Get snuggling this Winter

Get snuggling this Winter

Animal Welfare League NSW is giving everyone the opportunity to get snuggling this winter with the softest, downiest, loveliest and most loyal real life-warming pad ever.

At this time of year, sadly, the shelters are full to overflowing with surrendered cats and kittens of all shape, colour and variety and they all want to get snuggling as soon as possible with their own forever families.

To ensure that the shelters empty of cats and kittens as soon as possible and that all the current residents find loving homes this winter all cats and kittens will have their adoption fees discounted until the end of 31 July 2015.

All adult cats (over 12 months) will be available for $50 while kittens are available for $75. Several FIV cats are available free of charge to caring families who understand the requirements of looking after specials needs pets. The discounted adoption fees apply to the Kemps Creek and Ingleside Shelters, and the Purrfect Partners program at Kellyville Pets. All cats come desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and health checked.

Cats love to snuggle (as do we humans) and for them it is a natural instinct. They love to share their body warmth and seek out human contact. This goes back to when they snuggled up to their mums when they were very young and before they could regulate their own body temperature. Snuggling up with a cat or kitten makes them feel warm and safe and allows their human companions to spend great quality time with them.

Anyone who has ever considered getting a new feline friend to curl up with on the cold winter nights ahead should check out the AWL NSW website to see the variety of cats and kittens available for immediate adoption.

“Cats make the excellent companions,” says AWL Senior Behaviourist, Rosalie Horton. “They are excellent for busy people and families alike and will take as much attention as you can give them.”

All AWL  shelter cats and kittens are assessed by an expert behaviour team, to ensure they can be well matched with the right new owners.

“Some cats are naturally more friendly than others, “ adds Rosalie. “Our team at the shelters are always on hand to guide and advise on what animal is best suited to your needs.”

Having a new feline companion might even help cut down the electricity bill and, according to current research, it could lower a persons blood pressure and improve their health and wellbeing.

So there really is no excuse to be cold this Winter. To view the cats available for adoption click here