TEN Lives Cat centre is preparing for a busy Summer and is calling on new foster carers and volunteers to help support them.

Ten Lives manager Noel Hunt said the centre was expecting a huge kitten season, which began this month.

“Based on our intake numbers over this Winter, we are anticipating a bumper kitten season,” he said.

“The fact we are seeing pregnant cats and kittens now makes us believe we are faced with a real tsunami of cats to come.

“We need 150 new volunteers and around 200 new foster carers to be trained up and ready to go.”

Mr Hunt said the centre was also gearing up to build an intensive care unit for the kittens who come into their care.

“Being able to get cats and kittens out of the shelter quickly and into foster care will really help,” he said.

“If we have too many cats and kittens here when the building starts, the load and stress will be huge.”

As part of the project, Ten Lives needs to upgrade its current laundry including the purchase of an industrial grade washing machine and is on a fundraising drive to raise $150,000.

This investment will make the centre’s operations run more smoothly, as they need to regularly wash and dry thousands of blankets and other cat bedding.

Labor Member for Clark Ella Haddad is a proud supporter of the Ten Lives Cat Centre and said funds would go a long way in helping many cats and kittens.

“Ten Lives take their role as leaders in responsible cat ownership very seriously, educating the community about keeping cats safe indoors, as well as making sure all cats and kittens adopted from the centre are de-sexed and vaccinated,” she said.

“By supporting Ten Lives Cat Centre with a small donation, your contribution will go a long way to helping the work of the centre in their work rehoming cats and kittens long into the future.”

To support the Ten Lives Cat Centre and donate towards their building project, visit https://www.givenow.com.au/tenlives.

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