Influx of cats at Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter leads to calls to adopt

An influx of cats at Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter has led to an urgent call for loving local homes.

Hawkesbury City Council released a statement this week saying there were many beautiful and friendly cats to choose from, and all cats were desexed, microchipped and lifetime registered before leaving the shelter.

Hawkesbury Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett encouraged people to choose a pet from the local shelter rather than a pet shop.

“Hawkesbury City Council receives cats and dogs from the four local government areas of Penrith, Hornsby, Hills and Hawkesbury,” Cr Lyons-Buckett said.

“Our shelter staff will be happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have about caring for cats or what individual cats’ personalities are like to find one that suits you.”

For shelter opening hours and more information, call 4560 4644 or visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and click on the animal shelter link to see the photo gallery.

The shelter is located at 10 Mulgrave Road, Mulgrave and is open every day of the week.