Cats are surrendered to the RSPCA for a wide range of reasons, including behavioural problems, medical issues, and abandonment by owners. In New South Wales, the top 10 reasons for the surrender of cats are:
- Moving to a new residence where pets are not allowed
- Being unable to afford caring for the cat
- Having too many other animals in the house
- Moving overseas or interstate
- Being unable to afford specific veterinary treatment
- Having allergies
- Moving to a unit or apartment
- The cat being too old
- Not wanting the cat anymore
- The owner being too ill to care for the animal.
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