Shop funds flow to aid aban­doned cats

Southern Telegraph - - News - Emily Sharp

A new op-shop has re­cently opened in Rock­ing­ham with the aim of help­ing our four-legged friends.

The An­i­mal Wel­fare Op Shop Rock­ing­ham swung open its doors at the start of March in a bid to raise money for the de­sex­ing and mi­cro-chip­ping of cats and kit­tens in the area.

So far the shop has al­ready helped 12 furry fe­lines thanks to 12 vol­un­teers. The woman be­hind the op­er­a­tion, Ar­madale Com­mu­nity An­i­mal Res­cue Group pres­i­dent Chris­tine Yurovich, said there was a prob­lem with aban­doned cats in the Rock­ing­ham and Kwinana area.

“We get a lot of cats from this area, which isn’t re­ally be­ing ser­viced by any res­cue groups,” she said.

“Our aim of open­ing up the shop was to put fund­ing down here to al­low us to do cheap or free mi­crochip­ping and de­sex­ing for pen­sion­ers and dis­abled peo­ple.

“This area is bad, with peo­ple not know­ing what to do with cats.

“There is not a lot of in­for­ma­tion avail­able and nor­mally they have to take them all the way up to Cat Haven, which is a two-hour round trip.”

The group has an­other 12 cats on a wait­ing list. The shop is on Leach Cres­cent and is open Mon­day-Satur­day, 9am-5pm, and 10am-4pm on Sun­days. Phone 9527 2205 or find it on Face­book.

Ar­madale Com­mu­nity Re­sponse Group pres­i­dent Chris­tine Yurovich is look­ing for­ward to help­ing more cats in Rock­ing­ham.

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