Pet Adoption Month 2024

March is recognised nationally as Pet Adoption Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of pet adoption and foster care placement. Each year, thousands of cats across Australia are surrendered to shelters or abandoned on the streets through no fault of their own. Choosing to adopt a cat is a big decision that will not only give a cat a second chance of life but will also change your family’s life for the better.  

There are many things to consider before adopting and bringing a cat home, but the process itself does not need to be difficult. Alex and Erin recently adopted TG from RSPCA NSW, and their daughters couldn’t be happier.  

Catnets is dedicated to raising awareness for adoption and of course responsible cat ownership. This Pet Adoption Month we will be sharing Alex and Erin’s story on how they came to meet TG and what brought them to their decision to adopt and ultimately build their cat enclosure, to provide TG with a safe and enriched environment.

Alex and Erin’s Adoption Journey

If you have been considering adding a furry companion to your home, please contact your local rescue shelter to learn about the cats and kittens available for adoption. RSPCA NSW has hundreds of cats and kittens at any one time. You can learn more about each and every one of them HERE

No matter what age or stage of life your cat is at, before bringing a new cat into your home, you should prepare with the below essentials:

  • Litter box
  • Food and drinking station
  • Scratching area
  • Cat carrier
  • Soft bed
  • Elevated spaces
  • Hiding places
  • Toys and food puzzles

In addition to these, you should also consider how you will keep your cat safe at home and prevent it from roaming.

An outdoor cat enclosure is the perfect way to provide a safe space for your cat to roam freely within the boundaries of your own backyard or balcony.

Listen to how Alex and Erin’s Catnets enclosure has helped to enrich TG’s life and provided them with peace of mind.


RSPCA NSW’s Keeping Cats Safe at Home Project aims to encourage and support cat owners to prevent their cats from roaming away from their properties, both to keep cats safe and to protect native wildlife.

To find out how to give your cat a long, happy life, visit RSPCA NSW Keeping Cats Safe at Home page for some great advice