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ADOPT A FRIEND
Contact for cats: Debbie - 6425 2765
www.rspcansw.org.au follow the link to Adopt a Pet and to the Cooma Site.
Cost: Kittens and cats up to 8 years are $200.
Golden Oldies (over 8 years) $100. Includes vaccination, desexing,
microchipping & feline immunodeficiency virus testing.
Contact for dogs: Lil - 6452 2835
www.rspcansw.org.au follow the link
to Adopt a Pet and to the Cooma Site.
Cost: $400 includes vaccination,
desexing & microchipping
PLEASE NOTE ANIMALS COULD HAVE ALREADY
BEEN RE-HOMED AFTER GOING TO PRESS
Male, dob 27/8/16 Ginger Tabby
Copper is a sweet little fellow. He is small for his age but he can keep up with the other cats at his
carer’s home. Copper was hand raised from a day old. He really loves a cuddle and sitting with you
while watching TV. Copper would love a forever home he never has to leave and a family to love.
Male, dob 25/9/16 Dark Tabby
Axel is a cheeky little monkey. He loves to play & climb. He just loves to explore everything. Axel
would make a wonderful pet for a family with kids. Whatever the kids were doing Axel would join in.
He will make a great mate. 0982107
2/57 Sharp St, Cooma - at the bridge
Physiotherapy Room, Bombala Hospital, Bombala
Ph: 6452 7782
Your Local Physiotherapists
: 6452 77
Fax: 6452 7054
Receive 10% off
Dine in and Take away
(excludes Lunch and drinks)
Offer starts Jan 31, ends Feb 15
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ffer starts Jan 3
Snowstop Village, 38 Sharp St Ph: 6452 4525
Cooma’s RSPCA is calling all cat lovers to volunteer
The Cooma branch of the RSPCA is calling on
the community to lend a helping paw with the
organisation finding it increasingly difficult to
continue their work with stray and surrendered
The RSPCA says they are fortunate to have the
use of the cat enclosure at the Cooma Pound to
care for cats suitable to be re-housed.
The organisation fears they will lose this
invaluable service unless there is an increase in
volunteers to look after the cats.
There are six volunteers who dedicate their
time throughout the week, ensuring the cats
receive the care they need. Cooma RSPCA cat
coordinator, Debbie, says there are many benefits
in becoming a volunteer.
“When people see the look on the kids’ and
family’s faces when they get a rescue kitten or cat
makes it worthwhile,” Debbie says.
“People are able to see all their hardwork play
off when the cats are re-housed.
“The end product is why we help out, you see
the cats happy, safe and in a new home.”
The few volunteers currently assisting the
RSPCA with their cat care are stretched to the
This has placed strain on the existing service
as there is a shortfall in volunteers to cover shifts
over a seven-day period.
Volunteering at the RSPCA is a rewarding
experience, according to Debbie.
Volunteers are required to feed the cats, clean
litter trays and spend a little time giving them the
human contact they so desperately need.
This can take between one and two hours per
day depending on the number of cats in care and
the time restraints of the volunteer.
The Cooma branch de-sex, microchip,
vaccinate, worm all cats and in many cases test
for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.
Local RSPCA efforts re-housed 75 cats in
the last financial year and the organisation has
expressed their concern if the service folds all
their hard work will be undone.
The organisation believes losing the ability to
care for stray and surrendered cats will lead to
an increase in the number of stray cats in the
As well as volunteers, the RSPCA is looking for
cat foster carers.
This role involves looking after a cat in your
home until the RSPCA can re-house it. The
RSPCA pays for all food and expenses.
To assist or for more information call Debbie on
Debbie Robinson is calling for more volunteers to
help care for Cooma’s stray and surrendered cats.
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