Galway Cat Rescue Adoption Information Event
Pur-fect time for Petmania to host first in-store event
Galway Cat Rescue (GCR) is holding an in-store Cat Adoption Information Event at Petmania Galway on ‘Caturday’ 30th April from 12 to 4 pm, this bank holiday weekend.
Find a fur-ever feline friend
Galway Cat Rescue have dozens of adorable cats and kittens waiting for their forever family and those interested in adopting a kitten or adult cat can come to Petmania to meet GCR volunteers and start the adoption process. Galway Cat Rescue will also have a fundraising raffle on the day.
Cats are Ireland’s second most popular pet, according to a survey1 conducted Petmania Galway earlier in 2022. 40 per cent of the 437 respondents owned a cat. The pet store discovered that 51 per cent have a mature cat whilst just 6 per cent have a kitten.
This may be about to change, as we enter ‘kitten season’. Kitten season starts in the spring, peaking in the early summer months and ends in Autumn. Although Kittens can be born year-round, the vast majority are born during this time, making it the pur-fect time to host an adoption information event in store.
Petmania is celebrating all feline friends with a Cat Event throughout April with up to 30 per cent discount on popular cat essentials like bedding, toys and well-known nutrition brands like Felix, Purina One and Go Cat. Petmania is encouraging cat lovers to sign-up to its cat database to be in with the chance of winning one of 16 hampers of cat goodies, including a three-month supply of food from Felix, worth almost €300.
According to Olivia O’ Reilly of Galway Cat Rescue,
“We were busier than ever during lockdown, people were working from home and so they noticed cats in need of TNR (trap, neuter, release) or rescue more often. It was great that vets continued to accept cats for TNR and rescue care under the essential services provision which kept our volunteers busy! The Adoption Information Day on the 30th of April is really a celebration of the charity being back to some normality after two years of pandemic pandemonium! We are looking forward to meeting everone in store at Petmania.’
Most cat owners (64 per cent) got their pets from animal welfare shelters, like Galway Cat Rescue, according to Petmania’s Pet Lifestyle Survey 20212, with the majority (68 per cent) choosing the keep indoor cats. “Companionship and joy” were the overwhelming themes of the respondents describing the impact their cat has had on their life.
Olivia from GCR has provided lost of tips and advise on everything cat owners will encounter over a cat’s potential 20-year lifespan on Petmania’s free cat resource. From birth, throughout its first year and beyond, advice is available on milestones, nutrition, behaviour, exercise and health via www.petmania.ie/pet-care-advice-centre
Petmania is celebrating its Cat Event throughout April with up to 30 per cent discount on popular cat items. For more see www.petmania.ie