Lots of cute, furry, whiskered friends will be looking for new homes at a cat adoption roadshow at Camana Bay this weekend.
There are more than 50 cats and kittens at the Humane Society – some are strays, some were abandoned by their owners and others were handed in as kittens.
The one thing they all have in common is they need loving owners.
Among the cats at the shelter are a litter of kittens found in West Bay last week, as well as several grown tame cats captured as feral kittens. The once feral kittens and cats can be identified by a tiny ‘V’ clipped at the top of their ears.
Jason Jairam of the Humane Society said the cat roadshow, which will run from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, 22 October, is the second to be held at Camana Bay.
Last month, eight cats were adopted at the roadshow, he said.
“The people who adopted them weren’t people who would usually come to the Humane Society. It can be a bit overwhelming here with all the dogs and cats.
Camana Bay is a very popular place that people go to at weekends, so people were just dropping by and some of them adopted the cats,” he said.
Mr. Jairam said the Camana Bay location was also a good place to educate owners and would-be owners about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets.
The Humane Society holds regular dog roadshows at Camana Bay, but a cat roadshow is likely to only be held once a month, he said, as the more highly strung cats get nervous and unsettled when they are moved too often.
Aileen Samuels, who helped organise the event, said, “Dogs seem to get a lot of the publicity, but the cats need homes too.”