Looking for a new family member? Consider adopting.
Adopting a new pet is a great way to give an animal a second chance. There are countless charities working tirelessly to give animals the best chance at finding their forever homes, and even our own nurses are often fostering kittens until homes can be found. Animals end up in shelters or foster care homes for many reasons, and most through no fault of their own.
Adopting an adult can also suit some families better, as having a young kitten and puppy can be hard work with a lot more training and playful/active personalities. Adopted adults may still need a little training, but you should be well informed about this at the time of adoption so you can make an educated decision about the best choice for you and your situation.
Be very careful buying animals online, as this is how many puppy-farm puppies are sold, and there are quite complex scams in operation where people pay for puppies (usually interstate) but never receive them. If you are considering selling a pet online please be very aware also to make sure it goes to a good home. It is best to deal directly with a known animal charity or foster carer.
Some links to local charities and kittens for adoption:
Kittens and Cats currently being fostered by our nurses