the year, we will take any excuse to celebrate our whiskered purr-balls and thus are inclined to agree with our Slovak friends. And with over 30 adult cats and 26 kittens looking for homes from our North Melbourne shelter alone, can you blame us?

“Kitten season has been extremely busy for all our shelters this year,” Manager of the cat shelter, Karina Bailey said. “The season is finally coming to a close but we still have so many cats coming in every day and we need to make room for them.”

Up in Queensland, our Warra and Willawong shelters are also overflowing with beautiful kitties waiting for their new homes. Over 50 cats and kittens are available for adoption at present.

“They are all such wonderful, smoochy, nice cats who have unfortunately found themselves without a home,” Manager of Brisbane’s shelters, Corinne Alberthsen, said. “It’s sad because we know they would make beautiful pets for people but they just don’t really get a look-in.

“We urge anyone in Brisbane who is looking for a new feline friend to check shelters first… there are so many who need homes and who deserve homes.”

Today also marks the first day of autumn in Australia and as the chillier weather begins its inevitable approach, what better time to bring a furry hot water bottle into your life? Cats make the best snuggle partners and nothing quite creates a sense of cosiness like a purring kitty by your side.

“We have cats of all sizes, shapes, colours, ages and temperaments available so there is no reason why someone wouldn’t be able to find the right cat for them,” Karina said.

Please take a moment to look over our adoptions page to see them all in their gorgeous feline glory.

To see a video of Midnight, Bonnie and Kitty celebrating International Cat Day check out our Lost Dogs’ Home TV site!