RSPCA campaign to protect cats

MEOW: Rouse Hill Care Centre staffer Carmen Stephens is encouraging people to microchip their cats as part of a month-long campaign.

MEOW: Rouse Hill Care Centre staffer Carmen Stephens is encouraging people to microchip their cats as part of a month-long campaign.

RSPCA’s Rouse Hill Care Centre has slashed the cost of microchipping after statistics revealed only three per cent of feline friends make it home. 

As part of the campaign, a cat inspired music album called Cat Ballads has also been launched with classics including Meow Meow and Desex Me Before I Do Something Crazy.

Staffer Carmen Stephens said the album aimed to promote awareness for current and prospective cat owners.

“September is cat month and it is about desexing, microchipping and protecting owned and stray cats,” Ms Stephens said.

“If they had chips, they would be so much better off because it would be easier to find their owners.”

For the month of September, the Rouse Hill Town Centre-based facility will be offering microchipping for $10. 

The RSPCA data also revealed only 10 per cent of cats are chipped, which means 90 per cent of lost cats in NSW aren’t returned home.

“It’s a huge discount on microchipping and all our shelters and care centres are taking part in the month,” Ms Stephens said. 

“It’s such a huge issue, if the animal gets lost or is picked up by someone.”

The awareness month also puts a spotlight on desexing cats, with a pair of undesexed cats can lead to 20,000 offspring in just two years. 

“We really want to ensure all cats are protected and properly taken care of,” Ms Stephens said. 

  • Details: catballads.org.
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