Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Giant Poster for a Giant Problem

With 1000 kittens currently being cared for by RSPCA NSW, 1000 responsible new owners are urgently needed.

It’s a giant problem, so RSPCA NSW has placed a giant poster around Sydney’s CBD and outer suburbs. You’ve seen lost and found posters taped to telegraph poles with telephone tags along the bottom, the RSPCA NSW has employed the same concept, just on a much grander scale. In fact, it’s over 28m long and fits 1,000 telephone tags along the bottom. The poster will be moved around to various high traffic areas in the CBD and beyond on Wednesday 23 December, in an attempt to get as many people as possible to visit www.adoptapet.com.au to find out important adoption information and to adopt an animal.

These kittens are just part of RSPCA’s annual Christmas Crisis. Every festive season, over 3,000 unwanted dogs, cats, kittens and puppies are surrendered throughout the State. RSPCA NSW is asking that people open their hearts this Christmas and adopt a pet.

“In the past, the RSPCA has shunned pets as presents at Christmas but in recent years this thinking has changed. Now more than ever, we advocate that potential adopters consider before committing,” said RSPCA NSW CEO, Steve Coleman.

“Adopting a pet at this time of year to someone who fully understands the commitment and responsibility of pet ownership is often timely, as many people are on leave and have the extra time to acclimatise the new family member into their lives. We certainly do not advocate pets as surprise gifts, but if considering a new pet this Christmas, please consult our staff and adopt an RSPCA pet. We have dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, pocket pets (and more!) in need of loving, forever homes.”

All RSPCA animals have undergone health and temperament checks to make sure that they will make great pets and have been vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and desexed. RSPCA staff can also give general pet care advice.

If you see the oversized poster in the streets of Sydney, tear off a tag and help RSPCA NSW rehome 1000 kittens this Christmas.

See www.adoptapet.com.au for animals available for adoption.

The poster can be seen in the following locations:

10:00 am Wednesday 23rd December Hyde Park near the Fountain.
11:30 am Wednesday 23rd December Martin Place – Macquarie St End.

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