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NEWS: Adopt-A-Thon is back!

March 31, 2016
Adopt-a-thon 2016

We are calling on the cat lovers of Victoria to help us find homes for 250 cats and kittens during our 2016 Adopt-A-Thon running for the month of April.

Our North Melbourne and Campaspe shelters are bursting at the seams with cats and kittens looking to share their love with you.

This influx of cats and kittens available for adoption is as a result of kitten season says Dr David Cunliffe, General Manager Animal Welfare and Customer Service.

“Kitten season is the time of year when cats typically give birth, flooding shelters and rescue groups throughout the state with homeless kitten litters.

“It is really three seasons in one, starting in spring, peaking in late spring or early summer and ending in autumn,”

“However, each year we are finding kitten season lasting longer and longer, putting strain on our resources. Often we’ll see new cats and kittens become available for adoption as soon as another finds their adopted home,” explains David.

Help us find a home for 250 fantastic felines

This is where we need your help! The Lost Dogs’ Home is aiming to find homes for 250 cats and kittens during our 2016 Adopt-A-Thon.

Starting tomorrow until April 30 we will waive the adoption fees of all cats six months and older. We are also halving the price of kittens under six months to $90.

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

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 Pet Licence Test at the shelter or online at

If you are looking to adopt a cat or kitten into your family this April, come down to our North Melbourne and Campaspe shelters and help us achieve our Adopt-A-Thon target!

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!