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Felines to take the lead in new fundraiser

 

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A local charity fundraiser is encouraging cat owners to walk their feline friends on a leash - to promote both responsible cat ownership and raising money.

Ten Lives Cat Centre, based in Hobart, is aiming to raise $10,000 in 10 days to cover after hours emergency vet bills for foster carers during kitten challenge.

Manager Noel Hunt says responsible cat ownership includes containing your cat on your property.

“If can’t contain your cat, at least curfew them and keep your cat in at night," he said.

The challenge is humorous as walking a cat on a leash is far from the norm, but the charity is hoping it will promote conversations and funds.

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“During kitten season, Ten Lives has to find between $10-20,000 for after hours emergency vet services," Mr Hunt said.

“This is on top of running our own Vet Surgery during business hours where we are providing more than 10,000 treatments per year to all the lost and unwanted cats and kittens.”

“We will be awarding prizes for the best efforts in people walking their cats - and the less than expert attempts!”

More information can be found on the Ten Lives website - donations can be made here.

Pictures: Jezabel the cat and human Jim, demonstrating the cat walk the best way they know. Supplied images.