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One of the cats needing a safe home at NRAS Rescue Shelter in Ballina. Photo supplied.

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‘We are literally packed to the rafters,’ said Joy Davies, NRAS Cat Coordinator.

‘Our cat cottage facility at the shelter is bursting at the seams with an influx of litters, not to mention the numerous pussy cats that are off-site in foster care, taking our total to more than 30 cats in care to and mounting daily,’ she said.

NRAS volunteer Chevaun Stapleton with Shelter Manager Sarah McKenzie and puppies. Photo David Lowe.

NRAS says all hands have also been on deck with the recent arrival of fifteen puppies from two separate litters.

‘The numbers on Petrescue and our own website don’t show the complete picture of the animals we currently have in care,’ said Shelter Operations Manager, Sarah McKenzie.

‘Most of the puppies are still too young so won’t be available for immediate adoption. Let’s just say the shelter has been getting a good workout with puppy craziness!’ said Ms McKenzie.

Momo is another kitten looking for a home. Photo NRAS.

Adoption Day will be hosted once again at the NRAS Rescue Shelter at 61 Piper Drive Ballina on Saturday 5 February from 10am–1pm.

Northern Rivers Animal Services want people to know their shelter is still operating a COVID-safe environment, and priority will be given to those who make an appointment to meet any of the animals available for adoption, or schedule a $10 microchipping or nail clipping service.

To secure a timeslot, call the office weekdays on 6681 1860 or email: [email protected]

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