Cats given a second chance through adoption day
A CAT can make your house a home and research has proven that they can be psychologically good for you, as well as providing cuddly friendship.
Friends of the Pound's Sonia Trichter knows only too well the value of having a cat as a pet.
But she also knows the tragedy of abandoned cats.
She and all the other admirable volunteers from Friends of the Pound work hard to find homes for unwanted cats.
They have taken in cats from beautiful black and white moggies like Wizard through to bashful tabbies like Poppy.
"We are planning a Cat Adopt-a-thon," Ms Trichter said.
"We will have a number of our second chance cats available for adoption by members of the public.
"These cats have either come from the pound or have been surrendered by residents of the Tweed Shire, they so deserve a break."
The adopt-a-thon will be held at 100% Pets, located in the Harvey Norman Homemaker Complex, Greenway Drive, South Tweed.
This coincides with Seniors Week, running on March 23-24 from10.00 am - 3.00 pm each day.
Entry is free and there will be a number of adult cats on display and available for adoption.
A sausage sizzle is available both days for a low cost light lunch.
"Prospective owners who are renting their home will need to bring written permission from their landlord to have a pet, as some rental properties are not pet friendly and it would be unfortunate if the cat was rehomed and then returned," Ms Trichter said.
"It would also be advisable that potential owner bring a cat carrier with them to take home the latest family addition.
"We are looking forward to a successful weekend and hope the response this year will be as good if not better than last year."