Cute Archie looks straight into your eyes. He is alert, colourful, playful, and wants to love you. He is about seven weeks old and was found on his own: he now needs care. RSPCA has a list of carers who look after deserted animals although many more kittens are found than can be safely cared for.
If you love animals, please don't dump your kitten or pet, and desex now before spring.
The RSPCA in Armidale reports a very high number of dumped kittens. Kittens produce kittens as soon as they are able and so they multiple over and over again very quickly. There is no food, warmth or protection for these animals.The local RSPCA spokesperson advises:
"We have a busy desexing program, and we can help people on low incomes to get their pets desexed. Contact the local RSPCA by phone, email, or letter; tell them the help that you need; and they will help you and a cat like Archie!"
You can surrender them to the RSPCA, or the animal shelter, but if you would like to keep your pet, have it desexed before it is pregnant. The RSPCA spending approximately $10,000 a month desexing animals found or for owners who can't afford the small operation. "That $10,000 does not scratch the surface of a huge problem".