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[NSW, VIC] Adopt a Cat: VIC $20, NSW $100 (Was $120/$180), Adopt a Kitten $150 (NSW Was $230) @ RSPCA


Thanks Tof for the Victoria Deal: https://rspcavic.org/media/latest-news/#meows-the-time

From Monday 12 April to Sunday 25 April 2021 we will be reducing the adoption fees for all cats and kittens to help our feline friends find forever homes!

There’s never been a better time to adopt a purrfect pal who will want to spend all nine lives with you.

So how much are the adoption fees?

Adult cats – over 6 months – $180 now $100

Kittens – $230 now $150

RSPCA NSW adoption fees include desexing, microchipping, vaccinations, vet checks and up-to-date parasite control.

So what are you waiting for? Pop into an RSPCA shelter or Care Centre to meet your new forever best friend!

View all our cats and kittens available for adoption here: http://rspcansw.org/felines

*Please note, this offer is not available at Petbarn adoption locations or RSPCA volunteers branches.

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  • NSW only?

  • Surprised they need to offer a discount considering how much demand there has been for pets in the last year.

    • -1 vote

      Kids are back at school now and demand is going down.

    • I've seen demand but I believe that demand has been for dogs far more then cats. I was looking at getting a puppy during lockdown and not only was any decent small dog price +$4000, it was rare to be able to get one without being in contact with a breeder who was planning a litter etc, I ended up not being able to find one (I wanted a bichon frise) and now I'm back at office a few days a week pretty happy I didn't buy one

      • Shelter dogs are decent? And also going back to office shouldn't really be a consideration when getting a dog. But agree that demand for dogs is likely higher than cats.

      • Did you consider adopting a dog from RSPCA or another rescue organisation?

        Generally rescue dogs which are mixed breeds are better options as they are cheaper initially and generally healthier dogs.
        Specific line bred animals often have many health complications due to a lack of genetic diversity.
        Also you get to save an animal that otherwise may be put down, they will love you forever.

        My family has had several rescue cattle dogs even and they've been awesome.

  • That's more than I pay at the deli.

    But seriously, please spay your animals.

  • I know this is ozbargain but we have adopted both our kittens from no kill shelter in Woodend, Vic and we always pay more than they ask since they do great work looking after lots of animals.

    If you get a cat or kitten, please donate some money to help them look after the other animals they have.

  • Do not adopt a cat if you intend to let them out of the house and decimate the local native wildlife. Cats should be kept indoors.

    • Agree one million times !!!

    • ikr the pristine fauna/flora that we look after so well, with our ever bigger houses, cars, that a far far more efficient, our ever growing list of appliances that have absolutely no embedded energy all comes from fairy dust and unicorn pee and boy so energy efficient no plastic/poly wrapping. An ever growing road network, introduction of lots and lots of exotic animals, but yeah keeping ya cat indoors is all that's needed makes a huge difference makes me feel emotional warm and I can ignore all the other wreckage, coz I keep me kitty inside I'm a good person, oh and I'm vegan double whammy I'm so green

      What biodiversity is still declining?? And now actual biomass of even the shitty introduced species is declining? Well it wasn't me I was good I kept kitty inside all snug and warm even keep the air-con on for him and feed him nothing but the best not that awful stuff made from human waste products just the finest catches :)

      Hope hope tis a wonderful thing… So adorable and cute with their multi coloured coats and their big brown eyes those cows are so so cute, wait what? We don't keep them in shelters we kill'em to feed the other animals in the no kill shelters that no one wants, makes total sense one cow can feed lots of doggies in the end it balances, after all we don't use other fossil fuels or house them in their care, is no cost to no kill it says NO KILL… Hey look at the homeless person standing near the gate of the no kill quick get a robot to scare/annoy the homeless so they move on but that only happens in America that won't happen here, we are really good to our own……..

      But I must admit tis awesome finally bought a dishwasher and dryer as I gave up and damn it does make life much easier after hand washing and drying for 50+ years it's frikkin awesome sauce. also giving up hope that people would change is also a relief I've also allowed myself the freedom of foolish beliefs like indoor cats and carbon offsets so much easier emtotionally, death of a planet pfft imagination of autistic children.

      Anyway enjoy keeping ya cats inside ya really doing the environment a solid better go buy some more poison for the rat/mice situation so many now, isn't there? That has to be good for the environment not going to introduce other nasties into the…..

      What morbid cynical ignorant twat, Ohhh look at the shiny shiny I feel better now what a meanie and sooo stupid…

      • Wut

      • Name checks out .

      • Why all the negs? Apart from the extensive rant, the argument is on point. Also "cats kill all the native wildlife", just how many of the animals in your suburb are truly native to that area? Many animals are introduced species.

        I'm not defending cats killing other animals, and agree that cats should be kept indoors/contained (I've got extensive cat runs and foster a few dozen cats a year) to minimise them straying, getting lost, annoying neighbours, getting into fights and from killing wildlife.

        Working in animal welfare, I see aaaaaaaaaaaaall the arguments about cats, dogs, responsible pet ownership (or lack of) and the most common about cats is this thing of "native animals", yet here they are in the house that's been built on cleared land, using resources that have been obtained by clearing land, driving cars that kill kangaroos, possums, birds etc.

        Humans are the cause for most animal deaths.

        • the most common about cats is this thing of "native animals", yet here they are in the house that's been built on cleared land, using resources that have been obtained by clearing land, driving cars that kill kangaroos, possums, birds etc.

          Your cats can drive!? And THAT'S how they kill so much wildlife, taking down even kangaroos!? Eeeek!

          And here's me thinking they were only useful for Sum Won Flung Dung's Sweet & Sour Kitty and keeping hessian bags submerged.

        • Not on point at all. A single house cat can kill families of native bats, birds, etc.

          Resorting to whataboutism like "letting my cat outside isn't going to save all of the native fauna so why should I care" is defeatist rubbish. It doesn't matter if you mostly see sparrows and pigeons everywhere, native fauna is out there anyway. Anyone who is fine with their pet potentially killing a Galah, or a red wattlebird, or a magpie, etc. is a shitty person.

          "You drive cars and live in a house that negatively impacts the environment" is a shitty gotcha too. A car is often needed, especially with our urban sprawl, for people to get to work. A home is a necessity and most people can't afford to own a home at all, let alone build one in an environmentally friendly way. Barring something like a guide dog, a pet is simply a luxury.

          There's really no reason for letting your pets out except "I'm a shitty person and don't care". It's not hard to contain your pets or, you know, simply not have one.

    • Going by all the dogs and cats wandering my neighbourhood I always assumed dragging dead wildlife home was part of the pleasure for owners.

    • The cats in my area seem particularly inempt in catching any birds considering how many Indian mynas I have sitting outside.

  • $20

    All well and good, but if you can only afford to buy a cat when on sale, you can't afford a cat.

    Annual costs for a cat are conservatively $1200 to $1500/pa (food, litter, flea meds, worming meds). Significantly more as the cat reaches its senior years with vet visits.

    Money well spent for most people, but again, if you can't afford more than $20 you certainly can't afford 1.5k annually (20k over the life of the cat).

    • +13 votes

      Mate its ozbargain, knowing people here they have been waiting 9 months since the last discount to buy a cat.

    • I think that is a bit over the top. I’ve had Toby for 5 years (he came from RSPCA Hunter) and he has cost me only for his food, bravecto, and annual vaccinations. TCO is probably closer to $700 p/a (there’s also the many toys that bore him witless but we wont count those!)

  • Please get a kitty if you can and can commit to taking care of it. Save it and yourself as well.

    We just love our 2 cats and it has been a wonderful blessing to us.

  • why no qld?

  • Our baby was adopted at 1 year. Jynx has been a total joy & is a purr-box-sweetie!

    Adopt an adult cat and give them all the love you can! They're amazing. :)

    • Amazing hunters, and devastators of native wildlife.

      • Yes they are. And if people continue to have their pets spayed and neutered, eventually there won’t be any pet cats in Australia, except for those bred for showing etc and not let loose. I constantly fret over the cats that live down the road from me, because they hunt in my yard and leave “presents” around. Most unpleasant. I wish I could afford to get those rollers installed on top of my fences, which would at least make the back yard safe.

    • Cute cat!

    • He’s gorgeous! I see his fur is very wavy on his chest, is he part Rex?

  • It's 12 months today since a cat from RSPCA Burwood East adopted us.
    Gus has made lockdown and working from home a lot more bearable — or less, depending on your view of having a cat on your lap while trying to work on a laptop. In fact, that is what is happening right now.
    The staff at RSPCA were terrific, particularly as Melbourne was strictly locked down at the time. We continue to donate money to them to support their good works.
    As for the cost, about $12/month for pet food, $5 for litter and a few bucks for treats. Flea and worming meds are about $8-10pm. Registration with the council is $36pa. So far no vet fees (he is 3yo and in good health).
    And before anyone says "just you wait", our previous cat, who passed away 4 months before we got this boy, never cost us more than $400pa in vet fees, even when she got cancer. We had her for 18 years.
    I am sure it could turn into a horror story, but I do wonder whether more than $100pm is an accurate estimate.
    Hope getting a cat works out as well for everyone as it has done for us and Gus!

    • What cat food do you feed your cat? My cat food add up to about $80/mth so I am trying to find a cheaper but healthy alternative. Thanks.

      • He's not a fussy eater but he likes some things more than others.
        We usually get the Woollies home brand tins, in 4 different varieties; chicken, beef, salmon and a mixed fish. About 80-85c a can and we usually stock up in the 10 percent off shop once a month. We reseal the can and fridge it, but take it out an hour before he eats so it is not too cold for him.
        We get 4 serves from a can and we mix it up with dry food in the evening, and about once a week he gets some leftover chicken or fish added in.
        We also give him a handful of dry food in the morning

        • Thanks for your reply. I will check on them next time I go to woolies. And I will give it a try if they contain a good portion of meat.

      • We use Advance - it's expensive up front, but have found they eat less due to the quality of the food (we only give a little bit of roo meat at night). Their coats are healthy and full, their poo stinks a lot less and is firmer (a lot easier to pick out from the litter!). Keep an eye out for specials and try buy bulk.


        • Thank you bUrd. I am currently feeding my cat Royal Canin kitten dry and wet foods. She only easts 45g dry food per day, which is not much. It's the $2/pack wet food costs me a lot. Is the Advance wet food any good?

          • @aBlue: Royal Canin is daaaamn good stuff, but too expensive. We use it in animal rescue for when we have nursing mum cats or malnourished kittens and the pet shop gives us (the rescue) a discount for it. Royal Canin really does wonders for underweight cats/kittens, as does Hills.

            We feed our own cats on Advance dry food only, with a little bit of roo meat at night. We don't use the wet food, the biscuits seem to give them everything they need.

            • @bUrd: Good for underweight cats. Aha!
              When I adopted my cat, the shelter recommended me to keep her on Royal Canin for a while as she had a rough start of life. I will keep her on it for another month or two but I think she will become overweight if I leave her on RC any longer. Lol

    • You do realise that you are feeding your cat one of the cheapest possible diets and there are others like me who feed our cats wet food daily or raw food which easily costs $2-3/day. It’s like saying yes you can survive with $1 food allowance per day but do you have to?

      • Yep, I get that, and that different cats have different preferences and that means some would cost more to feed than others.
        But, I was offering a counter view to an earlier post that suggested the cost of owning a cat is at least $100 a month. In my family's experience, based on the lat 20 years, that has not been the case.

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  • It is a pity there ain't such a deal in Tassie, I miss having my Bonnie girl, she died in January

  • Sorry cats, landlord said NO.

  • Ugh I really wish I could adopt a cat but my place has a no pets rule from the landlord