More than 100 cats and dogs kicked out of shelter

More than 100 adorable, furry tenants are being kicked out of their homes in Melbourne’s southeast to make way for a school.

Cats and dogs at the Keysborough Animal Shelter need new families, and it’s getting fairly urgent.

Their home of 40 years is making way for a school but finding a new home for these animals is proving to be quite the task. 

Australian Animal Protection Society’s Megan Seccull said the foster program rescue groups were taking the animals while the shelter downsized to another property in Dandenong South.

But animals were also continuing to come in.

Keysborough Animal Shelter rehouses more than 2,500 cats each year along with 500 dogs. 

More than 100 cats and dogs are need of new homes as the Keysborough Animal Shelter prepares to move to a new site. Source: 7 News

But not enough people get their cats de-sexed and dog buyers are picky.

“It is getting very desperate here,” Ms Seccull said.

“And we don’t have any little dogs, and people don’t seem to want bigger dogs.”

The new site at Dandenong South is smaller meaning many of the pets need new homes and quickly. Source: 7 News

The shelter currently has 100 cats and 26 dogs needing a home within five weeks.

A vet clinic was a major source of income for the shelter, but because of a rezoning rule they can’t run vets at the new venue.

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More than 100 cats are currently staying at the shelter. Source: 7 News