Buningyong Girl Guides lend helping hand to Ballarat Animal Shelter

The Buninyong Girl Guides will tomorrow visit the Ballarat Animal Shelter to hand over donations they’ve been collecting for the shelter’s cats.

The young guides have been collecting donations and making new toys at their weekly meetings for the numerous cats and kittens currently awaiting new homes.

This follows a call out for donations in June when the shelter reached capacity.

“It’s donations from the community like this that help us to give these cats and kittens everything they need while they wait for their new family to walk through our doors,” Ballarat Animal Shelter Kathryn Doroshenko-Pempel said.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the Buninyong Girl Guides, we could not operate as we do without your help.”

With so many cats being handed into the shelter every week, staff require more cat food and toys to keep up with the new arrivals.

To ensure the cats are provided the best care while they await their new home, we’re calling for donations of wet cat food and small cat toys like balls and toy mice.

Anyone wishing to donate can by dropping off wet cat food or cat toys at the Ballarat Animal Shelter in Gillies Street.

Please follow the @ballaratanimalshelter on Facebook to learn more about the shelter’s current opening times.

Ballarat residents interested in adopting a kitten or cat are also invited to contact the shelter to find out how, and to meet the numerous kittens and cats currently seeking new homes.

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