Community opens hearts and homes for older cats.

Photo courtesy of http://www.cats.about.com

Western Australia’s Cat Haven launched a Christmas campaign to house the homeless pets, with all 12 cats finding a new place to stay before the New Year.

Cat Haven Media and Communications Coordinator Jessica Reid said the campaign had received tremendous support from the public, with many new owners personally touched by the cat’s stories.

“It was great to see so many kind hearted people out there in the community who adopted older cats at Christmas, Ms Reid said.

“It’s normally the older cats that miss out on finding homes, but due to public support we have managed to house older cats that would normally get overlooked during Christmas time.”

Ms Reid said one of the most touching stories was a resident from Padbury who adopted a cat named Bell.

“Bell had become ill and Cat Haven had given him to a foster carer to aid his recovery,” Ms Reid said.

“As the cat was away from Cat Haven getting better, no one would have been able to see what a gorgeous cat he was to adopt him, so if Bell’s new owner hadn’t read an article in the Joondalup Times, this pet would have had a very limited chance of surviving the Christmas period.”

“Bell now has found a loving home and a family that is just smitten with him, it’s really great.”

For more information on Cat Haven, please visit http://www.cathaven.com.au.

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