We couldn't think of a more purrrrfect day to adopt a new fur-pal!
Wednesday, August 8, is World Cat Day, and animal rescue groups have taken the opportunity to encourage locals to check out all the cats and kittens up for adoption at local shelters.
Petbarn has cats in need of new forever homes on display at its Gold Coast stores today, and Petbarn Arundel manager Ashleigh Murphy knows first hand how good it feels to give a cat a new lease on life, after adopting one herself recently.
"They sometimes just know that they've got a new loving home and I love knowing that I gave a six-year-old a second chance," she said.
"All the cats come vaccinated, microchipped, desexed and health checked, and all the money from the adoption fee goes straight to the rescues so you know you're helping save another animal".