Homes are needed for more than two dozen kittens being cared for by Mid Canterbury Animal Welfare Centre.
Formerly the Mid Canterbury SPCA, the now independently operated facility has six kittens ready to be re-homed now and another 21 kittens in the full to capacity quarantine facility.
Mid Canterbury Animal Welfare Centre manager Rallou Keeley said most of the kittens had been dropped off by responsible people who were keen to do the right thing.
This year’s kitten season had started a little later than last year, she said.
“We have some really lovely kittens – we just need loving people to take them home now.”
“We don’t want kittens being dumped on our doorstep when we’re not around. We are happy to take them, but it’s so easy to just give us a call,” said Mrs Keeley.
Strays at the centre spend four weeks in quarantine and then receive a vet check and vaccinations before being offered to the public.
Based at the complex it owns next door to Vetlife Ashburton on Seafield Road, Mid Canterbury Animal Welfare Centre offers care and support for sick and injured animals.
The volunteer run facility is open from 9.30am until noon from Monday to Saturday and inquiries can be made by calling 308 4432 or 27 329 286.