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Pussy adoptions galore after Kittycam's smashing success

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Simon White

The Perth Cat Haven has reported a record-breaking number of cat and kitten adoptions for April, after the live streaming Kittycam became an online sensation.

The Perth Cat Haven has reported a record-breaking number of cat and kitten adoptions for April, after the live streaming Kittycam became an online sensation.

The stunning success of Kittycam continues, with Perth's Cat Haven reporting a record-breaking number of cat and kitten adoptions during April.

Kittycam - a live webcam stream from the Haven's Shenton Park headquarters - became an online sensation late last week, with 37,000 views between Thursday and Sunday evening.

According to the Cat Haven, Kittycam trended No. 1 nationally on Twitter late last week and also resulted in 59 animals being adopted on Saturday and Sunday alone.

These adoptions were among 467 for the month of April, more than double the amount for the same period last year and a record for the Cat Haven in its 50-year history.

"We always knew our kittens were cute, but we never thought they would capture the hearts and minds of so many people," Cat Haven spokesman David Settelmaier said.

"We are at the tail end of kitten season in Western Australia, so to record these kinds of numbers is nothing short of spectacular.

"We're hoping Kittycam will help the cats in our care go to the wonderful homes they deserve.

"We are blessed to be able to look after these animals, and we're sure that they will enrich the lives of anyone who chooses to adopt from Cat Haven."

Plans are being put in place to make Kittycam a permanent fixture at the Cat Haven.

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