Cats rescued after being abandoned across the North Shore are on the prowl for new, loving homes.
Rescue charity Forgotten Felines is holding an adopt-a-thon at the Albany Village Hall on Saturday to rehome almost 40 cats and kittens.
Kitten season began last October and peaks in the warmer months, rescuer Sylvia Fairburn says.
The charity has rescued nearly 300 animals in the past few months and had to turn people away who ask for help because it has limited funds and space, she says.
"Families get a kitten, do not have it desexed, then dump it when they realise it is pregnant."
Forgotten Felines is contacted when dumped cats and kittens are discovered at businesses or abandoned family homes, Ms Fairburn says.
All cats and kittens are fostered in private homes. Animals for adoption are vet-checked, desexed, deflead and wormed. Bringing a cat carry cage is recommended. Adults cost $55 and kittens $150.
Go to forgottenfelines.co.nz to view animals for adoption. Doors open at 10am.
- North Shore Times
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