Sadly it seems some pet owners are neglecting to de-sex their pets.
Animal Welfare League NSW Far South Coast branch has over the past few weeks taken in two unwanted litters with another coming in next week.
"There is no need for unwanted animals to be born, as one of the responsibilities of pet ownership is de-sexing, of both females and males," the branch said.
"Do you know of anyone who is still reluctant to de-sex their pets? Please try to encourage them to do so...for the benefit of both the animal and our community."
AWLFSC branch subsidy application forms can be picked up from all Bega Valley Shire vets. AWLFSC volunteers raise the funds to support this de-sexing subsidy and do not receive any government funding.
If you are looking to take a kitten into your life please "adopt don't shop". Animals will come de-sexed at an affordable subsidised price in an effort to reduce the unwanted litters that often result from the "free to good home" or pet shop purchases.
Call Animal Welfare League FSC branch on 0400 372 609 to inquire about any of the many animals available for adoption, such as Bobby the ginger spotted tabby (pictured). You can also check the Facebook page.
AWL NSW Far South Coast branch has re-established its cat adoption and rehoming service following the folding of the RSPCA Sapphire Coast branch and desperately needs carers. If you can care for mature cats or litters of kittens they would love to hear from you on 0400 372 609.