Give kit­tens cud­dles, com­fort

Albany Extra - - Front Page - Pic­ture: Lau­rie Ben­son

SAFE Al­bany vol­un­teer Lyn Ed­wards will bring a lit­ter of res­cued kit­tens to the Big Kit­ten Cud­dle event this Satur­day.

The Big Kit­ten Cud­dle event is on this Satur­day, and lo­cal an­i­mal res­cue group will bring a lit­ter of kit­tens to en­cour­age peo­ple to adopt and not shop for pets dur­ing this Christ­mas sea­son.

Al­bany’s Saving An­i­mals From Eu­thana­sia group has part­nered with SmoothS­tart to bring the Big Kit­ten Cud­dle to town.

SAFE fos­ter carer Jade Smith said the event would be a chance to find new homes for 15 newly res­cued kit­tens.

“In­tro­duc­ing these beau­ti­ful lit­tle crea­tures to their first home is re­ally what SAFE and SmoothS­tart is all about,” she said. “Get­ting young cou­ples into their first home is very im­por­tant to them and get­ting these guys to their first home is very im­por­tant to us.

“We though we’d in­tro­duce ev­ery­one to these lit­tle guys and hope­fully get them new homes.”

Ms Smith en­cour­aged ev­ery­one to do their research be­fore adopt­ing a pet, so new own­ers could un­der­stand the re­spon­si­bil­ity that came with tak­ing on an an­i­mal. “Pets are some­thing you buy for your life,” she said.

“We do get quite a lot of an­i­mals back dur­ing Jan­uary be­cause peo­ple tend to un­der­es­ti­mate how much care you need to put (in) to take care of an an­i­mal.

“So come along to the event and cud­dle one of our kit­tens and if you’re aware of the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, I would en­cour­age you to take home one of these kit­tens.”

The Big Kit­ten Cud­dle will be held at SmoothS­tart Al­bany In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre on Satur­day from 9am-11am.

Pic­ture: Lau­rie Ben­son

SAFE Al­bany vol­un­teer Lyn Ed­wards and friends ahead of the Big Kit­ten Cud­dle.

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