Lancefield animal sanctuary Edgar’s Mission earlier this month acquired greater than they bargained for as an alpaca and sheep rescue at a flood-affected property grew to incorporate greater than 50 cats and kittens in want of care.
The authority tasked with dealing with the cat scenario granted the sanctuary time to rescue as many cats as potential earlier than starting work, with a major quantity rescued over the course of a number of days.
Edgar’s Mission founder Pam Ahern mentioned the crew was alerted to the variety of cats upon arrival on the property, nevertheless it was clear they weren’t feral.
“Their situation had escalated as the cats were not desexed, a problem that was beyond the property owner,” she mentioned.
“They are beautiful. Whilst underweight, flea and parasite riddled, which has been addressed, they are otherwise okay. Many of the females are pregnant, some heavily so.”
Ms Ahern mentioned the sanctuary was now in search of rescue teams and people who had been keen to present the cats are new home, and reminded present cat house owners about how you can correctly take care of a cat.
“You can help by spreading the word, and if you are able to make a financial donation towards the significant cost of [supplies and care], it would be greatly appreciated,” she mentioned.
“If you have a cat, have them desexed unless a health issue prevents this, and do keep them inside at night for their safety and to protect our precious native animals.”
To investigate about adoption or donating, individuals can contact Edgar’s Mission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408 397 301.
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