Shelter felines put on parade

THESE kittens may steal the show at Evandale tomorrow.

But their exhibition will come with a warning for people to desex their cats.

The Evandale Cat Show will feature more than 90 cats and kittens for show or sale at Evandale Memorial Hall tomorrow.

Organiser Sally Tonks said creating a good show involved weeks of preparation and finding sadly-shrinking sponsorship.

When Ms Tonks started running shows around 1997, she said: ``we used to get good sponsorship''. 

``Now the money's not there.'' 

Rachel Beech, of Longford-based cat adoption shelter Just Cats Tasmania, will exhibit a variety of cats at tomorrow's event, all needing good homes - especially the shelter's long-term residents.

She urged people to always desex their pets.

Mrs Beech works to raise awareness of the importance of desexing pets.

``In the lead-up to kitten season, now's the time,'' she said.

As part of the Just Cats Tasmania adoption campaign, Mrs Beech will enter some shelter cats to be judged tomorrow.

``Having them in there is nice - it's nice for people to see their personalities,'' she said.

The Evandale Cat Show will be open from 9.30am to 3.30pm tomorrow with entry costing $1 for children, $2 for adults or $5 for families.

Evandale's Sally Tonks will be exhibiting these four Singapura kittens at tomorrow's Evandale Cat Show. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

Evandale's Sally Tonks will be exhibiting these four Singapura kittens at tomorrow's Evandale Cat Show. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

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