GAWS announce reduced adoption fees for special cats needing forever homes

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GAWS announce reduced adoption fees for special cats needing forever homes

GAWS are in desperate need for experienced cat owners to adopt cats as the foster care program reaches capacity.

Breaking animal lovers’ hearts everywhere, local animal shelter Geelong Animal Welfare Society has announced that their foster program is at capacity with extra special cats waiting for their forever homes.  

In an effort to ease pressure on the program, until April 16th, people have the opportunity to adopt a cat who is currently in foster care for just $39. 

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With more than 30 cats currently in foster care available for adoption, GAWS CEO Helen Cocks said the organization urgently needs to find loving homes for these felines to ease pressure on the GAWS  foster program and carers, and create space for more vulnerable cats 

“We urge any experienced cat owners who have been considering a cat companion to adopt an extra special feline from GAWS now.”

“GAWS has a dedicated foster program for cats needing some extra care and attention outside of the shelter environment. 

“There are various reasons why a cat might be placed in foster care; whether it is respite from shelter life, rehabilitation or recovery from procedures or illness, they might have special needs or just prefer a home environment. They are all ready and deserving of loving, forever homes.” 

Given some of these cats require extra care, GAWS is seeking people with time, patience and understanding of cats and their needs to adopt the cats in foster. 

Despite the low price, the usual GAWS adoption procedures will apply during the promotion to ensure animals are matched to the right home.  

To apply to adopt a cat for $39, people can view the cats labelled “Available for Adoption – In  Foster” on the Cats page of the GAWS website, find their match and submit an adoption application  form. GAWS staff will arrange a meet and greet for applicants and their new furry friend.  

All adoption animals are de-sexed, microchipped, vaccinated and flea and worm treated. 

The promotion runs until April 16th and excludes cats available in the GAWS shelter. Adult cats are usually $120. 

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