Foster carers need to look after cats this summer
Animal rescue service SAFE Karratha has a surplus of cute cats in urgent need of care this summer and is calling on residents to help.
SAFE founder Sue Hedley said it had become a regular problem for the service to have far too many cats during the holidays, when many usual carers went on holiday or moved away.
“We can have, say, 20 dogs in care at a time and 70 cats, that would be the statistic,” she said.
Ms Hedley said the widespread negative perception of cats did not help matters, but it baffled her.
“Even though dogs are so much more work, people seem to prefer dogs to cats,” she said.
“We’re always pushing the idea that cats are the pets for the Pilbara. They’re ideal because if you work long hours, they’re quite happy sleeping most of the day.”
Ms Hedley said fostering a SAFE cat was low-risk and high-reward.
“SAFE will pay all vet bills,” she said. “We can even provide their food and litter. You only need to provide their care, love and also their security as SAFE cats are not to go outside,” she said.
“They’re just so little trouble and yet they’re so lovely to come home to.”
To learn more about fostering a cat this summer, contact SAFE on 9185 4634.