Wednesday, June 2, 2010
RSPCA State of Adoption! Adopt a Mate, Support your State!
Back for its second year, the RSPCA State of Adoption kicked off Wednesday 26 May and urges potential pet owners to adopt a rescued animal from their local RSPCA Shelter or Volunteer Branch.
A copy-cat tribute to the NRL State of Origin series, RSPCA NSW and its sister society RSPCA QLD will initiate their game plans to find as many suitable homes as possible for the thousands of animals currently available for adoption at the RSPCA.
At 5pm, Wednesday 7 July, the final tally of adoptions will be announced and either NSW or QLD will take out the RSPCA State of Adoption series with the most number of animals adopted.
“At the end of the day, whether it’s NSW or QLD that has the highest tally at the end of the RSPCA State of Adoption series the real winners are the thousands of animals that will be matched with their new families to find suitable, loving homes.” said RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman.
Why adopt a pet from the RSPCA?
There are a number of reasons why animals available for adoption at the RSPCA make fantastic pets:
• All animals are checked by expert RSPCA Veterinarians, microchipped, vaccinated, worm and flea treated, behaviour assessed and desexed where relevant.
• Pets at the RSPCA come in all shapes and sizes, including mixed breeds and purebreds.
• Aside from cats and dogs, RSPCA Shelters have many other types of animals available for adoption including horses, ducks, chicken, mice, rabbits, sheep, goats and more.
All potential new pet owners are screened and interviewed by RSPCA staff prior to adoption and a premises inspection may be required.
To view animals that are in need of good homes during the RSPCA State of Adoption series, please visit http://www.adoptapet.com.au/