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PURR-MATE CLUB: Adopt these school holidays

September 22, 2015

The school holidays are here and for school students this is a time for rest and relaxation. For potential pet owners the school holidays are a great time to consider adopting a new pet.

Adopting a pet during the school holidays gives the whole family an opportunity to spend quality time with their new cat or dog and help their new family member adjust to their new home.

The school holidays are is also a great time to teach children about what is involved in caring for animal and introduce a pet care routine.

Pet ownership also teaches kids important values about care, responsibility, companionship and empathy.

According to Sammi, adopter of Royal Ruby, affectionately known Chubbs, adopting an animal from a shelter also taught her children to always give back.

“Our family wanted to give a forever home to a cat who needed us as much as we needed them and for my daughter, who is eight, it was important for us to give a home to an adult cat, rather than a kitten.

20150914_125413“Royal Ruby caught our eye, with her chubby face and friendly personality, and she immediately went over to my son and daughter and showered them with affection,” said Sammi.

Since going home with Sammi and her family, Royal Ruby has quickly become an integral part of the family.

“Royal Ruby loves her new home and has settled in very well. I often say that she owns us with the way she runs the house!

“She adores both on my children who are equally fond of her. You will often find her spending time with one of them.

“Royal Ruby is a perfect example of why shelter animals are perfect for families. Chubbs is the perfect fit for our family and has made our home a happier place.”


Purr-Mate Club

  • Adopt a cat or kitten who has been available for adoption for more than 30 days from September 19 to October 4 and have your adoption fees waived.
  • There is also 50 percent off the adoption fee of all other cats and kittens.
  • View all our magnificent moggies here and at

Please note: Renters will need to provide a Rental Agreement showing approval to keep a cat. To receive the discount, you will need to complete our Pet Licence Test at our shelter or online.

How you can help

  • Adopt: View our terrific range of cats and kittens at Those in the Purr-Mate Club will be marked on their profile, all others are half price at $47.50. Visit you nearest shelter to meet them in person – our staff are keen to find your perfect match! Each cat comes fully health checked, desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and wormed, all costing in excess of $300 per adoption candidate.
  • Foster: The Home is looking for foster carers to care for cats and kittens for an average of two to four weeks. This is a tremendous way to give a cat time out in a normal home environment, while creating vital 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 cannot adopt, why not advocate for a cat currently seeking a home? Share adoption candidate profiles via your Facebook page, email or via good ol’ word of mouth!